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How to style easy updos?
Dec 20th, 2002 at 12:03pm
 
Hi,

I am looking for updos which can be easy styled by myself.
I often have to go out for formal events and donīt want to visit my hairdresser every time (and of course I do not want to pay her three times a month  Wink ).
The updo should be simple but fantastic.

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Reply #1 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 1:00pm
 
Is your hair wavy, curly, or straight?

For either of the three, you could always do a French twist. It takes a little fooling around to figure out how to get it to look nice, but once you do, it's fairly quick and easy. And you can always dress it up by adding hair pretties -- since I can't use bobby pins to save my life, I typically hold them up with a hairstick or two, using especially pretty ones for more formal occasions, and plain wood ones for casual.
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Reply #2 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 3:50pm
 
How long is your hair and what is its texture?
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Reply #3 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 4:51pm
 
Hi,

my hair is rather short at the moment, a few inches more than shoulder length. It is wavy and normal thick.

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Reply #4 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 5:30pm
 
Hmmm... Have you tried doing pin-curls on your hair? If so, will it hold the curl? (Especially the day after washing, since freshly washed hair doesn't hold updos well?)

If it does, you could do a few pin curls around your face, and then put the rest of your hair up into a bun or french twist.

Most of the updo styles I can think of revolve around buns, actually -- at the crown, at the nape, in between... Braided then put into a bun, plain, with pretty pins added, etc.

That reminds me -- I have /no/ idea how easy this would be to do yourself, but a really snazzy up-do I saw once, was a twist braid that started at the nape instead of by the temples, and then terminated in a bun at the crown of the woman's head. Thinking about it, it'd probably be difficult... but it was pretty.
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Reply #5 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 5:45pm
 
Hi,

the idea of curls is a very nice idea...on my hair curls stay until next washing. I love wearing my hair in a simple bun (it goes with every style, casual, formal, elegant) but I thought I should try something new. But maybe the well- tried turns out to be the best  Smiley

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Reply #6 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 6:17pm
 
I do a modified Gibson that is easy and looks nice, but it won't work with longer long hair. It looks like a Gibson but is done differently.  Begin with a low ponytail that is on the loose side.  Make a hole in back of the elastic & flip the tail through.  Fold the tail into a packet (mine is longer than yours, I fold in half and then half again), you likely will just fold in half or fold the end of the ponytail up. Hold the bottom of the packet and flip it up, stuff the end into the hole from the ponytail.  Push enough hair into the hole until the "loop" of hair that shows is to your liking. Hold it (the "loop") in place and fan it out to the left & right.  Then pin in place around the top and edges. Add decorations of your choice (I place sticks in an X along the top for decoration and to further secure it). Does that make sense?

Also, this is totally & completely pathetic but gets tons of compliments (literally I often get stopped on the street by people who say it looks great and want to know how I did it). Shhhh, I own a fake hair scrunchie (it is called a pouf, it is like a scrunchie but has hair that is about 3 inches long all the way around). I got it at Nordstroms, they have literally at least 40 colors, I have an exact match. I simply lob in on over my bun and add hairsticks to hold the bun. The ends of the you-know-what fan out around the bun and soften it. It could not be easier. Sure, my husband makes fun of the fake hair but I like it!!!
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Reply #7 - Dec 20th, 2002 at 7:48pm
 
Thanks,

tomorrow Iīm gonna try it. Iīll tell you if I broke my fingers (because I am a little bit clumsy)  Wink

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Reply #8 - Dec 21st, 2002 at 1:10am
 
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the idea of curls is a very nice idea...on my hair curls stay until next washing. I love wearing my hair in a simple bun (it goes with every style, casual, formal, elegant) but I thought I should try something new. But maybe the well- tried turns out to be the best  :)

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There are some great variations on buns in the LongLocks Customer Gallery including one with drapey ropes that I always thought would make a great romantic Prom updo.  You might want to take a look at the gallery for some new ideas.  You can get there from this URL:

http://www.longlocks.com/gallery.htm
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Reply #9 - Dec 21st, 2002 at 9:02am
 
Yeah,

I remember this bun it was the lady with the beautiful blond curls, wasnīt it? Iīll try to style all this new ideas and hope they will look great!

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Reply #10 - Dec 24th, 2002 at 2:39pm
 
Hee hee- I would be the person in those pics - I'm glad others like them - I love making different hair styles with my hair!   I do all my own hairstyles (since not many people want to brave my hair, though I've learned to control it far better than I ever thought I would!) and they're all fairly easy - some braiding websites I've used for ideas are:

http://www.dreamweaverbraiding.com/
http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~klsabin/braids.html

I like trying lots of romantic/renaissance styles - these sites are great for ideas, and they have instructions with pictures too!

my hair stays really easily because it is so curly and somewhat coarse, so I use very few (if any) additional bobby pins unless I'm doing something like the hanging ropes beneath a rope bun or the like - a great product to use for controlling hair when putting it up is Ouidad's Climate Control Gel (you can get it from http://www.oiudad.com) Ouidad is the best stuff for curly hair, and the climate control gel is great for anyone's updo's and controlling frizz regardless of hair type!
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Reply #11 - Jan 15th, 2003 at 11:10am
 
Hi,
I went to the sites you suggested but I can't really figure out how you did that bun with the ropes hanging down, the instructions are pretty strange  ???... so could you please tell me how you did it? Thanks.
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Reply #12 - Jan 15th, 2003 at 1:49pm
 
Grin  In the directions from those sites - the hanging ropes would be considered accent braids (you could do them either braided or rope style).  gather your hair into a ponytail where you want your bun centered - then before you make the bun - save a chunk of hair from each side of your ponytail for the accents (you can pin them away from your bun if you need to to keep them out of the way) - and make your bun with the rest of your hair (I think in the picture, I actually made a rope first and then coiled it into a bun).  Once that is pinned in place - go back to one of the side pieces you left out of the bun and braid or rope it and then attach it to your main bun leaving it draping - then repeat on the other side and pin so that the drapes cross prettily - you could also do more than 2 drapes by leaving more sections of hair out of the main bun...

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Reply #13 - Jan 16th, 2003 at 9:57am
 
Ooh now I get it! Thanks a LOT! It looks really great.. my hair is dark brown and it's curly when it's short but very wavy when long. Anyway you were a great help and might I add you have lovely hair!
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Reply #14 - Jan 16th, 2003 at 1:40pm
 
Why thank you!  And it's no problem - there are lots of great variations you can do from the same technique too - have fun experimenting!!!
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