Updo Hair Styles, The New Casual?
Updo Hair Styles are the new casual fashion statement.
Hairstyle and beauty has become quite the fashion statement lately and because of this we have seen prices for a good cut or style skyrocket with no end in sight. Some cuts are going in and out of style every day it seems.
As some beauty experts say - your hair can make you or break you. What will be the hot styles and beauty cuts everyone will be wearing? For sure, one will be the casual updo hair style.
Updo Hair Styles The Classic Up-do
The classic updo has long been one of the first hairstyle choices for special occasions, a temporary style - something to do for a social party or event, but not every day.
Hollywood stars like Jessica Simpson and many others sport the classic updo for awards banquets and such, but they have personal hair stylists that can have their hair picture perfect in whatever style they want.
Casual Updo Hair Styles
Most of the hairstyles trends are comebacks and are easy dos. Basically, women want something that is easy to manage and want variety - a cut that can be easily transformed from one style to another for different events or just for that different look. Women also want a style with easy, light makeup. According to numerous fashion sources these hairstyle and light makeup trends will be the big styles of 2006.
Since casual updos are becoming a popular hairstyle I have included instructions for you to follow based on the length of your hair or texture.
Updo Hair Styles For Shoulder Length And Long Layers:
Shampoo and apply hair gel or mousse, then blow dry your hair for fullness as usual. Use hot rollers to add some curl. When you take the rollers out, just run your fingers through it to break up the curls. (Don’t use a brush) Spray your hair with hair spray throughout to give it some texture and to take away the slippery quality.
Starting in the front, pull a panel of hair, about two inches in width, straight back to the crown and secure it with a bobby pin. It doesn’t have to be tight. Use two in the form of an X if it has a tendency to slip out.
Next pull a panel of hair from the side of the first panel to the back and up and pin it close to the first bobby pins. Repeat this procedure on the other side and then again until all the hair in the front it caught at the crown.
Finally, grab all of the hair in the back and turn it over into a twist, pulling it up so that the ends are at the crown and will fluff out over the bobby pins. To secure the twist, slide bobby pins down through the fold of the twist, so that they catch the hair of the twist and secure it to the hair close to the scalp.
Updo Hair Styles For Naturally Curly Hair:
Shampoo and condition as usual. After applying your styling aids and a mild hair gel, if your hair is fine in texture. Allow it to dry naturally until it is almost dry (for thick hair) or completely dry for thin hair.
Divide off a two-inch section of hair around the face and clip it out of the way. Run your fingers through the rest of your hair and pull it all together at the middle-back of your head.
Hold it as if you were making a ponytail and fold it over into a twist with the ends sticking out of the top. Slide bobby pins down through the fold you have created, securing it to your head.
Now for the front. Pull sections, of about one inch in width, back loosely and clip each with a tiny jaw clip or a bobby pin.
Updo Hair Styles For Straight Hair:
Shampoo and blow-dry for fullness. You may want to blow dry your hairs upside down so that you will get the full fullness affect
Spray your hair with hairspray lightly all throughout. Brush all of your hair back into a twist.
To soften the overall effect, you may want to pull out a small strand of hair at each ear and at the temples. These are left straight to keep the style casual.