Do you have an upcoming job interview or important meeting, or just want to look a little more polished at the office day-to-day? An updo is one way to keep your hair up and out of your face when you’re tired of always pulling it back into a ponytail or messy bun. While there’s no shortage of hair tutorials on YouTube, including hairstyles and updos for the office — low buns, side buns, curly hair, straight hair, long hair, medium hair — we’ve selected some of the easy-to-follow YouTube updo tutorials for a variety of styles and hair types.
If you’re looking for more talk about office hairstyles, we’ve discussed how long do you spend on your hair for work, how to make a blowout last for days, your favorite dry shampoo, easy office updos, how to style long hair for job interviews, and lots more about office hairstyles in general — but we wanted to feature some easy-to-follow YouTube tutorials that make it even easier to get that polished look.
So gather up some bobby pins, a few hair elastics of various sizes, and maybe a hair donut or other hair accessories, and see if any of these will work with your busy routine.
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YouTube Tutorials for Updos for Long, Wavy Hair
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This semi-formal updo by Kate Bryan from The Small Things only looks complicated. Her helpful suggestion that can be applied to many updo styles is to add texture with dry shampoo instead of hairspray.
Kate’s messy low bun is quicker but looks less formal.
YouTube Tutorials for Updos for Long, Straight Hair
Mimi Ikonn from Luxy Hair has “running-late hairstyles” for long hair, including a simple side bun that starts at about the 2-minute mark and only requires a hair donut, bobby pins, and a hair elastic.
YouTube Tutorials for Updos for Shoulder-Length Curly Hair
She also has this simpler updo tutorial that’s a little less formal.
YouTube Tutorials for Updos for Short Hair
If you try any of these easy-to-follow office up-do tutorials, let us know! Or if you have easy-to-follow YouTube office hair tutorials, or YouTube channels you follow for office hair help, or other tips and tricks for updos that you want to recommend to other readers, please feel free to share.