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Easy Summer Updo

Easy Summer Updo
So you'll probably remember last year and possibly even the year before that, but sock buns were incredibly popular! I was totally on board with the trend until I realized with all my hair I'd have a bun the size of Texas, so I just put my little donut hole back in my drawer and went on my way! Well fast forward to a few weeks ago and it was hot and as you have have noticed I have a lot of hair - so I tried to figure out a way to put my hair up without it looking messy and somehow came up with a little updo that involves NO HEAT and only 4 "tools!"
Easy Summer Updo
After you've brushed your hair out and it's untangles go ahead and throw it into a ponytail - I prefer to have it in the middle of my head. 
Easy Summer Updo
Place the donut at the base of your pony tail and pull it through. Flip your hair over and spread it evenly around the base and then place a hair tie to secure it down. 
Easy Summer Updo
Once you've secured your hair move it out of your face and start wrapping! 
Easy Summer Updo
You'll want to take smaller sections to wrap so that the bobby pin will stay in place. Feel with the bobby pin so that you're pushing it through either an opening of the donut or the bottom of the ponytail. 
Easy Summer Updo
Keep wrapping - this part will depends on how much hair you have. I have a ton so it takes more bobby pins that I care to admit, but once you've securely put all your hair in place smooth it out with hair spray and a small comb. 
This has been my go-to summer hair style because it gets all that hair out of my face and off my neck, which keeps me cool! 
Last year I had a few hairstyles that I wanted to master and the one that I'm going attempt next is the beachy waves look! I've found a few tutorials that I really liked specifically the Tone It Up Girls video found here, but this one also looks really easy. 

What's your go-to summer hair style? 

82 comments

  1. Love an easy updo! Hopefully this one would hold for fine/thin hair.
    You look fab, girl! :)

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  2. SO jealous of your gorgeous thick hair! I've done the ballerina bun before but it's tough with my ridiculously thin/fine hair.

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. You know I'm a bun girl all the way! My mom was just Asking me if I had a thingy for the sock bun and I said I wasn't sure how to do it. Then WaLa, a tutorial from B! :-) Thank you! Have a great day sweet woman!!

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  4. Love it! I rocked a sock bun constantly a few years ago and loved it! Now my hair is way too shirt but I still love the look!

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  5. i like big buns and i cannot lie! hahaha. I do this trick using a tiny donut on my sister's hair, which is really short.

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  6. So chic and polished, lady! I love this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. You look so fab with your hair up. I love big buns and wear them often. It's a great style for those hot humid days like we had this past weekend.

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  8. You have beautiful hair! Love the updo!

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  9. First of all you have absolutely incredible hair! Mine is super fine and easily damaged *womp womp*. And second, this bun looks amazing on you! Perfect for the hot and humid weather :)

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  10. I've been doing the sock bun trend too! I'm a little late, but I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first! Lol Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I really love beachy waves since my hair is naturally wavy already. The less effort the better in the summer.

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  12. I love your updo. My problem is that I have a ton of fly aways in the front - doesn't look as pretty as yours!

    But i LOVE the beachy waves!!

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  13. Looks so chic and pretty on you!! Your hair is so shiny too!! My hair isn't long enough to put up into a bun right now for this though. I like to keep it shorter during the summer. :-) I'll definitely try this some time though. I hope that you have a fab day today too!!! :-)

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  14. This is making me miss having long hair! I still try my best to get it in a top knot, though it takes a couple of bobby pins in the back to keep it in check! This looks great on you, so chic!

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  15. girl i love your hair. i have such fine thin hair that i have to wrap all the shit around the sock bun the old fashioned way haha. on a side note i think i'm going back to all-blonde again. it's time. thanks for the neat tutorial! xo

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  16. THIS. Everyone makes it sound so easy and I must be the only person who can't figure it out!! It's the perfect hairstyle though!!! Love!

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  17. looks great! can't wait to see the beachy waves, I have yet to master this!

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  18. Cute! My hair is finally starting to get long enough that I can no longer pull off the messy topknot thing at the top of my head... But I have about 1/4 as much hair as you do, so I don't know if I'd have enough to pull this off. I need to get some new ideas!

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  19. Love this cute and easy updo! It looks amazing on you! It's so perfect for the warm weather right now too! Obviously beach waves are always my go to! ;) can't wait to see how they come out!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  20. I have tried to do this up do many times but I just don't have enough hair :-( it is so stinking cute though! I hope you can master the beach look - I'm just not good with hair so any tips would help!

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  21. Love this! I need to buy one of those sock things and try this!

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  22. Gorgeous, girlfriend! I am totally jealous of all of your beautiful hair!

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  23. Love it! I need to try this. I put mine up in a bun a lot during the day when I'm doing chores and things, but this would help me feel a bit more put together! xo

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  24. When this hair style was super hot this time last year, I had super short hair that barely fit into a pony tail. Never again I say! (; I bet if I tried I could do it now. I love how this can be worn anywhere and some how just work. Can't wait to see your beachy waves!

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  25. I am so jealous of your nice thick hair - it's gorgeous!!! This bun is adorable!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  26. For the longest time I could never do this (and I still can't). One day, my nine year old sister came downstairs with this hairdo saying she did it herself…she showed me how and I was so impressed. I don't know how you two can do this so easily but you look so pretty!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  27. Biana you are SO darn pretty!
    I can't wait to see your beachy wave tutorial, are you on Periscope!?
    You should film a little something there too!

    xo

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  28. this is how i wore my hair at my wedding!! hard to believe that it was three years ago. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  29. Such a perfect up-do for summer! I can totally relate to getting your hair off your face, especially with all this humidity! Unfortunately, I cannot make the donut work for me, my hair is too fine! It looks so gorgeous on you and I can't wait to see the beachy waves!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  30. Such a simple, gorgeous up do! I wish I looked good with my hair slicked back like this! I always feel like I need hair down around my face, or really big hair on top of my head, ha ha!

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  31. This is one of my favorite ways to do my hair. Sometimes I will braid the long pieces before I wrap it around the bun. Super cute!

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  32. You have the most beautiful hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love buns, I've been wearing them a ton lately!!!

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  33. That hairstyle looks gorgeous on you! I feel like because you have a lot of hair it makes the bun look perfect, mine would probably be so small haha! Beach waves are so pretty, the Tone It Up girls do them so well!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  34. Your hair looks gorgeous up!! Unfortunately I don't have the same problem with too much hair, however, I do love myself a good bun!! :)

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  35. I have too many layers to get my hair to wrap around that little donut thingie... I hate that too because I love the classic ballerina bun so much. So beautiful!

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  36. You have such gorgeous hair, friend! This is a fabulous updo, lady!

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  37. I love this hair look, it's perfect for summer and totally gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  38. That is the perfect sock bun, B. I actually do mine the same way but it doesn't come out as nicely or as firm as yours. Yours is gorgeous. That first photo of you is so pretty. You are beautiful in cobalt!

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  39. This is my favorite go-to bun! I actually wear it so much that a friend asked me how my bun was always so perfect... I had to reveal my secret :)
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

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  40. You have the most gorgeous hair! In the Summer I am all about get it off the back of my neck. Love this look on you!

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  41. love the hairstyle, very classy and chic <3

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  42. Gah! I need to try this- the heat and humidity are doing a number on my hair!

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  43. Your hair is so nice and shiny! Love this look for a casual or elegant evening!

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  44. Love it! I've never worn a donut in my hair but my daughter has one for ballet buns so I might try it. My go to is the messy bun :)

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  45. I have the opposite problem...I never have enough hair!!

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  46. My summer go-to's are definitely a messy ponytail or bun and beachy waves!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  47. Love this look on you!!! I dont have enough hair to pull it off. The best I have is a messy thin bun haha!

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  48. Oh the things I would do for that much hair! Your bun is perfect and gorgeous! can't wait to see the beach waves!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  49. looks great! I LOVE those bun doughnuts, I use them all the time.

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  50. I love this look!! I never bought one of those sock bun things, but I always look at them at CVS and Target... might finally need to pull the trigger now that my hair is getting longer.

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  51. Such a great idea with the sock bun! I have super thick hair so the sock bun is hit or miss for me. I will definitely be giving this fun do a try!

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  52. My goal last summer was to master the sock bun. A year later I'm still working on it lol. Maybe I'll try this with my donut instead!

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  53. This style looks amazing on you! I always think hair buns are so chic!

    xo, Laura
    bright and beautiful

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  54. Your hair always looks great! I LOVE the look of the sock bun, but I always though I didn't have long enough hair for it (and could never get the sock thing to work). I'm definitely trying your method! Although I'm sure I'll have little hairs sticking straight out as is always my problem!

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  55. Ah this looks so great on you. My hair is too thin and doesn't cover one of those little donuts :(

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  56. This is such a cute undo, your hair is so long and gorgeous <3

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  57. How cute!! You have such gorgeous hair! I'm ready for mine to be longgg again haha!

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  58. I've been wearing my hair up all summer but it doesn't look half this good!

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  59. Easy as pie and keeps you cool too!

    But I'm chopping my hair off tomorrow.

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  60. I usually do something similar to beach waves or I pin a center section of my hair back. I am self-conscious about my ears, so I rarely attempt up-dos.

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  61. Love this look! haha, we still rock the sock bun every now and then. It's great how you took the extra pieces and wrapped them around. You sure do have a lot of hair, but it's gorgeous! xo Winks and Eyerolls

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  62. This is such a great and easy tutorial! I generally stick with a messy bun but I'll have to try this polished version soon. - Svetlana @Life with a Side of Wine

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  63. this looks so good on you! i wish i had as much hair as you. sock buns look ridiculous on me, i have given up. this is how i used to do it though, like just wrapping it around so it wasnt ginormous like it is if you do it properly with the rolling.

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  64. I JUST saw an article about how the up-do is really in style right now. Looks great!!!

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  65. Ah once my hair grows out I'm going to have to try this! I have a lot of hair too and a traditional sock bun just doesn't work with my hair!! :)

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  66. You look gorgeous! This is such a stylish and easy tutorial - I miss my long hair solely because I can't put it up in a high bun anymore!

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  67. Love this look - I do a similar bun to that partly because I can never make the sock bun work so I just do my own thing and partly because it just looks to big, ha! Having a few goto up do's are a must for summer.

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  68. Your hair is so beautiful! And this do would be perfect for work :)

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  69. Ahhh your hair is so pretty! This looks so good and makes me want to try and find my little donut bun thing too! I can never get my hair so neat and my ponytails always slide down my head... so annoying!

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  70. Your hair is gorgeous! My hair is so thick too! Hence the reason it's relegated to a braid everyday, I just don't have the time or energy to really do it fancy like most of my co-workers.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  71. Love your up-do! I am a big fan of the topknot as well and wear it quite often. Can't wait for beachy waves, I need to learn how to do this!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod


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  72. This is so cute! You did a great job! I just love top knots!

    xx Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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