Haircare & Hair Tutorials

Braided Updo on Short or Long Hair

Over the last two years as my hair has grown back following chemo, I have become adjusted to the shorter length. I learned how to style my hair at each stage and I adjusted my fashion and makeup to compliment my hairstyle. The one thing I have missed though are updos. Anyone who knew me pre-cancer knew I LIVED in a topknot – the perfect solution to oversleeping and restyling dirty hair. While I am still longing for the days when I can easily throw my hair up in a messy bun, I have learned creative ways to do updos on short hair and create the illusion of more hair.

I filmed this braided updo for you all and the best part is it can be done on short or long hair. To be honest, it would be must easier on long hair, but I am showing you how to do this look on short hair since that is what I am working with right now.

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As my hair grows, I will continue to share new styling ideas with you. For those of you with brand new post-chemo baby hair, look back at these posts for more short hair styling tips

Post-Chemo Hair Growth & Styling Tips

Natural Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Dressing for Short Hair

Chemo Regrowth: How to Style Your Short Hair

Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you will get updates about my other posts coming soon. I’ll be bringing you another hair video coming soon showing you how I create my go-to loose styled curls and I’ll be sharing an update on my reconstructive revision and fat grafting experience.





    Melisande Balleste

    September 25, 2017Reply

    ❤️ the tutorial


      September 25, 2017Reply

      Yay! I am so glad to hear that.

    Cindi Martin

    September 25, 2017Reply

    Hello Anna! Thank you for your blog. My one year “cancerversary” is coming up and my hair is growing in. It’s thicker than before (for now?), and I can’t wait until it’s a little longer so I can play with it a bit more. Thank you for your positive voice – I’ll definitly be coming to your blog for hair inspiration!


      September 25, 2017Reply

      Thank you so much for watching and congratulations on your one year cancerversary!!!!

    Mac Crollman

    September 29, 2017Reply

    I love that braid, and especially love the hot librarian top bun.

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