If you are looking for an elegant and sophisticated updo with a little flair, then a curly updo is for you. Curly updos are versatile and easy to do and can be worn not only on special occasions and events but also on a regular day at home. What makes curly updos so great is fact that they generally set and look better on day old hair, so if you’re running late or don’t have time wash and set your hair then you can opt to do a quick curly updo.
# 1 Curly Flower Updo
The white flower in this updo really makes the vivacious red color of the hair pop. The hair is first gathered over the ears towards the nape of the neck. Once at the nape the hair is then taken in small sections and curled slightly at the ends, with a medium sized curling iron. The individually curled sections are then pinned up in a circular flower like manner.
# 2 Pin-Curled Coiffure
This elegant updo is done by curling the hair starting from the back and working your way to the front. The hair is taken in small sections and pin-curled (small tight curls). As each section is curled it’s immediately pinned up to ensure that it holds it’s shape, this is continued throughout the hair. At the front of the hair, the curls are pinned up in an overlapping manner to cover the already pinned up curls from the back.
# 3 Trendy Short-Haired Curled Updo
This beautiful colored brunette bordering on copper hair shouts glamor with an edge. Due to the sides of the hair being so short only the longer section is worked with. The entire middle section of hair is loosely curled starting at the back of the head. Once all of the hair has been curled it’s messily and loosely pinned at the top of the head. When pinning the curls some of them are pinned so that the tail-end falls over the forehead to create a more edgy look.
# 4 Crochet Curled Side-Do
This is more of a half up side-do with the hair first curled in a crochet manner. The curled hair on the left side is then taken over the ear and neatly pinned up at the back of the head (above the neck). The curled hair from the right side remains loosely on the face.
# 5 Latch-Hook Braid/Curls
Latch-hook curls take much longer to do, but they last longer than regular curls. These curls look best on people who have fairly thick hair. In this particular updo, the hair is latch-curled and pinned over the shoulder and away from the face. Once pinned the rest of the hair remains loosely on the shoulder blades.
# 6 Curled Chignon
This elegant updo sets best on day old hair and is perfect for a special occasion. In this updo, the hair is first brushed back towards the neck. The hair is then curled very tightly and left to cool. Once cooled the curled hair is then pinned up in sections, in an overlapping fashion.
# 7 Curly Half-Up Bridal Updo
This understatedly elegant hairstyle screams bridal updo and is flop proof, so your hair is guaranteed to be perfect on that special day. The entire hair is tightly curled with a medium sized wand and then left to cool. Once the hair has cooled it’s lightly brushed to soften out the curls. The front hair is then lightly teased for extra volume and pinned back, away from the face and secured with a pretty hair clip.
# 8 Crimped & Pinned Half-Do
This is a very textured, more of a crimped than curled hairstyle. The hair has been crimped with a very small crimping iron and then brushed out to lighten/ lessen the crimped look. The front half of the hair is then gathered and tightly pinned away from the face.
# 9 Curled & Roped Bun
The platinum dark blonde balayage color of the hair makes this intertwined updo look very complex and hard to replicate, however, it really isn’t. The hair is first curled with a large sized curler or wand. The hair (starting at the front) is then arranged in a twisted manner and pinned in a bun at the nape of the neck.
# 10 Soft Curled Coiffure
This hairstyle is easy to do and perfect for people who have naturally curly hair. Curling mousse is applied to the hair and the hair is then scrunched. The scrunched hair is then gathered at the back of the head and pinned up. The look is completed by pulling out some of the strands at the front to frame the face.
# 11 Crochet Curled Bun
The croquet curl adds a lot of texture to the hair and looks best on dark, thick hair. Alternatively, this hairstyle also looks good with permed or naturally curly hair. The heavy, long bangs are left out on the face while the rest of the hair is gathered at the top of the head and pinned into a volumized bun.
# 12 Textured Curled High Bun
This is a great party or prom updo and is done by first sectioning the hair, then neatly curling each section and setting them to the side. The curled hair is then gathered and made into a high ponytail at the crown. The ends of the ponytail are then sectioned, with each section being twirled and pinned up and around the ponytail in and overlapping manner until a bun effect is created.
# 13 Twisted & Roped Coiffed Hair
This curly updo has a whimsy carefree look about it and looks great with the copper highlights in the hair. The hair is first lightly curled for added texture. The hair at the front off of the head is then roped into sections (about 4) and twisted toward the back. The roped sections are then twirled and arranged in and interlocking manner at the base of the neck.
# 14 Volumized Messy Curled Updo
The coppery brunette color of the hair really does add to the elegance of this hairstyle. The hair is first sectioned and loosely curled with the medium wand. The curled hair is then arranged at the back of the neck and twisted and pinned in small sections, in a large messy bun like manner.
# 15 Classically Curled Chignon
In this updo the hair is only slightly curled, starting halfway to the end of the hair. The hair is then gathered and twisted into a regular chignon. The reason for curling the hair is because it adds to the overall texture and look of the finished chignon.
# 16 Maximum Volume Curls
The bright scarlet color of the hair really does make this hairstyle stand out. In order to get these perfect curls the hair to first be permed. A perm not only adds volume to the hair but also ensures that the curls hold for a long period of time. Once the hair is permed the hair is left loose to frame the face.
# 17 Curled Low-Updo
The caramel highlights on the darker brunette colored hair add definition not only to the curls but to the overall updo. The entire hair is curled using the smallest size curling wand. The hair is then separated into tiny sections that are pinned together in a low chignon fashion. It should be noted that this updo looks best on thick hair.
# 18 Dutch Braided Headband Updo
The rich ombré chestnut color of the hair really does enhance the overall effect of the dutch headband braid. The hair at the front is parted and a dutch braid is created and pinned across the head in a band fashion. The remaining hair at the back is then curled with a large sized curling iron and twirled into a regular bun. The remaining longer layers of hair at the front of the face is curled inward, toward the face to soften the look.
# 19 Messily Curled Side-Do
The hair is curled beginning at about halfway down the hair. The curled hair is then lightly finger-combed towards the back of the head. This hair is then twirled to the side and pinned up in a circular rose like fashion.
# 20 Golden Messy Bun
The golden color of the hair really does make this hairstyle look rather regal. The entire hair is curled in small sections to create many little curls. These curls are then lightly brushed out to add texture to the updo and then messily pinned up at the nape of the neck in a low bun fashion.
# 21 Big Wavy Copper Curls
The coppery highlights on the brunette hair is really what makes the waves in this hairstyle pop. Mousse or styling gel is applied to the hair to ensure that the waves hold. The hair is then sectioned and curled away from the face with an extra large curling iron. The curled hair is then brushed out with a paddle brush to loosen out the curls and create the wavy effect.
# 22 Braided Band Bun
The braid around the bun adds tons of flair to this updo and is created by first taking a section of the frontal hair and braiding it back towards the crown. The braid is then set aside and the remaining hair is curled lightly. The curled hair is then twisted and arranged in large bun-like coiffure. Once the bun is secure the braid is then taken and pinned neatly around the bun.
# 23 Side-Swept Curly Side-Do
The is the perfect hairstyle for a special function or event. The hair is sectioned and sprayed with light hairspray to hold the curls in place. These sprayed sections are then curled with a medium curling iron and set aside. Once the hair has cooled and the curls have set the hair is swept to the side, over the shoulder and secured from the back with bobby pins.
# 24 Trendy Triangular Crochet Curls
The triangular parted sections in this hairstyle really make this updo look glamorous and trendy. The hair at the front is sectioned and parted to create many triangular parts (in sort of a zig-zag fashion). The hair at the back is then croquet curled and left loose.
# 25 Lace Braided Soft Updo
This is a whimsy carefree updo that screams regal. This updo is done by first loosely curling the hair with a medium curling iron. A section of hair at the front is then left out while the rest of the hair is pulled back into a low untidy bun. The left out front section of hair is then lace braided and arranged over the head to meet the bun and is pinned down.
# 26 Curly High Bun
This simple hairstyle is fairly easy and screams “curled hair don’t care “. This updo is perfect for people who have naturally curly hair or if not the hair can be curled with a small curling wand. The curled hair is then gathered at the crown and pinned up in a messy bun manner. For effect, a strand of two of hair is pulled out to frame the face.
# 27 Bohemian Flower Crown Updo
This carefree bohemian updo is great for an outdoor event and is created by roughly curling to the hair to add the texture to it. The curled hair is then pinned up in a messed up chignon fashion and sprayed with a light hairspray to hold in place. The flower crown is then placed on the side of the head and secured with bobby pins.
# 28 Wavy Caramel Swirl
The caramel streak is showcased perfectly in this classic updo. The bangs/face framing layers at the front of the head are sectioned out and set to the side. The hair at the back is then sectioned and curled toward the scalp. The curled hair is then gathered at the nape and twirled upwards toward the nape in a band like manner and secured with hair pins. The hair at the front (bangs/face framing layers) is then lightly teased then curled away from the face. This curled section is then pinned in a swirl like manner away from the face.
# 29 Textured Interlocking Curled Updo
This sleek updo makes great bridal hair as due to it being so voluminously high it would hold a veil perfectly. The hair (excluding the bangs) is first curled with large heated rollers and left to set. As each roller is opened the hair is pinned in an interlocking manner at the crown. The beautiful silver band is then added and the bangs are swept to the side.
# 30 Permed Chignon
This hairdo is elegant and sophisticated and is perfect for people who have permed hair. The hair is gathered at the nape and pinned up tightly in a low chignon fashion.
# 31 Elegant Curled Side-Do
This updo looks elegant and whimsical and is another great soft side-do. The hair at the crown is first teased for added volume and pinned down. The remainder of the hair is then taken to the side and pin-curled. The pin curled hair is then arranged at the side, near the ear in an overlapping fashion.
# 32 Super-Curly Chignon
This updo really looks great on permed hair or on hair that’s been sectioned into small parts and curled with a very small curling iron. Once the hair is curled it’s gathered at the nape of the neck and rolled up into a chignon.
# 33 Royal Soft-Curled Updo
The copper streaks really do stand out on the black/dark brunette colored hair. The hair is first teased for volume and then curls with a large curling iron. The curled hair at the back is then artfully arranged at the crown in a large chignon fashion, with the front layers being brushed out and pinned away from the face.
# 34 Black & Gold Croquet Curls
The hair is naturally black with some golden streaks for effect. The hair is sectioned and curled in a croquet fashion. The curled hair is then finger-combed to the back with the front section being pinned up away from the face.
# 35 Permed Hair Don’t Care
The hair has been permed so there’s no manual curling needed. The curled hair is roughly gathered at the top of the head and a trendy headband is placed on the head. The gathered hair is then left to fall, in a natural way framing the headband.
Curly updos are not only easy to do but can also be worn by anyone with any hair length or texture and with so many great variations you would most definitely be spoilt for choice. So whether you are looking for funky, trendy, elegant or whimsical, there’s a curly updo for you.