Wedding Hair Styles: How to Make an Updo

From braids, to twists and buns and many more different styles, there’s an updo out there for everyone! So be original!

From braids, to twists and buns and many more different styles, there’s an updo out there for everyone! So be original!

I’m sure you will all agree with me that one of the most common and popular hair styles for weddings is an updo. For those of you who are not familiar with an updo, an updo is when ones hair is pulled up and twisted and styled with updo screws and other updo accessories in very elegant and comfortable manner. Women and children both like wearing updos to weddings, of course however, the older you are the more mature and sophisticated you want your updo to look. In addition, some people like to only put half their hair up and leave the rest down for a more mature look or to give it a twist. Updos are very stylish and give the added touch of royalty and elegance you are looking for when going to a wedding. From braids, to twists and buns and many more different styles, there’s an updo out there for everyone! So be original!

Below we provided a stylish and easy updo that you can try on your own at home. Before we start there are a few things you may want to know. One of the most important things about an updo is the hair accessories you choose to put it together. Updo accessories are really what brings it all together and gives it the special added touch. They have the power to dress up an updo or even make it look under dressed if it is not the right one. So be sure to choose your updo accessories carefully. Depending on the outfit you are wearing and the way your updo is styled you may want to simply tie it together with a pretty bobby pin with rhinestones or a fashionable updo screw. If you are looking for something a little larger that will stand out, try a pearl hair comb, a tiara or a wreath. Of course, there are many other updo accessories but we just named a few to give you a basic idea.

Now that you have your updo hair accessories, start by washing your hair. Either let it dry over night or blow dry it yourself. For additional volume you may want to go over it with a curling iron before you start or if you are sleeping on it overnight, you can simply put your hair into a twisted bun so that when you let it loose in the morning in should be a little curly and full of volume.

Below are a few basic steps to make a very elegant updo:

  1. Start by leaving a few strands of hair out in the front. Take about an inch of hair above your ear and braiding it. Then take the braid over the crown of your head and pin it behind the other ear. Do the same thing with the other side. It should look like a braid headband.
  2. Now, take the bangs or few strands of hair that you left out in the front and sweep them over to cover up the spot on each side where you started braiding you hair so that it could look really natural. Pin them up with a fashionable updo bobby pin or updo stick.
  3. Take the rest of your hair and twist it into a low bun at the nape of your neck.
  4. Add your updo accessories such as a beautifully styled comb or pin to give it the added touch.

There, you have it! Let us know how it works for you. If you know of any other updo you can try at home that works for you, please go ahead and share it with us.

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