With a just a little bit of practice you may create an easy and quick updo on your wedding or other dressy hair event that appears prefer it was done by a professional.
Even when you aren’t getting married, this quick and easy updo hair style is great to have in your list of choices to your long hair for a night out on the town, competing in a beauty pageant or that preparing for a very special occasion. While brides are strongly urged to invest time and money with knowledgeable hair stylist it’s a fact of life that the budget sometimes won’t allow for that exact luxury and she must do her hair herself.
The bride with long hair who decides to do her own hair on her wedding day may want to think about this easy updo style. Just be sure you practice it several times, so when the large day arrives, your hair will look like it was done by knowledgeable.
This particular hair style is best for hair that’s medium to thick and chin length or longer. While it works best with straight hair, curly hair could be very pretty in this style as well. If your hair is fine, you may want to add volume with a pin-on ponytail or add-on hair strands.
- Use an excellent styling mousse and brush to smooth the hair around your crown and behind your ears.
- Gather your hair right into a loose ponytail at the highest of your head while allowing some hair to fall on either side of your face to form soft ringlets. The ringlets will give the bun a softer and fuller look. Use a medium sized curling iron if your hair is okay, thin or tends to be flat, to present your hair additional fullness and body. Working from the bottom of your scalp, create loose curls with small sections of hair.
- Encase the ponytail in a “hair friendly” elastic band the identical color as your hair.
- With a medium size curling iron, curl small sections of hair starting with the strands on the very outside of the ponytail. Chances are you’ll want to experiment to get the correct curls size based on your hair and the shape of your face.
- Use hair pins or bobby pins to make a bun by taking the next steps: Pull up a section of hair. Halfway between the bottom of the ponytail and the tip create a tiny loop and pin the hair it at the base of the scalp. Use a hair pin to anchor the loop to the scalp. It should leave a number of inches of loose hair that is not pinned down. Take the remaining hair and twist it once or twice to form a open loop and secure it with a bobby pin.
- Repeat the method across the outer edge of the ponytail.
- After pinning the outside perimeter part of the original ponytail should still be in place. Continue the process of looping and pinning to give the bun an excellent dimension and shape.
- Use a curling iron to form soft ringlets around your face.
- Use holding spray to maintain the bun in place.
Now it is time to essentially have some fun. Practice with the hair jewelry you intend to wear to your wedding. Play with glittery hair pins, combs and other hair accessories until you may have achieved the lock that you actually need. Just remember to spray your hair BEFORE you put in the hair jewelry. Hair spray could cause hair jewelry to tarnish and lose its luster.