Saturday, October 5, 2013

How to: Update your updo in 5 Super Simple ways

Going out tonightor simply to update your gruaig? Here are 5 easy updo's to do at home, with a few clips and a bit of back-combing and maybe an accessory or two, why not try one tonight?

1. The Messy Pony, a lá Leighton Meister

Often overlooked, this is a classic chic look, and super easy to do.
-Section off the top part of your hair.
-Backcomb from the back to the front to add height, and spritz with your fav hairspray,
-Using a fine-tail comb, run lightly through the top of the hair
-Pull back the hair into a pony and secure with a tight elastic

(to copy Leighton below, leave your fringe out of the backcombing, and wrap a piece of long hair around your elastic and secure with a Kirby grip)
Beauty Secret: Messy Ponytail
2.Punked up, half down, a lá Nicole Scherzinger

The quiff added to a half up half down gives a punky twist to a girly favourite.

-Start with poker straight hair.
-Section off the top part, and then into two halves again, front and back.
-Backcomb the back to medium height, and the front higher so that its higher at the front than the back, spritzing with hairspray as you go.
-Run your fine-tooth comb from 1 inch from the roots at the front, back along your hair, to create a smoother look.
-Pull all the hair back, as if creating a pony tail and clip section by section. Don't forget the part just under and behind your ear. (It will feel like a Mohawk line at the back)
-Run your fine tooth comb through the hair at the back lightly, to hide the clips and make the hair sit sleekly.

(To copy Nicole's gleaming gruaig, spray shine spray onto the "tail" of the mohikan, and spritz a little onto your hands and smooth across your quiff)

Nicole Scherzinger Half Up Half Down - Nicole Scherzinger Updos - StyleBistro
3. The Side French Braid, a lá Cara Delevingne

Oh God, who has not got a crush on this girl? Ok, so this is not really an updo, but who cares? It's amazing, and so uncomplicated.

- Straighten your hair
-Part to the side, and section a rectangular piece off above your eye and going back about 2 inches.
-From that section, start a French plait and work all the way back, down to the tops of the hair-
-Tie with a see through elastic, and your away with it :)

Duelo de escotes en la Gala del MET 2013

4.Accessorize , a lá London Fashion Week

Bouffants and bows, what a breathtaking combination. Accessories will automatically update your style and put your own stamp on it. Try a velvet bow, a jewelled embellishment, or even a turban or headband for the more adventurous!
Hair at PPQ| London Fashion Week Fall 2013

Jennifer Behr Spring 2013 Hair AccessoriesSpring 2013 Hair Accessories

4.Brazen Braids , a lá NewYork  Fashion Week

Braids are still bold for Aw13 and for Spring 2014, so get those fingers out and start braiding. Fishtials, French, rope and the standard plait braid are the most popular. Work with mideel partings and combining braids to make different shapes.

-Part hair straight down the middle, and make two "pigtails" at the baack of the head.
-Plait both pigtails in the style you want (fishtail is in the pics)
-Wrap the two braids around each other, or sweep them across to each other, and pin with Kirby grips to secure.
Christian Siriano    Amazing what you can do with pigtails! This chic updo at Christian Siriano is formed by crossing two fishtail braided pigtails.
Or you can have crown braids, (my personal favourite, especially with the plum lips.)

This does require having medium long hair, or using extensions, for instructions check out Lilith Moons youtube video here. It would take far too long to describe it on here, can you say carpal tunnel syndrome?

Alice Olivia NYFW 2013 hair - braids

 And that's it girlies, update your updo in 5 easy ways!

I'm off to try the punked up half down, enjoy your Saturday night, whatever you're doin' and wherever you are :)

Le Grá,


1 comment:

  1. Hey guys, the text went funny in the article and I have no idea why or how to fix it! Sorry, but hope you enjoy it anyways :)