Easy, Romantic Updo Hairstyle for Short and Medium Length Hair

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! 💞 Last week I posted this sultry makeup tutorial and I couldn’t let you celebrate the day of love with pretty makeup and no hair, girl! This romantic updo is so effortless and I have a lob right now so if I can do this, you can too. It’s super cute for fancy date nights, dressy events, and weddings. 

Keep reading to learn how to get this easy, romantic updo for medium length hair. 

Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 

What you’ll need:

  • Curling iron/wand with a 1-1 1/4” barrel
  • Texturizing spray or dust to create lift at roots
  • Pomade
  • Bobby pins
  • Light/medium hold hair spray
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 

To start, you’ll want to give your hair some texture by curling it with a 1-1 1/4” curling wand or barrel. Peep my beachy waves hair tutorial to see my technique. When you’re done curling, spritz short bursts of texturizing spray or apply texturizing dust onto your roots and scrunch and tousle roots to create volume. For more texture and piecey strands, apply a dime size amount of pomade to the ends of your hair. 

Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 

When you’re done creating texture, you’re going to a create voluminous half up, half down look starting above your ears. Push up near the crown to create volume and pin down with bobby pins. If you don't have enough volume at the crown you can slowly pull the pieces up and out or you can lightly tease the crown before putting it up. 

Quick tip: Face the bobby pins with the ridges down to lock the pins into place. 

Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 

Next, separate the bottom half of your hair into three sections. Roll the middle section up into a low chignon and pin it hiding the bobby pins in the chignon. Use as many bobby pins as you need as this will be the base of this look. 

Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 

Criss cross the remaining two sections over each other and bobby pin tucking the ends into the chignon and pinning. Pull small pieces out around face to create that romantic vibe and that’s it! So super easy, right? 

Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 
Easy, romantic updo hairstyle for short and medium length hair. Full hair tutorial on beautybyjessika.com. 

Would you wear this romantic updo? If you do, tag me on Instagram @jessmahina and use #beautybyjessika. 

Photos by Jennifer Hu