I love updo’s, I just wish I was better at doing them on myself.
Hair style how-to: The wind-swept updo
Don’t be wary when it comes to doing an updo yourself — with a few simple products and tips, you can easily create a runway-inspired ‘do for summer. “A pony tail is one of the easiest updos to achieve and most of the other classic updos start with a ponytail including this season’s stylish buns, chignons, etc.,” explains Eric.
Here are Eric’s tips on how to easily recreate this Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010 look:
- Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry it to give it a bit of lift and texture.
- Pull hair back from the face and gather in a high ponytail at the top of the head and fasten with a hair tie.
- Twist the ponytail loosely – and, I mean very loosely, as we want some texture – around the hair tie to create a ‘messy bun’ on top of the head and fasten with hair pins to hold style in place.
- Finish with hair spray.
Pro-tip: Use a small amount of mousse (roughly a dime-size amount for medium-length hair, a loonie-sized amount for long hair). Run the mousse through your hair from roots to tips for best results.
Technique tips: “It’s important to loosely tie the bun around the hair tie in order to achieve a good size bun and to give it texture,” explains Eric. “If you tie it tightly it will look too polished or structured.”
Day to night: To keep the look polished for day Eric suggests moving the bun down toward the back on the head so that it’s not sitting high on top of the head. “I would give it a bit more structure by wrapping it a bit tighter around the hair tie to achieve a more polished bun/look,” says Eric.
“To take this look into the evening, I would use my fingertips and a hairspray such as Elnett hairspray and lightly add a bit of rough texture to the bun so that it doesn’t look so polished to give it more of a sexy look.”