It’s party season, which
means now’s the time to glam up those locks.
Updos are the perf solution: they
keep your hair out of your face and look super pretty. Here are our fave speedy
styles for any special occasion.
The style: Messy bun
Perf for: Curly or wavy hair
Sometimes a messy look can still be totally chic. Gather hair into a pony
at nape of your neck, on the side. Let a couple loose strands fall into
your face. Twist into a bun, and set with bobby pins. Hit it with
hairspray to finish it off.
The style: The Grecian
Perf for: Curly hair
For curly girls, the goddess look is a perfect hairstyle to tame ringlets.
Work in a curl-defining cream, then pull a one-inch section on either
side of your face (above ears) to meet in the back of your head. Secure with a
pretty barrette or bobby pins. Use a soft-hold hairspray that will keep curls
in place, but still leaves them loose and shiny. Straight-haired chicas
can try this style with two braided sections.
The style: Looped Pony
Perf for: Straight or wavy hair
Pull all hair back into a ponytail at about the middle of your head. Secure
with an elastic that matches your hair color. Create an opening right before
the elastic band, loosening up your hair a bit. Loop the ponytail through the
hole, which will create a twisted effect on either side. Pull hair to tighten
for a super shiny style that keeps your strands out of the way.
The style: The Frenchie
Perf for: Medium to long straight hair
Channel Audrey Hepburn by sporting an elegant French twist. Part straight hair
on the side and slick it back with a small amount of gel. Gather hair
into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Start twisting the ponytail upwards
until it forms a tight right. Lift the “rope” up and tuck ends into the fold that’s
created, and use bobby pins to hold it in place. Finish it off with a strong