Introduction: Beautiful Easy Updo

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Have you wanted to fix your shoulder-length hair into a pretty updo this Summer? Here's how to do that without going to a salon. You can have a cute hairdo in about an hour.

Step 1: Supplies

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For this hairdo you will need:

Hot rollers or curling iron, ponytail holder, plastic hairbun shaper (I purchased mine from a dollar store, it was about $3), comb, bobby pins, hairspray.

Step 2: Curl Hair

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Using hot rollers or curling iron, curl hair. The more curls, the better!

You could also use the pink foam rollers, but those take longer.

Step 3: Ponytail

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Comb your hair up into a high ponytail and secure tightly with a coated ponytail holder. Do not use a rubber band, it will tear the hair. Pin up any loose hairs with bobby pins.

Step 4: Chignon Form

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Because I have very thin hair, I like to use this lightweight chignon form to wrap my hair around, it makes my hair look fuller. You can get one in a darker color if your hair is dark brown or black.

Place a small amount of hair around the plastic form, tuck underneath and pin in place. Continue around the form, leaving most of the hair unpinned.

Step 5: Tease Hair

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Tease the remaining hair with your comb.

Step 6: Pin and Spray

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Using more bobby pins, pin the teased hair loosely to the base of the updo. Spray liberally with hairspray.

Embellish with a ribbon or silk flower.


clewis21 (author)2015-07-25

Great tutorial, thanks!

makemesomecookies (author)2015-07-14

Very nice instructable! It's nice to see a hairstyle with "normal" hair instead of really thick hair. Thank you.

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