How to Do the Side Updo With a Twist
Side Updo With a Twist
According to hairstylist Kate Bryan, medium or long curly hair works best for this style. (If you need to curl your hair, use a small-barrel curling iron; Bryan recommends one-inch. Click here for Bryan’s thorough instructions on how to curl hair with a curling iron.) To get the desired messy effect, you want a little texture to your hair. For that reason, “second-day” hair works well, or you can spritz dry shampoo or a texture spray around the bottom of your hair. Fluff your hair with your fingers. Tease it if you need to: The bigger the better to begin with.
Read on for the step-by-step how-tos, or click here to see the video tutorial for the Side Updo With a Twist.
Working from the left, sweep the hair from about three-quarters across the back of your head up off your nape and over to the right so that you have a very rough diagonal part. Clip up the hair. Next, section off the hair that remains on your left side, and clip that too.
Gathering the ends of any unclipped hair on the right, create a small bun: Wrap the hair with an elastic as though you’re going to make a ponytail, but don’t pull the ends all the way through. This will be the foundation of your hairstyle.
Release whatever hair you’ve clipped up on the right, and begin bobby-pinning the curls to the little bun you created, sliding the pins in vertically or horizontally, as you desire. Don’t get too fussy with your pinning: You want to keep the effect casual.
Once the right side is pinned, let the hair on the left side out of the clip. Working from your left temple, begin twisting the hair alongside your head. Slowly incorporate more hair as you work downward.