See the latest and newest haircuts and hairstyles. Browse through hundreds of articles and pictures to get your next hairstyle idea

Monday, June 7, 2010

How to Create a Glam Holiday Updo Hair Style in Just 30 Seconds

Updo Hairstyles, it IS that time again, when you may be just a week or two or days even from your first holiday party. Unfortunately this year the recession has hit everyone, and not everyone has the luxury of spending half a day at the stylist anymore, not even near the holiday crunch. So if you are wondering what to do with your hair this holiday season, and still look glam and fabulous, go for the 30 second updo. Not only is it super sexy and super chic, but it really does only take 30 seconds, and the end result is a no muss no fuss chic pulled together look.
And the best part? You don’t even have to wash your hair if you don’t want to. In fact, second day hair will actually make this one even easier. If you are stuck with some wallet crunching this holiday season, and have *just enough* hair to clip back, follow these simple steps to a super simple updo that will have heads turning all night long.

Step 1
– Pull your hair back into a ponytail.

Step 2 – Twist the ponytail like a rope until the pony starts to buckle and loop upwards, but not too tight.

Step 3 – Use a clip or barrette and clip the loop in place at the back of your head. Try placing the clip towards the top of the loop so that the back looks almost like a chignon.

Step 4 – Fan the ends of your pony upward and place on top of your head. If your hair is super long, you can pin them at the top of your head if you want. If your hair is longer, you can curl the ends with an iron and place them with pins on top of your head. This may take longer than the 30 second updo, but it is a far cry from styling your hair before you go out.
Tips and Tricks:

The greasier the better with this look, so go a day or two unwashed when you try this, the chignon will hold much nicer. Your updo will hold longer as well, and if you want some nice morning after waves, sleep with your clip on for a casual wavy look the next morning.

If you are using this for a night out, a razor sharp side part will create just a smidge more elegance.