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I know I probably look a little weird, but I will explain what I am doing in a minute. I am going to a wedding in about two weeks, and I did some research online to find a nice formal updo, and I going to show you guys what I came up with.
And it's actually a recreation of a bridal look, and I will put the link in the sidebar, but let's get started.
I want to start off by making sure your hair is straight. If your hair is not naturally straight, make sure to straighten it. After you do that, just make sure to comb through entirely, and make sure there is no knots or anything like that. Make sure it's nice and smooth.
Then you want to make sure that you spray your entire hair with a Heat Tamer or Protective Spray or anything of that sort, just make sure your hair doesn't get any damage.
And then, I used just a tiny bit of mousse, and I run it through my hair, just a little bit, it's just to help pull the curls a little bit longer. And what you want to do then is, part your hair to a side; and I am using the deep plaited part on the left side, and after you do that, you want to make two more part, from both of your ears, from the middle of the part which aligns with your ear. I can't really explain it, but you want to line up from the top of your head to your ear, it gives me two separate parts, and you want to hold on the back in a ponytail. In the front, you want to use a straightener, a really, really hard straightener and just make some waves. And that's what this is.
Okay. So let's get started. Now, what we are going to do is open up the ponytail first. And what we want is a little bit of hair from the crown, you can even separate that with your fingers. You just part it a little bit. I am going to back pull this. You keep this in the front and put the rest of the hair up.
Alright. So we are going to start back combing this now. If you have a rattail comb, that will work better; that's what I have for now.
I like to sort of start off back pulling it just a little bit.
So what we can do is spray it lightly with hair spray; front and back, and just to comb it a little bit, so that it looks better. And then I want you to turn it and separate that even more.
Take it little piece by little piece, because you really want this to be poofy. Just continue doing all of that.
Hey guys! I am sorry I have to keep moving around, but I kept getting interrupted once again. Alright. So after you pin back the pouf and you open up your ponytail, you want to -- with your straightening layer, depending on how you did the front, you want to make waves. Do wait for the rest of your hair.
And once you do that you, are going to grab it in a ponytail, twist it, and just like a French twist, you are going to just bring it up to the top, and you want to pin it into your hair, just like a French twist, only you are going to have a pouf on top, and then you want to twist the bottom of the French twist, and pin that in. So it's going to look like this, you are going to have a front curled like this. Bangs, if you have bangs like that, and then the back should look something like this.
Okay. So next what we are going to do is, you want to take the sides like this. You want to smooth them out, and just bring them in and pin both sides in like that. And now what I am going to do, we are just going to put an extra touch to the hair.
You can pick a fresh flower; I don't have any fresh ones, so I am going to use the fake one that I don't need, but I am just going to pull the petals, and you are going to pin those into your hair, and I will show you the end result.
Alright. So after you get all of your hair up, take a flat boar hair brush, a really, really thick one, and pull back to the side, and make sure you use a ton of pins and hairspray. You don't want this stuff coming out while you are dancing.
And if you have bangs, just tie all your bangs as you normally would. And here comes the fun part, this is what makes it look together so well. So I took a fake flower, and I just cut up the petals like this, and I just take some pins, some regular pins, just like that, and you are going to pin them inside the French twist. It's going to look amazing.
I hope this helped you guys. I am sorry I wasn't as thorough as I should have been, but this is my first hair tutorial and I really hope you guys liked it. Trying to recreate a look.