Easy updo: loosely gather hair at nape of neck. Separate into three sections. Braid normally for one knuckle, then switch into a rope braid for the remainder of the braid. Coil loosely and secure with bobby pins. This only took me two minutes because I have fine, shoulder-length hair. It was very easy! Very soft and pretty, very low-maintenance. Ideal for everyday or going out! So versatile!