Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Updo: The Tutorial

I couldn't be more flattered by the amazing response to my Updo post and oddly enough, you made that my most commented post!  Although I am far from a fashionista (that is my sister-in-law's job), I am quite proud to say I do know a thing or two about Updos (because I went to beauty school)!

So, by popular demand, I'm bring you a How To, if you will, on how I did a simple sweep up of the classic bun.
Step 1: Spray Psst dry shampoo to add volume.  I typically think that the grundgier the hair, the easier it is to mold.  So I use dry shampoo to rid the hair of day old oils as well as give the hair some BODY!

Step 2: Tease- Whip that back comb out (or a regular comb if you don't have one) and tease the HECK out of your hair... the more you tease, the more the voluptuous body!

Step 3: Bobby Pin It- I prefer my mini Snookie bump off center, so I pin that up and then sweep the crown of my hairs by coming from the front sides and loosely pulling back and pinning up!

Step 4: Swoop it up into a pony- place your pony at whatever height.
Step 5:  ENOUGH SAID

Step 6: Pull It and Pin It.  This is the tricky part!  First loop the pony through the band upwards instead of the typical bun downwards, and leave it halfway.  Pull at the bun strands and pin them into desired place.  I just randomly pin it.
 Step 7: ROCK IT!  You owned this updo!  Now it's time for you to ROCK IT with confidence and flare!
  

I hope you enjoyed this little Tutorial!  If you end up whipping up your own version I'd love to see it!  


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24 comments:

  1. A-flippin-up-do-dorable.
    What do u do if your hair is so thin and fine that teasing it breaks it and makes you go bald? I have hair envy. Thanks!

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  2. Fantastic!
    What a great tutorial my sweet friend! My hair is short but I'm re~growing it. I'll have to try this out when it gets a bit longer =]

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  3. Thank you! Love it! can't wait to try it.

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  4. wow. you are toooo freaking cute.

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  5. So pretty! I'm so glad you posted this...I was wondering how you did it...it's gorgeous. Now I need to try it! Although I'm such a plain Jane I doubt I'll succeed..ha,

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  6. I'm glad you posted this too...I was wondering how you did this and although I wear my hair similar on occasion (did something similar yesterday), I'd never thought to wear it this way. Now I'm going to try!

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  7. I love the tend to the neglected child part. Hilarious!

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  8. love it! You are so beautiful and definitely have talent with hair. Thanks for sharing; im all about learning new "do's"

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  9. Cool tutorial. My hair is short right now. May have to try it when it gets long.

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  10. You are GORGEOUS friend!!! WOW!!! Thanks for sharing this...I need a new hairstyle :)

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  11. That is such a beautiful hairstyle for you!! Sadly, I don't think it would ever work on me, my hair is so thin & fine. Boo!

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  12. Yay! Now that my hair is long, I have no idea what to do with it. Now I can do something beyond a ponytail! Thanks for posting this :D

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  13. Oh my gosh, I love love love this! So cute.
    -Rylie from www.rylierenee.com

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  14. Wow! LOVED this tutorial....and I'm definitely going to try and rock it. The "tending to neglected kid..." totally made me laugh. I'm so following! :)

    PS. My blog is having a $25 gift certificate to Urban Outfitters if you're interested? It endst Febuary. :)

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  15. I love that you took the time to do this! You have great hair :)

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  16. very cute I am going to try it tomorrow!

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  17. So cute...wish I hadn't cut bangs...

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  18. This is an awesome post! I love doing an up-do! :)

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  19. wow! That looks so easy! LOVE IT!

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  20. cute blog!!!
    i love this hairstyle.
    i can't wait to try it.
    your little child is precious:).
    xxo, Jazzie from www.jsheaa.blogspot.com

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  21. You are so cute! I will have to try this!

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