You need to wear your hair up at work to keep it away from your face and out of the way during patient care. But the ponytail or claw clip look is so ho-hum bo-ring after awhile. How can you dress that up a little bit without feeling like you’re going to the prom?
Browsing through the Internet for some great ideas turned into a total hair inspiration frenzy! If you always thought that people who sported beautiful hairstyles that stayed in place were either lucky or magical, you were wrong. They just know some pro tricks that us regular folks don’t. Through my research, I learned a couple of essential tips that can make any updo successful.
The real work happens before you ever put your hair up. Learning good blowdrying techniques and using effective hair products create a strong foundation for a great updo that won’t move. Kate at The Small Things Blog is a hair stylist expert and a wealth of information. If her blog were a book, I would say I read it cover to cover. Her favorite products include Kenra Volume 25 Hairspray and Aquage Uplifting Foam. It helps to have the right tools at hand, including bobby pins, a comb (for teasing the roots), a curling iron to create some base waves, and some clips to keep the sections of hair you aren’t working with out of the way.
I found five pretty and professional easy updo tutorials that you can try at home.
1. The sock bun
Create a big beautiful bun with minimal effort, and an old (clean) sock. Even if you have fine strands.
2. The chic undo
This style keeps your hair away from your face with no sign of a ponytail to be found. Elegant and pretty, but casual.
3. Short hair
Short hair can have an updo, too! This is a great tutorial to change up a short cut.
4. Pinned half up
Simple and easy. Keeps the front of your hair pulled back in an interesting and pretty knot, with a few pins to secure.
5. Half French braid and a pony
Braiding the top before throwing your hair into a ponytail keeps the look fresh and pretty.
Then I gave my own a try. I didn’t have the best products to work with, but in the end I think it turned out okay. It took some time to work things out, but once I figured out what I wanted to do, it only took a few minutes. A headband is another way to dress up any hairstyle, even a simple ponytail.Through my research, I learned a couple of essential tips that can make any updo successful.