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Twist Me Pretty: Get The Hair Off Your Face With These Uber Chic Formal Updos!

Twist Me Pretty: Get The Hair Off Your Face With These Uber Chic Formal Updos!

Finding the right hairstyle for your long mane can be rewarding. Thanks to the length of your hair, you get to choose from a plethora of chic and sophisticated updos for long hair. If you’re looking for formal updos for your next work meeting, we’ve got you covered, ladies. Here are 5 easy updos with step-by-step instructions that will amp up your hair game and make you look oh-so-chic.

1. The Good Old Chignon

This classic easy updo is perfect for all events—from work meetings to date nights. It gives a clean and sophisticated look that looks classy and not over the top.

Step 1: Take a tail comb to find your middle parting. Then gather your hair at the back of your neck.

Step 2: Twist your hair from the nape of your neck to the ends.

Step 3: Start coiling your hair in an anti-clockwise direction. Use your index finger to make sure your bun stays put.

Step 4: Secure your bun with large bobby pins and then loosen it accordingly. Tuck in the flyaways with small bobby pins.

Step 5: Spritz some holding spray and you’re good to go!

Products you need: Denman D19 Tail Comb (Rs 176), Elite Models ABC5116B Fashion Bobby Pins (Rs 399), Toni&Guy Glamour: Moisturising Shine Spray (Rs 720)

2. Braided Updo

Braids are evergreen and this updo for long hair will take your entire look up a notch. This hairdo is perfect for the wedding season.

Step 1: Use a paddle brush to comb your hair properly and part your hair from the middle.

Step 2: Take a small section of your hair from your crown and braid it. Repeat the process on the other side and secure the braids using an elastic hair tie.

Step 3: Gather the rest of your hair at your nape and circle it in an anti-clockwise direction. Make a messy bun and secure it with bobby pins.

Step 4: Secure both the braids beneath your messy chignon and use a texturizing spray to give your updo a messy look.

Products you need: Roots Paddle Brush with Cleaning Comb (Rs 380), Wella Professionals EIMI Ocean Spritz Salt Spray For Beachy Texture (Rs 675)

3. Voluminous Updo

Give your formal updo a bit of an edge with a voluminous bun. This one looks stylish and will add all the drama to your overall get-up.

Step 1: Start by brushing your hair to make sure it’s tangle-free. You can use a volumising spray if you have thin hair.

Step 2: Gather your hair in a high ponytail and secure it with a thin elastic band.

Step 3: Twist your hair in a rope-like manner and coil it anti-clockwise, one on top of the other.

Products you need: BBLUNT Blown Away, Volumizing Leave-In Spray (Rs 550)

4. Messy, Twisted Updo


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Whether it’s a work event or a wedding, this twisted formal updo is going to look perfect. This hairstyle is chic, delicate and suits all face shapes. Do give it a try, ladies!

Step 1: Start with parting your hair from the middle.

Step 2: Take a small section of your hair from both the sides and twist them.

Step 3: Secure your twisted hair to the back of your head and gather rest of the strands at the nape.

Step 4: Make a messy bun at the nape of your neck and secure it with bobby pins. Pull out a few strands from the front and accessorize your updo.

Products you need: Eristona hair pins (Rs 499), Generic Women Lady Crystal Decor Bowknot Hair Clip Cover Bun Snood Crochet Net Head Wear (Rs 275)

5. With A Hint Of French


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Sleek and shiny updos for long hair are all the rage these days. Add a bit of drama to your look with this classic French chignon.

Step 1: Comb your hair to make it tangle-free and apply a leave-in conditioner to dry hair.

Step 2: Make a clean, deep side part with a tail comb. Take out a few strands from the front and gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail.

Step 3: Make a clean bun at the nape and wrap both the strands over your chignon. Secure it with bobby pins.

Step 4: Use some shine spray to make your hairstyle look even better.

Products you need: Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Leave-In Conditioner (Rs 595), Schwarzkopf Osis Sparkler Shine Spray (Rs 950)

Published on Nov 7, 2017
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