A Blunt Chop combined with braids is a great way to add volume and boldness to your look. Best of all, it makes the updo process much faster because the braids are already loose thanks to the cut.
To create this look, take a pair of haircutting scissors and cut your hair to the desired length. Loosen a few inches from the ends to achieve the desired effect. This look can last for several days before you take it down.