Long Summer Updos for 2007

With the heat of the sun or the humid, summer rains, many with long hair like to keep it up, off their neck, and out of the way. This is not to say that an unflattering, no style head of hair is in your future. This just means that you have to look for that perfect summer updo that works for you and your lifestyle.

Whether you are planning a fancy dinner party or just heading to the beach, there is a summer updo for your long hair that will fit. Here are some ideas for long updo hairstyles for the summer of 2007:

  • A Ponytail – The Consistent Classic
    • When in the midst of those excruciatingly hot months, there is nothing simpler than a classic ponytail. The best thing about this long hair updo? Just how easy it is! Simply pulling your hair back and holding it in place with an everyday hair tie is great for those always on the run. For those instances where sophistication is in order, plan on being more daring with this updo. High ponytails with a gorgeous, beaded hair tie or using a think strand of hair pulled out to hide the elastic are some variations you could consider. When it comes to the classic ponytail, the only limiting factor is your imagination.
  • A French Twist – A Ponytail With A “Twist”
    • If you are looking for that perfectly stylish updo for a fancy gathering or formal get-together, why not try a French twist? It is really just a ponytail “with a twist”. Place your long hair into a neat ponytail, twist it around several times, then tuck the end underneath the twist. You can secure it anyway you want, but using bobby pins that match the color of your hair makes the holder virtually impossible to see. Pull a few strands out to curl, framing your face, and you are set to go! Thicker hair tends to stay put, but you may need a little gel or hairspray for thinner hair.
  • Going Casual With Style
    • You don’t have to have a formal updo when you put your long hair up this summer. Bobby pins are making a huge comeback, and you can make some great updos with a handful of these versatile accessories. Whether you decide to use bobby pins that match the color of your hair or bobby pins that are beaded or jeweled will depend on where you are going, but either way you can have some stunning looks. Many will pile their long hair on the top of their head and hold whatever style they create with bobby pins. Others may simply put up the sides, leaving the back long and straight or curly and full.

If you want, don’t hesitate to add some curl to your summer updo. Using hot rollers or a curling iron on a low setting can give your hair some stunning fullness. Spray it with a little finishing spray and your wonderful creation will last all day or all night.

Don’t forget you don’t have to do all your summer updos from scratch. There are incredible instructions for various hairstyles in books and on the internet. With step by step instructions, pictures and how to illustrations, you can make amazing updos with your long hair this summer.

So, if you have long hair that you just don’t know what to do with this summer, look into some simple, but stylish updos for the 2007 summer season. They are quick, they are easy to maintain, and they are fun for every occasion.

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