10 Sassy Side Updos for Long Hair

10 Sassy Side Updos for Long Hair

Chic side updos for long hair that you can enjoy all season long.

The fall may be an amazing time of year (whether you’re on the pumpkin-flavored everything bandwagon or not), but for women with long hair, this time of year can be… well, tricky. There’s the perma-static that makes your hair look all Marge Simpson. There’s the constant lint-rollering as you shed all over your snazzy sweaters. And who can forget the build-up of nasty knots at the nape of your neck as your hair rubs up against your shirt collars? Sigh.

That’s where side updos for long hair really come in handy. Not only do they look super chic, but they’ll save you an entire season of detangling. Here are our fave picks:

1. Side-swept Pony

side-swept pony

This side-swept pony is the best of both worlds. It screams, “I’m formal, but I’m here to party.” When you’ve had one too many, you’ll still look put together. Cha. Ching.

2. Swept Side Braid

swept side braid

For those of us with hair that’s too thin to pull off this bombshell look, please indulge in this hot updo on our behalf! Seriously, I’m begging you.

3. Party-Perfect Hair

party perfect hair

This is one of those side updos for long hair you should always have in your back pocket. You know, for those last-minute invites that you just can’t pass up.

4. Boho Braided Side Bun

boho side braid

If you’re looking to upgrade your side bun, you’ll love this boho braided side bun tutorial. It’s sophisticated, yet simple to pull off, and is the perfect accessory for a bold cocktail dress.

5. Lace Braid Updo

lace braid updo

This lace braid updo is fun and flirty, yet romantic—perfect for a night out on the town with your guy (or your squad).

6. Messy Side Bun

messy side bun

This messy side bun is super casual, but you can easily dress it up with fancy bobby pins or a cute hair tie.

7. Simple Side Braid

simple side braid

This adorable side braid is uber-versatile: Pair with faded jeans and a chunky sweater or a fancy work outfit without breaking a sweat.

8. Twisted Side Bun

twisted side bun

This twisted side bun is one of those super sophisticated side updos for long hair that looks like it takes hours… only, you know, it doesn’t.

9. Side Fishtail Braid

side fishtail braid

Finally, a fishtail braid tutorial that doesn’t make me break out in hives. Give it a whirl the next time you want to kick your braid up a notch. Or seven.

10. Knotted Pony

knotted side pony

Tired of your usual side pony? Meet side pony 2.0.

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).