- Wedding hairstyles/updos idea
- Bridal look
- Bride's maids hair
- Prom Hair
- Homecoming Hair-dos
- Party hair
- ...for any special occasion.
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I started on VERY dirty hair because I filmed another hair tutorial just the day before and didn't want to torture it again with the curling iron.
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If you're doing this half-up updo on fresh hair: hairstyling is always easier on hair that has products in it, like a soft gel, and hair that has some waves (hint: you might want to curl it).
- Tease the crown.
- Take a small section of the crown, eyebrow arch to brow arch, and pin it on top of your head.
- Alternating sides, take small sections from each side of your head and pin them in a stacking pattern on top. Eventually, your half-up, half-down formal updo crown will look like it's been braided somehow with lot's of texture.
- Don't forget to also pin up the hair below the ear on 1 side. Angelina Jolie's half-up hairstyles usually look side swept from the front, and this is the reason. Only pin up a small section in the back though.
Now to create the small flower buns (AKA Chignon):
- Starting with a small strand of hair taken from the back, start twirling them around 1 finger, gradually making them bigger on top of where you had pinned down the crown.
- As you're twirling the hair around your finger and pinning them down, trying to create a small flower/rose bun - flatten the hair as you go, so that they look like "flat" rose petals. If your pieces are bunched up, it will end up looking like a normal bun. Watch my video to see what I mean.
- Gradually add more hair to the bun to make them bigger.
- For this look, taking small sections come out best.
- Repeat to create another flower bun. I usually like to add 2 small buns to this hairstyle and on the 2nd flower chignon, I either make them bigger or smaller, fuller or tighter - since uniformity, especially in a hairstyle, is as interesting as vanilla ice cream. Play it up and create something unique and different!
Thank you so much for reading! I usually blog about hairstyles and up-dos on my HairUps blog but since I haven't posted anything here for awhile, I thought I would switch it up.
Have a wonderful week, everyone! xoxo-Tina
(¯`'★♫♪•♥ HAIR PRODUCTS USED ♥ •♫♪★'´¯)
Sebastian Shaper Plus Hair Spray
Heat Protectant on WET hair: Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil
Finish Oil/Serum - CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum (hard to find @stores)
Psssst Dry Shampoo
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