Sunday, January 27, 2008

Updo Hairstyle Guide

A classic updo is the perfect way to add an elegant touch for your formal occasion, whether it be a wedding or prom or a special event.

No matter what your face shape, you can find an updo to suit your face. A long, narrow shaped face may benefit from a few face-framing tendrils of hair to soften the look.

Its also important to consider the style of dress you will be wearing. If your prom dress is fun and funky then a cute spikey hairdo could really compliment your look. If you are wearing a more formal style dress or gown, then a simple classic updo hairstyle would be better suited.


What you need:
  • Two elastic bands in the same color as your hair. Be sure to get elastic bands that will hold the thickness of your hair.
  • Bobby Pins.
  • Hair pomade/styling paste, wax and hairspray.
  • Hair accessories, such as crystal pins, headbands, flowers.

  • This style works best on slightly dirty hair. Usually a 12-24 hour period since washing your hair. Newly washed hair is often too soft to handle and has the annoying problem of flyaways.
  • Rub a small dollop of hair pomade/styling paste into your hands and through your dry hair.
  • Tie your hair up into two ponytails - the first at the middle of the crown and the second laying lower, closer to the nape of the neck.
  • NOTE: Be sure to gather an equal amount of hair in each ponytail.
  • Starting with the bottom ponytail, take small sections of hair, approximately ½ to 1 inch in thickness and twist the hair until desired tightness is reached.
  • Pin the hair strategically around the ponytail.
  • Repeat the twisting and pinning steps with the top ponytail.
  • Use hairspray to hold all hair in place.