Posted by admin 12/10/17
An updo is a work of art. The beauty of an updo is that you can enhance anyone’s natural features but creating a style that compliments their wardrobing. It is an elaborate or a simple style done by using sectioning, hair ties and bobby pins for a special look or occasion. Many times, a curling iron, flat iron, and/or a curling wand are used as well. You can approach it like you would arranging a bouquet of flowers, where you use your eyes to see where each piece fits in as you go with aesthetics and symmetry as your goal. The most well-known core updos are the Beehive, Bun, Chignon, French Twist and Ponytail, and anything you create is a variation or combination of these.
Average cost of service: $70-$110
Tools you’ll need:
Smoothing brush $10 - $15
Rat tail comb $3
Backcombing Brush $8-$10
Bobby pins $5-$10
Aerosol hairspray $5
Dry Shampoo $15-$25
Styling paste $15
Shine Spray $15-$20
Curling Iron $35-$50
Curling Wand $35-$45
Flat Iron $50-$90
UP-DO STEP BY STEP:
You’ll always want to start any service in the salon with a full consultation. This is a time when you and your client can share ideas through photos and discuss the overall appearance that you’ll be creating for them. You can make suggestions that pair well with your clients face shape to create the most balanced, flattering look. For instance, when you part the hair in the middle, side or smooth it back, these will each create an effect on the appearance of symmetry in the facial features.
First, add hairspray or dry shampoo to the roots to create volume in the hair. If it is dirty, add dry shampoo, and brush through.
Tease hair at the crown with a rat tail comb or a backcombing brush for a more voluminous updo - skipping it for a more casual one.
Part the hair in four sections. Starting at the crown and parting behind the left each ear. Section off with clips.
For a low bun updo, split the back section in two, clipping off the top section. Smooth hair with your smoothing brush and pull bottom section of hair into a low bun, using bobby pins to secure small sections.
Next, move on the the front section and clip up the crown. Take small sections above the ears and either twist back toward the bun, or smooth back, depending on the style you are going for - pin into place. Repeat on the other side. You always want to make sure your pins are hidden, so be conscious of this while placing them. If you are wanting more wave in the hair, you can use a curling wand. Wrap each section of hair around the wand, leaving the very ends out. If using a curling iron, place section of hair starting to curl the midshaft, and feed the rest of your hair into the barrel as you twist the curling iron.
Moving onto the crown area, take all of the hair you have left to work with. You can create back combing, then smooth out and pin back in a way that is incorporated into your style, OR create a center part, twisting or smoothing with your smoothing brush and work it into the style, crisscrossing sections to the opposite side in back. Also, you can consider leaving some ends out of the bun or some small pieces around the face for a romantic look.
To finish, touch up the your updo gently with a smoothing brush followed by hairspray or a small amount of styling paste to smooth on to fly-aways. You can also add a little shine spray, and/or decorative pins or clips to "glam" it up.