Easy Looped Updo


Easy Looped Updo from BabesInHairland.com

 I know it’s been a while since we’ve posted a tutorial in video format, but the stars aligned for us and we’ve got one for you today!  I did this pretty updo on Bee for church recently and it took me about 8 minutes to do.  I work faster if I’m not talking so technically it should have taken me less time! 🙂  With wedding season on its way this is ideal for the bride or even the flower girl.

You’ll need plenty of bobby pins for this style (and hair pins too if you have them).  I did her hair after her bath so her hair was damp which helped alleviate fly-aways.  You can use some gel or pomade if you aren’t working with wet hair.

Step 1 – Make a ponytail

Step 2 – Wrap small sections of hair around fingers

Step 3 – Gently push wrapped hair off fingers

Step 4 – Secure loop with bobby pins as needed

Step 5 – Repeat steps 2-4 until you run out of hair

Easy Looped Updo from BabesInHairland.com

Easy Looped Updo from BabesInHairland.com

Easy Looped Updo from BabesInHairland.com

Hope the video helps and you’re able to use this for some formal occasion you have coming up.  Or better yet — get all prettied up so you have an excuse to go out!  Don’t forget to share the love by hitting the social media buttons below!

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14 Responses

  1. Miss R. says:


  2. Katie says:

    Could you use something else instead of booby pins.
    I don’t enough bobby pins for this hairstyle!!

    • The Mom says:

      I’m sure you could use something else to hold the loops in place. Maybe little claw clips or something? Or maybe use bigger chunks of hair so you don’t run out of bobby pins! Sounds like you need a quick run to the store to grab some more! lol

    • Lucy says:

      no offence

    • The Mom says:

      Lucy – I try to check my comments on a fairly regular basis. (As you can see from above when I replied to Katie’s comment!) Did you comment somewhere & need something? I get hundreds of spam comments daily on my blog and so sometimes it’s hard to keep up. I apologize if I missed something of yours but life does happen here in Hairland and so sometimes things fall through the cracks. Sorry.

  3. Lyn says:

    So pretty, can’t wait to try it out on both my girls. So if I let them sleep in this, they might have nice curls when I take it all out the next day? To fun!

    • The Mom says:

      Yup – if the pinned curls stay in during the night they should have some nice curls from them afterward. I took Bee’s out before she went to bed, and because her hair is rather thick, some of the loops underneath were still damp and so they were just slightly wavy. But the others that had dried had a nice amount of curl in them.

  4. Katie says:

    I bought bobby pins today FINALLY!!!

    • The Mom says:

      LOL! So glad you got some finally! If you try this one, we’d love to see pictures!

  5. Renee says:

    I tried this today (I did it on myself) and I really loved the result. This is a very fancy, pretty, and EASY hairstyle. Thank you very much for posting such great hairstyles.

    • The Mom says:

      Awesome! So glad it worked out. These kind of styles are my favorite because they look more involved than they really are. Thanks for letting us know how it turned out.

  6. Abigail Walker says:

    This is so cute! I want to do this for my 8th grade promotion.Thank you so much for all the great hairstyles and advice! I am always looking for cute things to do on my very long, extremely thick hair.

  7. 3kidmama says:

    I just finished putting up my daughters hair. It was beautiful. She got loads of compliments!
    Question: What can I do about the Bobby pins “backing out” of her hair?
    She has about twice the amount of hair- no exaggeration- of most people, and it’s super slick as well. The pins go in and come right back out. Hairpins too. Very frustrating- took me over an hour. Suggestions? Bigger pins?

    • Becky says:

      Sorry for my slow response. I’m so glad her hair turned out fabulous and everyone loved it. This is such a fun & easy style. As far as the bobby pin issue – I have 2 thoughts. First, whenever my bobby pins scoot back out, usually the problem is I’m trying to fit too much hair into them. If I use less hair, they always stay. Second, it might be the quality of your bobby pin. Over the years I’ve learned that the bobby pins that you pay $1 for that come on a little card at Target or the Dollar store really are no good. I spend a little extra and buy them at Sally Beauty Supply (they can be purchased at any beauty supply store). The ones professionals use, really do make a difference. That goes for hair pins too. Hope that helps!

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