Deep Parted Updo

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My sister sent me a text a few weeks ago requesting this hairstyle for my next tutorial:

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It’s just beautiful. I wrote her back immediately and told her I would film that as soon as possible. I love how elegant it looks, but it’s still really soft and feminine.  

You need a little bend in your hair, at the very least, for this style. It’s also a really pretty option for naturally curly hair! 

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earrings: Saressa Designs
sweater: Banana Republic


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Suzanne S. says · 01.20.14

This is such a pretty updo! I love how you can wear it casual too 🙂
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Amanda Mae says · 01.20.14

LOVE it! I think I can do this without waiting for my hair to grow out a little 🙂

Ashley Cook says · 01.20.14

This would be perfect to do for work. Quick and easy and beautiful.
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Amy Triggs says · 01.20.14

Yeah! I’m so glad you’re back! I’ve been going through withdrawal!

twochickstoo says · 01.20.14

So pretty! Do you think it would work well with my super thick straight hair?

Christina Storm says · 01.20.14

Love that updo! So pretty on you!
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Nicole Dennis says · 01.20.14

Hi Kate,
This tutorial is beautiful. Wondering what blush you are wearing? I have a similar complexion and cannot find that perfect blush. Thank you for your tutorials.

Kate says · 01.20.14

Tarte Amazonian clay in Peaceful 🙂

Kara says · 01.20.14

Okay so I love this hairstyle and others like it but is there such a thing as an everyday hairstyle that doesn’t require bobby pins, etc? I’m willing to try but having so many pins in my hair seems more high-maintenance to me than an everyday style would be.

Kate says · 01.20.14

If you want to wear your hair up, usually you need at least a few bobby pins or a clear elastic. I do have more casual styles that you can find on my hair page!

Kara says · 01.20.14

Thanks for responding to my silly question – I’m definitely not opposed to an elastic (maybe the clear ones will help it not look so much like a work-out style) – and I’m going to go stalk the hairstyles page now. Thanks a million!

Pamela Csencsits Sullivan says · 01.20.14

I just love your hair tutorials. Just cut about 5 inches off a few months ago thinking I needed a change and now I am missing my long hair. Can’t wait to grow it out again so I can try this one. Thanks.

pretty little things says · 01.20.14

your hair always looks so gorgeous — even better than Julia Roberts! xo

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt says · 01.20.14

So pretty and not too difficult to do either, I’m definitely trying this tomorrow :o) Xx

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BKensmoe says · 01.20.14

Hey Kate… Would you be able to do a small video on how to properly pin hair with bobby pins? I don’t feel I do it right… Place hair then pin as opposed to put bobby pin in hair then place? Thanks in advance for any help!!

Lacy Tannous says · 01.20.14

Hi BKensmoe! I believe she already has. If you type “bobby pins” in the Search bar on the left, a lot of helpful info comes up! For example: Good luck!

Kala Horn says · 01.20.14

You make me want to hack all my hair off! Styles like these aren’t as easy to do with hair down my back! I’ll just envy your beauty with my boring ponytail 😉

joscelyn says · 01.20.14

I’m looking for hairstyles good for my long, thick hair. So far the messy bun works the best. Would you be willing to write a post about which if your styles work for long and thick hair. Thanks so much!

Anna Belle says · 01.20.14

It is styles like this that make me wish I had long hair again! So pretty!

Melissa says · 01.20.14

That is so pretty! I have a question this morning. I’m in a wedding on Saturday and we’re having our hair professionally done, and I cannot for the life of me decide what I’d like done with my hair. It’s been several years and several inches of hair off since I’ve had it done for a special occasion. I’m a thirty year old mother of two so there’s not much call for that sort of thing. 😉 Anyway. I was wondering if you might make some suggestions? It’s a nice wedding, strapless full length gowns. My hair is shoulder length, just brushes the tops of my shoulders when I have it blown out, layered throughout, shorter in back, and with side swept half bangs. It’s also very thick and has some natural curl to it, though I almost always blow it out for special occasions since it has a mind of its own when I do it curly and can either look amazing or bedraggled. I guess I’m having a hard time figuring out what I’d like done for the wedding because the bride and all the other bridesmaids have super long hair and I know they will have these amazing styles for the wedding and I’m kind of at a loss as to what to do with my rather short by comparison hair. Help???

Emma Walker says · 01.20.14

Love this! I think I want to wear this to my school dance on saturday!

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Wendy Cline says · 01.20.14

That looks beautiful! Thanks for showing us how to do it! You made it look so easy!

Colleen Barry says · 01.20.14

What lip product are you wearing in this video?

kathy metcalf says · 01.20.14

So pretty! You make it look so easy!

Chix Style Guide says · 01.20.14

So cute and chic!!

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Michelle Ash Latham says · 01.20.14

So pretty! I love how it looks sort of thrown together & polished all at the same time!

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allisonpasson says · 01.21.14

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, Kate!


Ditto That says · 01.21.14

I love this one and am happy you are back at it! Can you tell me if this will work without a deep part? I have a cow livk slightly off center so I can side part but deep parts are frustrating to get to lay down. Any tips for fighting it into submission for the purposes of this ‘do?


Porcelina says · 01.21.14

Very pretty! I might have a go at this one…
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Trisha Hiers says · 01.21.14

Thank you for shorter hair! I’ve had this hair length for years and most hair tutorials are for long hair so I can’t wait to see some styles and updo’s that you (hopefully) show.

Brenda says · 01.21.14

I’ll be trying this soon! Thanks!

Audrey Berkley says · 01.23.14

OMG, I’m trying this tomorrow! Kate, I can’t thank you enough for these hair tutorials. You explain everything so clearly that it pretty much makes it fool proof to do! I too am a new mommy and I still want to look put together each day. Your styles are always so chic and are so appropriate for a glam night out or for chasing your LO around everyday. I can’t even begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve received whenever I wear my hair in a messy bun (thanks to your tutorial!). I can’t wait to try this one out tomorrow.

Melinda says · 01.23.14

When I put my hair up using bobby pins they ALWAYS fall out mid-day. How in the world do I get a style to stay through the day? I end up with crinks in my neck from moving so gingerly so the style stays put.


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Jennifer says · 01.29.14

This is so pretty! I’ve tried your other messy bun tutorials and I can never get them to turn out right with bobby pins. My hair is so long that after pinning it into place the ends are still past my shoulders. Once I pin them down again it ends up looking more like a nest than a bun. 🙁 Do you have any suggestions for those of us with ultra long hair?

Meg says · 01.29.14

I love this, but I was wondering if you could do a more romantic updo a la Naya Rivera here: I feel like this should be easy, but I can never get my hair to do this.

upfashiony says · 10.04.15

i am so happy as you are comeback when you give your next tutorial, you are making stunning and admirable ways haircuts and also set the jewellry with amazing designs and outfits like as cambric dress collection. so we are waiting you next tutorial anxiously.