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A Hairstylist’s Guide To Updos

Updos are a timeless hairstyle that can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re attending a formal event or want to look your best for a night out, updos are the perfect way to achieve an elegant style.

There are many different updo styles to choose from, so finding the right one for you can seem daunting. But with a little bit of guidance and experimentation, you’ll be able to find an updo that suits your taste and personality.

Our team of carefully selected up-and-coming stylists here at Therapy Hair Studio is dedicated to staying on top of new trends and styles. We understand that every client is unique and are invested in helping each of our clients find the style most suitable for their style and their needs.

To help you get started, we’ve put together a guide to some of the most popular updo styles. Read on for everything you need to know about updos, including how to achieve the perfect look for your next event.

Updos for Long Hair

The French Twist

french twist updoThe French twist is a classic updo that is perfect for any occasion. To get this look, begin applying a texturizing spray to your hair to give it some grip. Next, take a small portion of your hair from the front of your head and twist it back towards the rest of your hair. 

Once you reach the back of your head, continue twisting the hair until it forms a rope-like shape. Next, you’ll want to take the rest of your hair and twist it around the rope-like shape you’ve just created. Once you have twisted all of your hair, secure it in place with bobby pins. Finish off the look by spraying some hairspray on your hair to keep everything in place.

The Chignon

The chignon is another classic updo that has been around for centuries. For this look, you should begin by gathering your hair and tying it in a low ponytail. If you have short hair, you can use a small piece of velcro to secure the ponytail. 

Next, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and twirl it around the base of the ponytail to create a small bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins. and then take the remaining hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the bun. Secure the hair with more bobby pins and then mist the entire updo with a light-hold hairspray.

Updos for Short Hair

Floral Braids

Floral braids are a great style for short hair! This updo is perfect for any special occasion, whether it’s a wedding or a prom. To create this look, start by dividing your hair into three sections. Braid each section of hair and then secure it with an elastic. Next, take small pieces of hair from the bottom of every braid and then twirl them around the elastic to make a flower shape. Secure each braid with bobby pins and you’re all set!

Easy Half-Up

The half-up is a great option for those who want to keep their hair down while still having an elevated styled look. To achieve an easy half-up, start by gathering part of your hair from the crown of your head. If you have layers, make sure to grab all of the hair from each layer, so none is left out. 

Once you have a good amount of hair gathered, use an elastic to tie it back, leaving the rest of your hair down. You can leave the half-up as is, or you can add some loose curls for a more romantic look.

Updos for Curly Hair

Curly Updo With a Twist

wedding updosIf you have curly hair, then this updo is perfect for you! To create this look, start by dividing your hair into two sections. Take the first section of hair and twist it back, securing it with a bobby pin. Next, take the second section of hair and twist it around the first section. Once you have twisted both sections together, secure them with another bobby pin. Finally, use your fingers to loosen up the twists and give your hair some volume.

Curly Updo With a Braid

Another great updo for curly hair is the curly updo with a braid. To perfect this look, you should first spray your hair with a heat protectant. Then, using a large barrel curling iron, you can start curling your hair by section. 

Once you have curled your hair, make a low ponytail and then secure it with a hair tie. Next, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to create a “bump.” Finally, take the remaining hair and create a loose braid. Secure the end of the braid with another elastic, and then you can wrap the ponytail with it. 

Updos for Weddings

Messy Buns

One of the best updos for weddings is the messy bun. The messy bun is perfect for the bride who wants to wear her hair up but doesn’t want it to look too polished. The key to a good messy bun is to make sure that it’s not too tight and that there are some loose pieces around the face.

Fancy Loop Updo

Another good updo for a wedding is the Fancy Loop Updo. This updo looks best on those with long, curly hair. First, curl your hair using large rollers. Next, brush it out and mist it with hairspray. Then, make a low ponytail out of your hair and use an elastic band to secure it. Make a loop with the ponytail and pin it in place. Finally, take small sections of hair and wrap them around the base of the ponytail to create a more polished look.

Updos by Therapy Hair Studio

Updos are a great way to make your hair more glamorous for any upcoming occasion on your calendar. Whether you’re looking for an updo for a wedding, prom, or just a special night out, there is an array of options to choose from. Contact Therapy Hair Studio today to book a hair consultation by calling (713) 355-4247. We would be happy to help you find the perfect updo for your special occasion.

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