An updo spells instant elegance, glam, sophistication. More often than not, we associate an updo with the day we say "I do", as opposed to a hair styling option that has limitless options.
Today's updo is not your mother's tightly pinned French bun, rather, it's loose, tosseled, dressed with braided adornment, sky high bouffant—new milinium undone-updos know no boundaries.
Runway to real-way, red carpet to asphalt—women in-the-know take their hair from shoulder-grazing bombshell tresses, to chic, coiffed chignons.
Architecturally inspired updos, braided buns piled on high, loosely tucked locks and relaxed rolls are consistently featured on the runway.
Rihanna rocks the perfectly mussed updo as well as the a perfectly-pinned twist.
Zoe Saldana has made the updo a red carpet staple.
Saana Lathan embodies "princess" every time she wears an updo.
How to get a runway or red carpet worthy updo:
1. Volumize Hair
Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Add more volume as you blow dry hair.
Try: Peter Lamas Rice Protein Volumizing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Mousse.
2. Tease Hair
Spray in holding hairspray to a 2-inch wide section of hair. Holding hair straight up, use a teasing brush to comb down to roots. Spray again. Repeat on next section.
Try: Spornette Big and Little Wonder Teasing Brushes
Try: Motions Hold & Shine Styling Spray
3. Make French Twist
Brush hair to one side and pin in place. Wrap hair around your thumb and twist in a circular shape then tuck ends inside. Pin hair and spray.
Try: Bumble & Bumble Pin Tin
4. Set Style & Shape.
A final spray of holding spray keeps your updo done for hours.
Try: Got 2b 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray
5. Adorn your Do.
For extra bling, add decorative pins for a finishing touch.
Try: Goody Glam Treasured Jewels Bobby Slides