Things to Consider With Updo Hair Styles

Hairstyle Updos: Wedding Updos For 2006

Every little girl dreams of having a beautiful wedding and, as a part of this fantasy, every part of her – from head to toe – looks perfect.  To create this image of eloquence, the bride’s hair must be perfectly in place throughout the wedding ceremony and reception.  Therefore, wedding updos are often the answer.

Advantages of Wedding Updos

Wedding updos are a great choice for a blushing bride for several reasons.  First of all, wedding updos are long lasting when created properly.  Let’s face it, a wedding day is a long day filled with hustle and bustle.  The last thing a bride wants to worry about is keeping her hair out of her face or keeping it combed and brushed.  In addition, hair that is left out and natural has a tendency to lose its style quickly.  Wedding updos, on the other hand can last the entire day and evening without a problem.

Wedding updos also provide an air of elegance to the bride and accentuate her face.  In addition, wedding updos lend themselves nicely to accessories.  Earrings can be seen much easier with wedding updos than when hair is left down.  Tiaras, flowers, special barrettes, and other hair accessories are also much easier to add in wedding updos than in free-flowing hair.
Bun-Style Wedding Updos

Perhaps the simplest and most elegant of the wedding updos is a bun-style hairdo.   With bun-style wedding updos, a pretty hair band or tiara can be wrapped nicely around the bun.  This style also works nicely with very long or with shorter hair and it doesn’t matter if the bride’s hair is curly or straight, though the final look will be somewhat different.  In addition, the bride can choose to keep bun-style wedding updos pulled back completely for a clean look or she can let some tendrils fall to the side for a softer appearance.  Those with bangs can also pull off bun-style wedding updos.
Creating Bun-Style Wedding Updos

When styling bun-style wedding updos, it is best to allow your hair to go 8-24 hours since its last washing.  This allows the natural oils of the hair to build up a bit, which will help make it easier for the bun to hold.  This will result in a tighter and longer lasting style.  For the bride who insists on washing her hair before styling, it is necessary to dress the hair thoroughly with gels, hairsprays, or other products to prevent the strands of hair from being too slippery or soft.

The first step in creating bun-style wedding updos is to brush the hair thoroughly and remove all tangles and knots.  To create smooth and sleek bun-style wedding updos, it is best to next create sections of hair about 1-2” thick and smooth them with a flat iron.  The hair should be allowed to cool before moving to the next step.

After the hair has cooled, it should be brushed once again.  All of the hair needs to be brushed from the hairline into a high ponytail in the middle of the crown.  The ponytail should be secured with a band that is the same color as the bride’s hair.

Next, the ponytail needs to be lifted high into the air and the hair needs to be smoothed while keeping the ponytail tight at the base.  It might be necessary to add some light gel or setting lotion on fine hair or on hair that is slippery or otherwise doesn’t hold well.  This way, it will be better anchored.  In addition, the hair will need to be sprayed down or gelled before adding accessories to style.

Nest, the ponytail needs to be smoothed back down and the top section should be twisted clockwise into a small bun.  The hair around the ponytail will have to be carefully fanned out as a small, round bun is formed.  Once the bun is in the desired shape and size, it will need to be pinned securely to the scalp.  It is important to work from one side of the hair fan and to pin the strands in order to form a soft and floppy bun with these types of wedding updos.  The hairpins should also be only ¼ to ½ inch long and the same color as the hair.

At this point, soft tendrils can be created by pulling random strands from along the hairline and from the nape of the neck.  Loose strands should be curled with a large curling iron at least 1” big.  Once the bun of these wedding updos is in place, it needs to be pinned in place once more and sprayed down with holding spray.  A bit of glitter gel on the back and sides of the hair can add a little extra character to the style.
Once completed, bun-style wedding updos are easy to attach tiaras are soft circular headbands to.  These should be pinned against the scalp to prevent them from falling off or slipping.


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