Summer is just around the corner, and with that warmer weather comes a very different need. It’s a need for slightly different hairstyles and designs to enable you to protect your hair better from the baking heat of that glorious sun. If you’re on the hunt for chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’ve found 9 designs that we think might just catch your attention …

1. Faux Mohawk

The mohawk is such a cool style, and it shows you mean business. When you’re not brave enough to go ‘full mohawk’ though, check out this faux mohawk instead. Using braids and little space buns, you have the opportunity to create a really edgy look without the need for really drastic measures … You know, like actually shaving your head. It looks great on some girls, of course, but we’re not sure we could deal with the grow-back time. We’re super impatient.

2. Tutorial for an Elegant Updo

There are plenty of tutorials on Instagram if you take a peek. Some of them are ideas that you might miss if you keep yourself in the Pinterest and Youtube world. There are less well-known people than the big tutorial names you may have already come across, and among these are some really hidden treasures. You should definitely peek at Instagram if you want chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair like this one.

3. Perfect Summer Updo

This perfect summer updo is both elegant and bold, and isn’t that what you want to be this summer? With a little sass thrown on top, of course. It is truly amazing how many different styles and designs you can create from simple braiding techniques. This larger braided style is definitely a great way to keep the hair off your face in that beautiful hot heat!

4. Bun + Faux Bangs

Bangs are quite a scary thought, especially if it’s your first time. We’ve all seen those horrifying pictures and videos on social media though, haven’t we? You know the ones – someone’s cutting their bangs and it ends up looking utterly ridiculous, and also usually too short. Faux bangs are a fabulous way of rocking the look, without actually having to cut your own hair and risk any mishaps. Simply rock the bun / top knot look, and leave some free, which you’ll then tease into a faux-bang look to suit your mood that day. When you’re done with them, just release, and you’ll have your own non-bangs hair back again. So simple, so smart!

5. Braid into a Low Bun

When you need a look that does the job and is super simple, this look ticks all the right boxes. Afro type hair often falls prey to dryness, and can be left looking frizzy and unkempt. Simple looks like this one require minimal twisting and turning. They also doesn’t need for anything too tight that could potentially damage your scalp.

6. Flat Twist Updo + Pompadour

This is such a fabulous look, isn’t it? You have the great option of being able to add height to your hair with very minimal effort. We think you should definitely rock that. This pompadour look definitely ticks the right boxes if you want something out there and edgy, and the cute flat twists really help to bring something more feminine to the overall finish.

7. Braided High Bun

For a look that is every bit as fabulous as you are, how about chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair like this one? Using braids and twists, you could easily achieve a piled-high bun with plenty of sass, and you could even add those face-framing braids to add a halo of sorts around the face.

8. Bun Updo with a Headband

Headbands are a great way of livening up every look you already do on a regular basis. If you’ve been rocking the low pony, add a headband to instantly make the look much more feminine daytime chic. You could add the headband with low buns, high buns, and even naturally left down-do’s too. I guess we’re saying that hair accessories are kind of a big deal.

9. Stunning Braided Updo

It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s beautiful – 3 things you want from your chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair. Three more things you’ll want to achieve great looking hair like this one, are the right conditioner, shampoo and everyday styling product to help keep your hair in check. You should be using the product specifically created for your hair type where possible. You might just find it works!

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