June 26, 2009

Foundations of Updos

With wedding season in full swing I felt it would be a good time to talk about the foundations of updos. Updos fall into 3 categories: ponytail, French twist and free form.

Here are some examples of the ponytail base
All of these styles were created by first pulling the hair into a ponytaill. The updo was then created off of that ponytail base.

Here are some examples of a French Twist base:
All of these styles began with a simple French twist in the back. The rest of the style was built off of that French twist base.

Here are two examples of free form hairstyles:
Free from is where the style was not started with either a pony tail or a french twist

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June 5, 2009

Sew it UP

I did this beauty shoot for my portfolio a couple of weeks ago. I sewed the models hair into an updo rather than using a million pins. After I sewed it up (using a blunt plastic needle and extension thread) I did use a few pins (like 4 or 5) to make it the shape I wanted. Added the cute headband from Urban Outfitters and BAM-super easy updo!
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