Have you ever had one of those days where you plan to give yourself a lot of time to do your hair and makeup for a night out and then *POOF* you have 15 minutes?
Yeah, me too. All the time actually. I am forever running behind, so I’ve had to master a few super fast hairstyles.
I saw this updo on Instagram a year or so ago and feel completely in love. It looked SO hard but then when I started breaking it down, I realized it’s actually fairly simple. I also love that it can be worn sleek, or pulled apart a little bit at the end for a more “undone” look.
For today’s tutorial, I am happy to collaborate with Remington!
I am using their “Just Stay” bobby pins, which have a little grip to them but don’t pull out your hair like some strong grip pins.
I genuinely love these pins and will be keeping them stocked in my personal and pro kit when I lose all 45 bobby pins that came in this pack, in about 3 weeks. Haha! Where do bobby pins go!? Where.
I can’t explain why, but this might be one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. I just love it.
Ok, let’s hop to it, shall we?
You will need: the bobby pins, a teasing brush, and two hair elastics. I also like to get a little texture spray lightly sprayed in between layers of my hair to add grip. I am wearing my 16″ set of girlgetglamorousHAIR extensions to add volume to my bun, but you can definitely do this look with just natural hair also.
| How to: Quick + Easy Updo |
1 | Part hair to tease crown and create your top section.
2 | Tease crown.
3| Gather top half of hair into a half up ponytail, secure with an elastic.
4 | From the side of your head, above your ear, bring a 1″ section over the ponytail you just created and use a bobby pin to secure the hair.
5| Repeat with hair from the other side of your head. This will give you a nice criss-crossed look and hide the elastic.
6 | Gather the remaining hair into a low ponytail, secure with your second elastic, and wrap the hair around into a bun.
7 | Tuck the ends of the hair into the elastic to secure the bun and start adding bobby pins at the base of the bun to help hold it in place.
8 | You can leave the bun as is for a sleek look, or gently pull on the sides of the bun for a more undone, messy boho look. I also like to take out a few pieces at the front to frame my face.
That’s it! It’s good to practice this once or twice before a nigh out, but then it moves along pretty quickly after that. I really love how elegant this style looks.
Please feel free to add this pictorial to your Pinterest board!
Thank you for reading and being a part of the blog. I hope you love this tutorial as much as I do!