Please note that my mannequin's hair is quite thin and black, which therefor, does not show hair textures very well in photos, like blonde hair. Moreover, her hair line and is different from our own so her scalp will be more noticeable in the photos.
I ran out of black bobbi pins in the middle of this hair tutorial so you might see a blond bobbi pin here and there, sorry! lol...
Doll before photo
I didn't curl my mannequin's hair because she's not going anywhere, but you should always start off by curling your hair with a curling iron (1/2 inch rod - you want the curls tighter) for any updo hairstyles. This will make it easier for you to manage your hair while braiding and pinning.
Section off your hair: Crown, sides.
Grab the back crown area and tease the roots and create a bird nest - (leave the hair in front alone, we will be braiding that into the side later)
For clarity, side temple braid ---- crown braid ---- other temple braid == created one funky looking thick braid. (this adds texture to your updo hairstyle)
Now, grab the lower parts of the front sides and braid that towards the back of your hair - do this on both sides. Try to create a tight braid for this area because it will make your head shape more attractive. Pin it back when you get to the end.
Mixing into this hairstyle different types of hair braid.
Pin it back into the cluster of braid hairstyle you have going on in the back. You can rope it, tie it, make it as funky as you want. Loose braids look better..
The white hair spray that you see in my photos is my Holy Grail item, I've loved it for 10 years.. Sebastian Shaper Hairspray makes your hair feel like hair, and has a matte finish. You can spray the whole effing bottle and your hair will still feel soft and moveable. It's the BEST updo hairspray you'll ever own, because it doesnt make your hair stiff, or shiny as if it's wet. Maybe I notice things like this because I'm a pro, but I hate it when people mess up a perfectly nice updo with a bad hair spray that makes your hair look... well, like you used a whole bottle of gel on wet hair.
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Are you using the correct Straightening or Curling iron for your hair type? Read my post about Hair Irons here -- Ceramic and Titanium and other Irons.
Chignon Updo at my new hair site.