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Trendy Curly Updos for Weddings & Proms

by Alicia Ward on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Wedding and prom season are here! We’ve got the run down on the last curly hairstyle trends for formal events this year. Veteran stylist Anna Craig of Trashy Root Salon & Spa, show us how to achieve two trendy looks for this formal event season. Craig, Pravana Artistic Educator and DevaCurl Specialist, with over nine years of experience loves updos and shows us how to achieve these looks at home with ease.

Curly Updos
Curly Updos

Updos for Wavies (Type 2) and Curlies (Type 3)

Step 1: Start by diffusing and applying gel. Apply gel first then diffuse till dry completely dry.

Step 2: Start on the bottom half of the hair and pull curl by curl and pin to the side—right behind the ear (slightly to the side).

Step 3: Twist some pieces, while alternating side, keep the hair loose and kind of messy. It shouldn’t be perfect.

Step 4: Part to the side: Then start twisting the top—alternate side to side—keep it loose do not pull on the curl. Pin, alternating side to side.

Step 5: Leave a few pieces in front (only if the client has shorter bang pieces/framing).

Step 6: Complete the look with aerosol hair spray.

Curly Updos
Curly Updos

Updos for Kinkies (Type 4)

Step 1: Take small sections and French braid them around the head.

Step 2: Angle the pattern toward one side to give it more style.

Step 3: Pin the ends into the braids. It’s a very simple style.

Step 4: Can add flowers or a clip to accentuate the look.

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