What Would You Do?
Sleek and Sophisticated Retro Updo
You know what they say: Sometimes, simple is best. And that sentiment surely rings true when looking at the clean shape of this sophisticated updo. Perfect for the classic bride—or anyone who loves their pearls and full skirts—we saw this look on Pinterest created by stylist Stephanie Brinkerhoff of Ogden, UT, and just had to ask: What would you do? Below, seven BTC Facebook fans provide their how-tos for the subtle, yet sweet ‘do.
"I would start with clean hair. Then, apply a good style protector. Next, I would divide the hair into large sections and set on extra large hot rollers, curling them upwards. Leave the rollers in until they're cool, remove them and gently brush the hair in an upsweeping motion. Roll the hair around your hand and fasten the hair with bobby pins, tucking the hair up in a curl shape. Continue fastening with bobby pins until secure. Spray with a light, but firm, holding hairspray. Complete with a mist of shine spray. Voila!"
"I would start with a smoothing product and a blowout. I would probably use a large barrel curling iron and, depending on the length, and use a brush to smooth it out, possibly adding some serum for shine. If the hair is around shoulder length, I would use a hair tie around the ends and start rolling it up into the desired shape, reposition and pin. Finish with Bed Head Masterpiece hairspray and shine spray!"
Utopia Tanning & Skin Care Spa
"I would wash, towel dry, apply a cocktail of Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 and Paul Mitchell Sculpting Lotion and set the hair on large rollers. Yes, it’s old school! Then I’d put her under the dryer for 20 minutes. Afterwards, backcomb the crown lightly and smooth with a boar bristle brush. Brush straight down and form the hair into a curve pattern. Backcomb lightly to create a base for the curve, then roll the hair into the desired shape and pin with bent bobby pins. Finish with Bed Head Masterpiece and Biolage shine serum for a high shine finish!"
Grand Rapids, MI
"I would shampoo and lightly condition—don’t do too much or the hair will be weighed down. Towel-dry. Apply AG Liquid Effects, then do a nice roller set, mimicking the shape of the ‘do: create two front sections rolled downward, and the rest rolled in bricklay form. Set with heat and let it cool. Gently remove rollers and backcomb the top sections to marry the sections together. Then the fun starts! Brush the hair with a paddle brush, encouraging an upward flip at the ends to help form the roll. Spritz with a working spray and, starting at the ends, roll upward like a victory roll. You can do it in two or three sections for control. Secure with bobby pins and hairpins. Secure flyaways and set the style with Kenra Finishing Spray 25."
Katie Ahearn- Pieracci
Y&L Style Bar
San Jose, CA
"I would divide the hair into no more than three sections. Take each subsection, backcomb the top part of the section (soon to be the inside of the roll), and fold upward in a swirling motion. I would use only one bobby pin and secure the intersection of each section to the back of the head. Then go back through with a smoothing brush and lightly coat the outside, ridding the look of excess frizz while still keeping a little bit of texture. Then I would hairspray as desired. I am sure there are a million ways to achieve this look, this is just the way I would handle it!"
Kyle Nelson Roberts
The Cutting Edge Salon and Spa
La Plata, MD
"First, I would wash and apply a cocktail of Schwarzkopf Professionals OSiS Upload for body with a dash of OSiS Magic for shine. Then do a roller set with medium-sized rollers: Start by sectioning the top from the temples up and roll the curlers over. The second section would be the parietal ridge down, rolling the over as well. For everything in-between, use a 1-inch curling iron once the two sections are dry. From there, I would do a French braid under the hair from parietal ridge forward, maybe about an inch in width, lying between the top and bottom of her ears. This would be my anchor for the roll. And to do that, I would just use my fingers to create the roll and pin it to my braid."
"I would start by using a root-lifting powder—I personally love Privé Volumizing Dry Shampoo. Then I would set the whole head with a 2-inch curling iron, using clips to set the curls. Let the curls sit for 10 minutes or until cool. Next, brush the hair with a Mason Pearson brush to combine the curls into one uniform wave. Then I would backcomb the crown, mold the hair into the shape, pin and secure with hairspray. The joy of styling is knowing there are many ways to achieve one look, so try your best!"
Folicle (A Salon)
Fishtail Braid Updo
Hot, Crossed Bun
Spiraled, Braided Updo
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