December 28, 2013

Easy Twist Updo | Prom Hairstyles

We have had quite a few requests for formal updos lately, with all the formal dances going on and the upcoming Prom season.

Easy Twist Updo

Today we wanted to show you this variation of a twisted bun style that we first did over two years ago.

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On Brooklyn, we used a curling wand to provide a base of soft curls before forming the undo. The purpose was to add a bit of texture to the hair, but this step is not necessary and can be eliminated to save time.

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We think this hairstyle is very beautiful, and know that you will love it, too!

Enjoy!

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, curling iron, heat protectant, 1 hair band, 10-12 bobby pins, 2+ Goody Spin Pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 15-20 minutes

Skill Level: Medium

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair slightly to one side of middle.
  2. Now, divide hair straight down from that part to behind each ear {securing the rest of hair in the back out of the way}…
  3. Next, using a 1-inch curling iron, begin to curl the hair {using small sections curl the hair going toward the face}…
  4. After you curl each section, pin it using a bobby pin or alligator clip so that the curl doesn’t fall as the hair cools.  Continue to curl all front sections towards face and pin.
  5. While the curls set, gather the rest in the back hair into a low ponytail, slightly off to one side of head…
  6. Twist the hair and wrap it around the ponytail, to create a nice low bun {using bobby pins, pin it against head}…
  7. Now let the curls down from one side of head {using a boar-bristle brush, very gently comb the curls together to create more of a wave than separated curls}…
  8. Pull the curls toward the bun, wrap them around it, and pin them in place {you want the curls to be soft and loose near the face}…
  9. Repeat Steps #7-8 on the other side of the head.
  10. Accessorize and add hairspray {as desired}.

Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting us know what you think of this updo!  As always, if you loved this hairstyle, please feel free to share it!

Happy Hairdoing!

This past week my twins BrooklyAndBailey shared a Christmas fashion video, showing you some of their favorite season outfits! {Yes, that is me with the dancing cameo at the end of the video!}

  • http://www.hairstraightenerjudge.com/experts-roundup/say-one-thing-biggest-impact-persons-look/ Mila W

    You’re an inspiration…I might be missing it but I would be very interested to see your simplest suggestion for an easy french-style updo…

    Thanks

  • selma berdych

    OMG! i tried it and it look amazing…. thanks for the idea and totaly wearing this to mynext party !yeyyyyyyyyyy

  • mariali cano

    I love every hairstyle. my mom is always practicing with my sister’s hair.

  • Jodie Wolske

    Can you do a YouTube video of there zipper braid the one with two cobra braids together please please please and send it to my email so I can find it easier. I have two nieces and a daughter who want me to do this for them.

  • yogini

    hey!!…….. from where did u got that cute skirt !! 😉

  • Meike

    lovely! can you also do it without the curls?