Vintage Vamp Updo

April 7, 2008


I love updos but cannot do them to save my life. I found this hairstyle on Total and just had to share. This can be worn for work or a night out on the town.

Total Time: 10 minutes
Works on:· Medium to long hair· Unwashed hair
Stuff to have handy:

· Bobby pins (large and small)
· Hair elastic
· Hairspray
· Shine spray
· Large-barrel curling iron
· Fine-tooth comb

How to:
Step 1
Using a large-barrel iron, curl the bang section of your hair forward.
Step 2
Clip the section into place (see inset photo No.1). We’ll revisit it later.

Step 3
Pull the rest of the hair into a tight, low, side ponytail. Make sure that it’s bump-free.

Step 4
Using the curling iron, curl the whole side ponytail in an upward angle.

Step 5
Once the ponytail is curled up, spray it well with hairspray, then roll it up toward your scalp and secure it with bobby pins. You’ll need lots of bobby pins, large and small, to be sure that the roll stays in place.

Step 6
Once the roll is secured, take the clip out of the front bang area, allowing the big curl to fall.

Step 7
Using a fine-tooth comb, smooth the front section over to the side the roll is on. After combing it a couple of times, it will turn into a nice retro wave. Once that happens, spray with hairspray, then bobby-pin the ends to the roll.

Step 8
Finally, spray all over with hairspray and give it a minute to dry.

Curtesy of Total Styles created by: Kristin Ess and Whitney Olson



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