Pinterest of the Week: The Romantic Updo
If you can’t get enough of Pinterest and wish you had more time to find the best beauty looks on the photo-sharing site, this column is for you. Each week we highlight a coveted hairstyle, makeup technique or nail design with a popular following, and get the tips and tricks for creating it from the person behind the original pin. For this edition we checked in with the blogger responsible for this multitextured updo.
Smooth strands, braids or tousled curls? You don’t have to choose just one with this multi-textured updo that is appropriate for the daytime or evening or even one of the many upcoming holiday parties on your calendar. Nikki Waugh, hairstylist and owner of the Subi.Hairdressing salon in Australia, tells you how.
Step 1: Spritz wet hair with a volumizing spray before blow-drying it straight with a round brush. Try: Kérastase Resistance Spray Volumactive.
Step 2: Section out your bang area by clipping it off to the side. You’ll want this section to remain smooth and straight.
Step 3: Using a flat iron or curling iron, loosely curl random-sized sections of your hair, skipping the bang area. Try: ghd Gold Classic Styler or T3 SinglePass Whirl. Tip: Random sectioning is what will “start to give [you] the unstructured look,” Waugh says.
Step 4: Finger-comb your curls to mess them up a bit.
Step 5: Grab a handful of U-shaped pins and bend the ends of them to create little hooks.
Step 6: Starting at the back of your head, separate out one-inch sections of hair. Then hook the hairpin near the end of each section and twist the section around the pin, coiling it up and and securing it at the roots. Repeat all over your head, skipping the bang area.
Step 7: Using the end of a rattail comb, loosen each twisted section for a more haphazard finish. Tip: The key to getting this hairstyle right is to keep the back area balanced. You want a nice round shape, Waugh says.
Step 8: Smooth your bang area and slide on a braided headband, like the Bellissima Braided Headband. Secure it with bobby pins.
Photo: Courtesy of Dye Images