Whether your hair is naturally curly or you decide to give the curling iron a spin, try some of the coolest curly updos and half updos that range from casual looks to elegant curly updo wedding hairstyles that also work for other special occasions.
Long curly hair gives you the most freedom, but as long as your hair isn’t super short, you can still try the best curly updos for medium hair or experiment in order to find the right half updo for curly hair.
Curly Updos for Medium Hair
A cool twist on the chignon, the side bun is one of the best curly updo wedding hairstyles, but you can also turn this look into a more casual style. If your hair is naturally curls, start by applying a touch of smoothing cream on your curls while they’re still damp. After air-drying, run your fingers through your curls and move them towards one side as if to make a ponytail. Secure the base with an elastic band, then create a bun by pulling your hair only halfway through it. This look is one of the best curly updos for medium hair, so push the boundaries and add hair accessories to create a special look.
Another cool idea for a cute curly updo for medium hair that’s too short for more complex hairstyles, is a romantic pinned-back look. After getting out of the shower, part your hair on your best side, apply smoothing cream, let your curls dry, then start pinning small sections at the back, on the opposite side of your side part. Finish the look with anti-frizz spray.
Another excellent choice for your medium curly hair is the faux bob. Pin your hair under itself to create this cool looking bob without cutting even one inch of your curls.
See also: How to Style a Knotted Chignon
Ideas for the Perfect Half Updo for Curly Hair
Curly updo wedding hairstyles are very popular, but you can get an equally sophisticated look with a half updo. Most easy half updos for long hair include either braiding or twisting, but with curly hair, you might only need a few bobby pins to get a perfect half updo look for a special occasion.
Pull the top half of your hair back in an updo and add extra volume on the crown with a little teasing if you want a more dramatic look.
Complete your half updo for curly hair with a cool hair accessory and you’ve got a prom/party ready look or go for hidden pins and elastic bands for a casual look that highlights the beautiful texture of your hair without too much effort.