Updos can be costly and keep you in the salon for hours. Not every occasion requires such posh styling. What you didn't know is that most updos can be created with a maximum 8 bobby pins. True story!
I say most updos as some of the more intricate styles or thicker hair may require extra pins, elastics or even hair extensions.
Here is a simple chignon:
- Hold hand tight at base of tail
- Twist tail until you feel the tail twist in your hand
- Keep twisting and let bun shape naturally go in shape (trust me - it really does)
- Pin with 2 bobby pins crossing in an 'X' at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock (the 'X' pinning locks hair in place therefore less pins and longer-lasting style)
- For a twist on the texture braid tail (pics below) and twist into bun shape
You can be Red Carpet worthy in moments.
Below is the how-to for the above deconstructed 'do. Note, I did it 2x. The beauty about this style is each time the updo is slightly different - organic beauty!
- Separate the hair in 2 sections
- Twist each section in your hands
- Cross over the sections and twist the ends together
- Tuck and roll the ends, secure pins in 'X' formation
A reverse twist, a new take on a ponytail with a french twist seam. This is from a bridal editorial I did but you can easily DIY this hairdo.
Here's the how-to:
- Gather hair at the sides as if to secure in a 1/2 up style
- Roll hair continuously downwards as if you are gathering and rolling a ponytail (maybe the visual is better than the description)
- Pin along the seam in 'X's' with one pin going pointing down and one pointing up
- Tail can be left out, curled, teased or even twisted into a chignon/bun shape
Want a more finished appeal to your style? Set hair on ceramic hot rollers first and then continue with how-to's.
Looking for a hairdo with a modern approach? Why not your hair in a bow? Check out that how-to here.
Special thanks to Faz for working the camera for my hair-brained idea and to Winnie C for the input and holding up some white curtains to bounce some light in!