Introduction: Fancy Hair Updo for Long Hair
This hair updo is quick to make and requires only a hair clip to fasten, or, if you wish, a pin and some sliders. It is easy to decorate with ornaments of choice. If your hair is not curly, curl it with a curling iron prior to styling it. This updo works only for long hair; if you have shorter hair, check out my Fancy Hair Updo for Short Hair.
Step 1: Prepare
You will need a hairbrush and something to hold the bun. You can choose between:
- 1 hair beak clip
- 1 hair claw clip
- 1 long hair pin and about 5 hair sliders
Step 2: Gather
Brush the hair backwards and gather in a bunch at the nape of the neck.
Step 3: Twist
Grab the hair bundle from underneath and start twisting upwards as shown, creating a loop. Continue twisting 360 degrees around, pulling the loop so that it has about the same length as the ends. Finish with the loop pointing upwards.
Step 4: Fasten
There are three ways to fasten the updo:
1. Hair beak clip (1st picture): Slide the clip in from the middle of the side of the loop. Depending on the thickness of the hair, the bottom part of the clip might have to pierce through part of the bun instead of going underneath it.
2. Hair claw clip (2nd picture): Place the clip over the loop at the top. One half of the clip will be inside the loop while the other half grabs the hair above the loop.
3. Hair pin and sliders (3rd and 4th picture): Poke one long hair pin in through the loop and out through the tight, twisted part of the bun in the bottom. Fasten the hair with sliders all around the circumference of the bun. Make sure the sliders grab some of the bun and some of the hair underneath. (NOTE: After being used for this, the sliders will have opened and can no longer be used a sliders for other updos.)
Step 5: Finish
Curl and arrange the ends neatly.
Step 6: Enjoy!
1st picture: Hair beak clip
2nd picture: Hair claw clip
3rd picture: Hair pin and sliders