Cute and Pretty Summer Updo for Long Hair

I’m all about cute and pretty summer updos. It’s the best and easiest way to keep yourself cool during the hot summer months. I’m all about making sure Victoria’s hair is up as much as possible during the summer to keep her cool.

Cute and Pretty Summer Updo for Long Hair

cute summer updo

When it comes to a pretty summer updo, this one is a fun one. It’s one that I love to do on Victoria’s hair whenever I can. It’s also a hairstyle that whenever I style it, people comment as to how cute it looks. This summer hairstyle is just the best and I’m (fairly) obsessed with it.

I also love this one because it’s super easy to do. As long as you have longer hair, you can make this one work. I’m also someone who really likes to make sure the hair is smooth before I create my pullovers and I will share below the exact product I use to make sure that happens.

cute summer updo

Hair Tutorial for Cute Updo

Here’s my full hair tutorial for a summer hairdo. I promise, this is not hard to do at all! I urge you to try this one and create it for a summer occasion.


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Cute, right?

Step-by-step Tutorial:

  1. Start by creating parting the hair down the back and then creating 3 ponytails on each side. *Make sure the ponytails are the same distance apart from each other.
  2. I use hair style cream here to make sure the sections are nice and smooth. This is an important step here. I will share my favorite hair styling cream below.
  3. Take one of the top sections and cross it over to the middle opposite.
  4. Repeat with the other top hair section.
  5. Take the middle sections and do the same. 
  6. You can take the bottom tails and either leave them as is or braid them the rest of the way down. *I added ribbon to make them a little cuter!

Hair Products To Use on this Hairstyle

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.


These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!

Buy them here.


It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.

Hair Wax – I’m obsessed with this product for flyaways on the hair. This works like magic. It just rubs right into the hair easily and quickly.

  • Styling & Smoothing Frizz】Quickly tame flyaway hair. SNTE Hair Wax Stick is rich in castor oil, which effectively smooths hair frizz, edge smoothing… You can directly use the hair wax stick to apply it on the area of your hair that needs to be controlled.
  • 【18 Kinds of Nutrients】New upgraded formula, containing 18 kinds of plant nutrients (beeswax, vitamin E, castor seed oil, avocado oil, rhus sucedanea fruit… ). Eliminate cheap wax stick.
  • 【Healthy & Mild】Pure plant ingredients, no fragrance (does not contain any chemical flavor), SNTE hair wax stick does not hurt hair, does not hurt the scalp, pregnant women can use. Cruelty-free, vegan.

Buy it here.

Comb – This is the long comb I use for creating the straightest parts in the hair. This works like magic in the hair. Creating the straight parts ever.

  • Rat Tail Combs Material: The Parting Comb is Made of CelconNot Easy to be Broken, Lightweight and Durable,Hair Combs for Salon Hair Stylist
  • Rat Tail Combs Design: Stainless Steel, Metal Tail Comb for Hair Styling, Parting, Back Combing, Post Styling and Hair Coloring

Buy it here.

If you have any other questions, please let me know! I love answering questions and helping anyone out with a hair question.

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About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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