Award Season inspired Classic Updo
Casual Stripes & my dream shoes
This post is sponsored by Colgate® Optic Wh ite® and Walmart
In my mind, country music plus hair equals big. As big as you can possibly get sometimes. With award season (and also the holidays!) coming in the next few weeks, I’ve had my mind on classic updo’s. So many of the greats have had iconic hair moments, and usually there is no shortage of volume involved!
For this look, don’t be shy about teasing or using a texture spray to amp up volume before you finish the twist. Also, if you have trouble getting lift at the crown, section the top from a bit closer to your face, versus starting at the top area. If you imagine your part starting at your face, and ending at the very top/back of your head, pull hair back from closer to the start of your part so you have more to work with to build volume and height on top!
Start by teasing the crown section to build volume.
Using two or three bobby pins, pin the crown section in a half up style, inserting the pins horizontally.
With the hair that remains, twist it until you reach the ends.
Then fold the hair up, and begin pining in place.
Let some hair fall around your face, but make sure the twist is securely pinned!
I love the classic and simple nature of this style. It gets your hair up, without it being too stiff. And other than a fun lipstick that you feel good in, make sure you flash your bright white smile to complete the look. I’ve been using Optic White since last December, and can really attest to it’s brightening power!
I love to see your versions of the hair tutorials I share on the blog, so if you recreate this style, use #smallthingshair so I can take a look!