The extensions for hair can be a fun way to do something with your hair. If you’re unsure of what to do with them, here are some great ideas for updos that look nice and neat. These styles can all be done on straight or wavy hair, so if you have curly hair, they might not work very well.
Easy Side Bun
This style works well if your hair is down to the nape of your neck or shorter. You’ll need about two packs of hair extensions that are cut in half for this updo.
- Start with your hair down.
- Take a section from the top and separate it into three pieces.
- Take one piece, pull it back, and attach it to the base of the ponytail with a bobby pin.
- Repeat this step for the other two pieces. If you don’t want to use pins, you can also tie them together.
- Divide the ponytail in half and wrap it around itself to make a bun. Secure with bobby pins.
Messy French Braid Updo
This style is perfect for special occasions and works well with wavy or curly hair. To get this look, you’ll need about two packs of hair extensions and a fair amount of hairspray to keep it in place.
- Start by sectioning off a piece of hair from the front that will be the ‘tail’ of your braid. Add in some extension clips if you have them. If you don’t, bobby pins will work too.
- Braid the tail down to the end and secure it with a hair tie. Position your hands so that they are holding onto this tail of hair that you just created.
- Take a section from above that tail and add in some or all of your extensions to it.
- Pull the tail down and hold it with your hand so that your fingers are grabbing onto the tail of your hair.
- Wrap the tail around itself to make a classic braid—pin in place.
Messy Side Bun with Curls
For this look, you can add a headband for a more festive touch. You can quickly leave the headband and do a regular messy side bun with your hair down.
- Separate a section from the front of your hair to braid into a french braid later on. If you have extensions, you can add some in for a fuller look.
- Braid the section down and tie it off with a hair tie. Secure any loose pieces of your hair with bobby pins so that they don’t get in the way of making your french braid later on.
- Divide out another section from the top of your hair that will be the ‘tail.’ Keep it nice and neat so that it looks presentable. Add in some extension clips if you have them. If you don’t, bobby pins will work too.
- French braid the tail down to the end and secure with a hair tie or pin in place using bobby pins.
- Wrap the braid around itself to make a nice bun. Pin in place with a hair tie or bobby pins.
Ponytail with Extensions
This look is excellent for shoulder-length or longer hair. You can add in some extension clips to make it fuller if your hair isn’t that long.
- Start with your hair down. If you have curly hair, you can try blow-drying its ends to straighten them out a bit more.
- Divide off a section called the ‘tail.’ There are no rules for how big it must be, so pull your hair back in the general direction of where you want it to be. Put in some extension clips if you have them.
- Make a ponytail and pull it up toward the base of your head. Pull in some or all of your extensions, and then tie off with a hair tie (or bobby pin) and style the ends if you want to.
These updos are perfect for those special occasions when you want to upgrade your look.