Going to the hair salon each time you have a wedding invitation or a special occasion is not always the easiest on the wallet. This summer I was invited to my friend’s wedding and decided to do my own hair. I’ll start off by saying I’m no hair guru; in fact, I’m really bad at doing my own hair. But this hairstyle is so easy, anyone can recreate it at home. I was inspired by an updo I spotted on Jessica Alba. I love that this look is elegant and chic and can even be worn to the most elegant of events.
Best of all, it only requires a few simple items you already have and just a few minutes. Scroll through to get a step-by-step on how to get the look.
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With only a few simple steps, you can easily get this look. Scroll through to get a step-by-step.
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Start by creating a deep side part (you can choose which side you like best). I also find that second day hair works best.
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Set aside a small section of hair (approximately 3 fingers wide of hair). You will use this piece later on in the hairstyle.
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Comb your hair into a low side ponytail like this.
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Secure with a hair elastic. You want to make sure this is tight.
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Next, start twisting your hair like so.
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Next, start wrapping the hair in a circle into a low bun. Then use another hair elastic to secure.
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Wrap the hair elastic around the bun (approx. 1 or 2 times).
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Make sure the bun is secured on the nape of your neck.
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Next, use bobby pins to secure the bun.
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Once your bun is in place, grab the small section of hair and curl it with a curling iron. I like to use a 1 ½ inch barrel from Hot Tools and wrap the hair around the barrel (not the clamp).
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You should now have a curled piece of hair like this.
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Once the hair is curled, use bobby pins to secure the strands next to the bun ... you want to go for a messy look, so you can play around with this part. It doesn't have to be perfect.
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Finish off by spraying hair spray. I like one that is easy to brush and won't leave white flakes.
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And there you have it. A super easy updo!
Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.