Video:Simple, DIY Updowith Antonio Gonzalez
A classic look that anyone can pull off, the updo can be fancy or understated depending on how your rock it. Find out how to give yourself an updo at home.See Transcript
Transcript:Simple, DIY UpdoHi, my name is Antonio Gonzalez from Eva Scrivo Hair Salon and welcome to About.com. Today we'll be working with my model Leila and we'll be doing an updo on her, working from a ponytail just to keep it really simple.
Start the Updo From a PonytailI feel that working from a ponytail for an updo is the easiest because it takes care of the bulk of the hair. Rather than starting from hair that's all down and trying to twist it up, that's the challenge women face.
Section the HairFrom a ponytail, you'll see that it takes care of length and bulk and it allows you to create your shape a lot easier. Well be working from sectioning the hair from ear to ear, and sectioning off the top of the hair. Main reason is that this is going to be the base of our ponytail and the length in the front of the head we'll be using to create the most of our updo. Polishing the hair a bit - it's important to decide how high or how low you'd like to have your updo.
Curl the PonytailI'm just going to take a small curling iron and curl the ends of the ponytail. So that I am able to create my design. Then I am going into my first top section, just reinforcing some of the curl. Just start twisting the hair as you feel comfortable. Its nice working from side to side because it allows you to keep the shape of the updo balanced.
Pin the TopWhen I am completed with the ponytail then, I'll incorporate the top. According to how long or thick your hair is you can use your ponytail in three to four sections. At this point you can stop using your hand mirror and make sure you are balanced. You can reinforce the ponytail with hairpins as we go along.
Sculpt the UpdoNow that I have the base of my updo in place, I am taking the sections that sectioned off prior off to the side, with a small curling iron and curling the ends. This will make it a lot easier to work with. And complete half of your design even prior to pinning up your hair. So, as you can see already just taking away the bulk of the hair with a ponytail and curling the rest of the hair already it looks really dressy.
Twist the Updo Into PlaceI'll be working from top and then side to side, taking sections, even sections, as I go along. And like the base of the ponytail I am taking a section of hair, putting in my bobby pin, and then twisting it in place.
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