Yesterday I was instructed to wear my hair up while wearing the dress I was planning to wear.
Easier said that done.
I was going to go for my old fall back French braids along the side pulled back into a bun but had a bit of time on my hands so I asked Mr. Google and Ms. Pinterest for some easy updo ideas.
With some warped sense of believing I can do anything, I found a tutorial which would go from fishtail braid to side bun elegantly.
Um...yeah...no. You can't do that if your hair is cut into layers and I found that out pretty quickly.
So I moved on and found a pic that I really, really liked:
So I misted my hair with water, added some moisturizer and a heat protectant to it and then blow dried it straight to get the braid bends out of it. Using a big barreled curling iron, I put curls in it and then shook it (making sure the front fell down around the part I'd put in, grabbed the back of it, twisted it up loosely and used bobby pins to secure the hell out of it. The trick seemed to be in making sure the back of the hair was secured tightly without pulling the hair too tauntly and making sure there was some kinda pouf in the crown.
I know that sounded crazy as hell...but that's honestly what I did and I was shocked that it came out nice because I usually end up looking like I'm wearing a bird's nest when I'm actually TRYING to do an updo. Let me be hanging around doing nothing and pull it up without even using a mirror and it will look hot. I WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER UNDERSTAND THAT PHENOM!
Oh...and since the weather called for rain and it was already humid, I sprayed the heck out of it with hair spray. I think I did a good job.
Are you good at updos? What's your goto updo?