You’re hosting a holiday party tonight. You’ve been at work all day, you’ve been e-mailing your husband to ensure his mother won’t be too offended by any of your hors d’oeuvre choices. You’ve got the perfect dress and hottest shoes but no time to make it to the blowdry bar for a fresh blowout and the one you’re currently sporting is 2 days old. What’s a girl to do? Time for an at home DIY updo.
Here’s what you need:
A little courage and creativity (egg nog, anyone?)
A single pony tail holder
A few bobby pins that match your hair color
If you’re feeling fancy, a Whirl-A-Style or old clean sock
A flirty, youthful option that works well with most hair textures
If you've got an old (and please, clean) sock laying around you could shoot for the ole Sock Bun!
A Top-Knot is NOT just tossing your hair up on your head. Unless you want to look like you're on your way to yoga.
Classic and Timeless Low Bun
This look is elegant and timeless on a woman of any age and takes practically no time at all to do. Notice how I sectioned the front out from the back first, secured the bun, then wrapped the sides in separately. To keep it looking soft and effortless allow a few natural pieces around the face to hang loose.
Braiding continues to be one of the hottest trends in hairdressing. A simple braid can be pulled apart, roughed up or "ruched" for a modern texture and pinned anywhere on the head. Aided by her Great Lengths hair extensions, our lovely model Keri is sporting variations on the modern braided updo.
One Pin Side Sweep for Short and Long hair
Part hair with a deep side part on the side that is most natural for you. Set hair using a medium size curling iron, all curls flowing in the same direction, brush out and pin one side behind your ear with a bobby pin or a vintage brooch. Voila! (Perfect with a red lip.)
The New Ponytail
Ponytails can be tres chic or tres casual. To make your ponytail new and interesting, try a "ruched" braid. For a fashion forward, ahead of the curve texture, use multiple ponytail holders and pick the ponytail apart.
Red Carpet Hairstyle Inspiration
While decidedly, a professional created these looks and they probably took closer to 2 hours to create than 5 minutes- A little inspiration is always helpful when brainstorming how to wear your hair up, for any occasion.
The Do NOTS
As people of the prairie, I know we love Laura Ingles Wilder. That being said, we have evolved beyond her look. Pioneer hair, BEWARE! Here is what you don't want to end up looking like when putting up your own hair.