07 May, 2011

Updo with Some Embellishments

This is a really quick and simple updo. I have "dressed it up" by adding a french braid going up to the bun. It doesn't show up to well in the pictures, but is really beautiful in person.

I am currently growing out bang so I added a braid in the front to keep them back. I secured the braid with x-ed bobby pins. Add or eliminate this step as you wish.

To create this 'do, you need to create the braid going up the back of your head. I tried to take pictures of this process but I couldnt.
Just bend forward so all your hair hangs over your head, brush it out really good. Section off hair at the nape of the neck and begin your braid. French braid as you normally would, except you are moving up the head instead of down. Just keep bend forward and let gravity assist you.
Stop French braiding at about the temples.
Gather all the front hair to meet the reverse French Braid and tie it off in a ponytail. (If you are classy you might want to choose a less obscene elastic colour than I did. I am not so classy today!)
ponytail is lifted to show off the braid
It can be fun to end here. When you turn your head the french braid pokes out and people get really impressed...
Okay, now you need to curl up that lovely ponytail. Use a curling iron, a flat iron, hot rollers, sponge rollers, etc. Whatever works for you in the amount of time you have.

Now take a small section of hair. Using the curl as a guide, roll it up towards the head.

Then pin it down. Don't worry about it being too tightly pinned, but loose loops are what we are going for.

Repeat the rolling and pinning
No science to it, just make it BIG
To loosen the look, start rolling some sections halfway up the strand. Leave the curled tail out loose.

Here's it is about halfway done. You will want to pause at this time and use a mirror to look at the back of your head. Check to see if both sides are looking even, if things are looking tight or loose enough for you and that you have enough little curls dangling out for your liking.

Then more rolling and pinning. I probably rolled about 8 sections. It's really fast. When all the curls are pinned up, you can use extra bobby pins to mess around with the bun and get it how you like.  You may want to use a small curling iron to touch up some of the loose curls. Whatever you want. Accessorize if that is your thing.

Finished view from the side
And the back
notice the loose pieces, there could be more in my opinion, but whatev' :)

Top/Front-ish View
Again, it is hard to see, but that braid going up the back is really nice in person

Its been a LONG time since I have posted a hairstyle. I hope you guys like this one.
I think this would work nicely for a prom or bridesmaid style. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Love it! :)

Breanna said...

very nice c:

I have a cute tutorial showing how to style three, quick, easy hairstyles.
If you or anyone else likes it, check out my other tutorials c: