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Working the Updo for Curly Hair

Updos have the potential for elegant and classy styles, as well as sporty and casual styles. Curly hair has a distinct difference from wavy or straight hair primarily due to its tendency to frizz and the messiness it seems to create when put up. Fortunately, some easy updos are available to those who have curly hair to create a beautiful and elegant look.

Simple Ponytail

Like any other hair type, curly hair is easy to put into a ponytail. Unlike other hair types, it might seem more challenging due to the curls and potential to frizz while brushing and teasing the hair up. In reality, a simple ponytail is easy even when you have curly hair.

The first step is to always use a comb to work out any tangles. This is easier when you have damp, recently conditioned hair rather than dry hair because it will not frizz while wet. Once the tangles are out, simply gather the hair in your hands, starting from the front and sides and then pulling the back up last. Secure everything in place with a ponytail holder.

Greek-Goddess Half-Up Style

The Greek-goddess half-up hairstyle recently worn by Angelina Jolie on the red carpet is a simple style for anyone with curly hair, and it looks subtly elegant. It is also ideal for women with longer hair. Simply gather the front and sides so that your hair pulls away from the face, and use bobby pins to secure it all to the back of your hair. The result is a low, elegant half-ponytail.

For this style, try using bobby pins that are the same color as your hair. As an alternative, you can also use clips to hold your hair back.

Messy Updo

A messy updo is perhaps the easiest style to create for someone with curly hair as opposed to straight or wavy hair. This style is perfect for a casual day or for any formal occasion.

To achieve a messy updo, simply tease mousse into the hair while it is still damp. Separate out large chunks of hair, starting from the front and sides. Pull the chunks away from the face, twist them and then use a bobby pin or two to hold everything into place. Repeat for each chunk, working from front to back. In the back, gather the chunks of hair in an upward fashion, and pin everything up.

Keeping the ends free will allow curls to form and shape around the head, creating a messy and elegant style. Add a headband with jewels to make the style more formal.

Classic Bun

The classic bun is as simple as a ponytail. In fact, it starts from a ponytail. Pull your hair back into a ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Gather the ponytail and then give it a twist. As you twist the hair, wrap it around the ponytail until you reach the end. Secure the bun with bobby pins to keep it in place.

Conclusion

Curly hair is appropriate for beautiful updos, and in fact is easier than most other hair types because the hair has the perfect texture for putting it up and creating a romantic, elegant look. The curls make it possible for messy as well as sculpted styles to look amazing.

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Diane Kingsbeck ~ Finding the Right Bridal Hair Stylist

Finding the perfect bridal hair stylist for your big day is an important part of your wedding planning.

You may already have a hairdresser that you know and trust, but they may not be experienced at wedding styling or be available on the date of your wedding. If you are getting married a reasonable distance from your regular salon, or want a particular type of wedding hair style that goes beyond of what your usual stylist can do, you are best served by finding a specialist wedding stylist.

A wedding stylist will usually travel to you, making the day easier, as well as performing a trial so that you know exactly how your hair is going to look. They will have plenty of experience with wedding updos, as well as other wedding hairstyles whether you have long, short or medium hair.

Give yourself plenty of time to find a stylist, as they can be booked months in advance and you want to give yourself plenty of time to have a trial.

Many brides also will need their wedding party; the mother of the bride, flower girls and perhaps even the groom and his groomsmen to get their hair done. In this case the stylist will need to have a team of people to work with. Your bridal hair stylist will usually also have a makeup artist that they can use if you want to book your hair and makeup all together.

For your hair trial make sure you have plenty of pictures of the wedding hairstyles you are considering, and if you plan on wearing wedding hair jewellery you will preferably already have bought it for your stylist to try out.

A stunning hairstyle is obviously the result that you are looking for, but a good rapport with your bridal hair stylist is also important. You will know who you feel comfortable with on a personal level as well as being happy with the result of the trial.

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