Black Hair Updo

Any one of these black hair updo styles would make for an awesome protective style for natural hair. 

Twist and braid updos are easily my favorite hair style to do.

Not only do they look cute but they can last for several days at a time.

Here are five of our favorites! 

Black Hair Updo Styles

Flat Twisted Pompadour 

This is fun, easy, funky little updo that several of my clients have enjoyed wearing. What you'll want to do is part the hair from ear-to-ear and tuck the back half out of the way. Then, split the top section of hair into three equal parts so you'll have the poofy section in the middle and two smaller sections on each side of your head. The sides you'll flat twist and then the middle you'll just pin. Bun that back and you're in business! 

Cornrow Twisted Updo 

For this updo, you'll need to be comfortable braiding. You'll part out a circle section on the very top of your head first, this is where your updo volume will come from. After that, split the remaining hair down the middle of your head. You'll braid the side sections in towards the middle part and tuck and pin. Two strand twist the top section. 

Cornrow Updo 

I love this style because it's completely braided and lasts for a long time. Plus, it gets bonus points for being off centered. You'll part the hair into two sections but do so off centered. You'll cornrow towards the part, braiding the hair all the way down to the end. After that you'll bring the two sides together and roll them up into a pompadour.  

Flat Twisted Rod Set 

Flexi rod sets make for the cutest styles. This one we used flexi rods, but perm rods or a twist out would've been just as pretty. You'll want to flat twist the hair upwards towards the top of your head, tie off the ends of the flat twists and rod the top. 

Flat Twisted Updo with Extensions 

This hair style uses kankanlan hair added in for extra thickness. Adding hair in helps to extend the life of your hairstyle. It also works well for clients with thin or thinning hair. This style is done the same was as the cornrow twisted updo, only you'll need to know how to add hair in while you flat twist. 

These five hair styles are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more ways to style your hair in an updo. 

We recently touched on 3 Secrets to Extend the Life of Your Hairstyle. You may find that article helpful. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

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