Nearly all women at some point find themselves coveting a stunning, updo hairstyles. And when it comes to elegance, nothing beats a formal updo. Whether it's your first time needing to create a formal or elegant look or if you are simply looking for a new, easy style to use for when you're running late for work in the morning, learning how to make updos quickly and easily is helpful. As such, the purpose of this article is to discuss how to create 2 of the most elegant, iconic updo hairstyles of all time, one for long hair and one for short hair: the messy bun and the French twist, respectively.
When thinking about an elegant updo hairstyle for longer hair, many women visualize that romantic, messy bun at the crown of the head that's so often seen in movies, on the red carpet, and in magazines. This is an incredibly sophisticated hairstyle if done properly. First things first; when creating a messy bun - or any updo for that matter. It is important to use high quality hair elastics that do not have any metal parts. You don't want to cause damage to your locks just to create your look.
The first styling step is to pull your hair all up at the crown of your head like you would if you were creating a ponytail. But instead of creating a traditional ponytail, you are going to pull your hair only half of the way through the hair elastic and then wrap the elastic around the section of hair you just created. You're basically creating a bun that has some hair hanging out. Next, pull thin strands out of the bun and either leave them as they are or curl them into ringlets. Either way, you should separate the pieces and provide texture by using a pomade, and finish off the look with hairspray.
In order to find out the most appropriate updo hairstyles for your face, you should preferably know your face shape. It is advisable to consult a hairstylist or try out some hair makeover software online for flaunting your best look this season.