How to Make the Disney Belle Hairstyle

by Savannah McNeill ; Updated September 28, 2017

The Belle updo can make anyone feel like a princess.

This princess-inspired half updo is elegant and easy to achieve. You don't need long hair, or even have to be a brunette, to make this style work.

Items you will need

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Curling iron or wand
  • Paper towels (or hair donut, sock, roller, etc.)
  • Yellow ribbon
Step 1

Start by curling all of your hair. Pay extra attention to the front pieces, and make sure you curl each section all the way to the root.

Step 2

Split your hair into four sections. Let your part separate the two front sections, and then separate the back hair into top and bottom sections. Gather the top section in the back and secure it with an elastic, creating a ponytail.

Step 3

Above the elastic, create a hole/ open space with your fingers.

Pull your ponytail through the hole from bottom to top, and then lay it down over your hair band.

Step 4

Separate your two front sections into four sections. Pull the very front sections back and pin them on top of the pony.

Next, pull the other sections back to the same spot, covering the bobby pins you used on the very front sections. Don't pull your hair back extremely tightly. It's better to let it drape a little.

Step 5

Lift your ponytail and place a wadded up paper towel (or roller or hair donut) on top of the elastic.

Lay the pony over the paper towel and secure it right below with bobby pins, to create something that resembles a bun.

Step 6

Tie the yellow ribbon around the bun.

Hide the ribbon ends by tucking them under your hair and pinning them. If you can see through your hair layer in the bun, use a comb to even it out and spray it with hairspray.

There you have it: a sweet Disney look.

About the Author

Savannah McNeill graduated with a Bachelor of Art in art, where she explored all things creative and developed her "I can make that" attitude. This inspired her love of tutorials and DIYs, which led to starting a blog with her best friend in 2011 and a clothing line in 2014.