4 easy ways to updo your hair

4 Easy Ways to Updo Your Hair

This season, switch your hairstyle as often as your outfits with these simple updos.


By: Celia S.

Whether you prefer soft, romantic, Bohemian looks or minimalist and sleek styles, we’ve got an updo to suit your personal style. But remember: any updo will look its best if you have healthy strands, so keep your locks in tip-top shape with a haircare regimen that incorporates moisturizing products like the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Hello Hydration Conditioner.

1. Sleek and Sporty Low Ponytail
All girls look to the classic ponytail as a quick styling fix, but this season, the ponytail is taking on a less haphazard, spontaneous, and casual feel, instead being reinvented as a sporty yet sophisticated updo option. Some of our favorite Latina celebrities have already mastered the art of the sleek ponytail, experimenting with center parts, deep side parts, or completely slicked-back iterations of the style.

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The key to elevating the chic factor of this sporty style lies in making sure strands are pin-straight by applying a smoothing and frizz-fighting cream like Aussie Miraculously Smooth Anti-frizz or serum to damp hair prior to blow-drying and, if needed, flat-ironing each section of hair. Once hair has been secured tightly at the nape of the neck, make sure to apply a humidity-blocking hair spray. If you want more of a “wet” look along the front, like that seen in many runway shows, try combing gel through the top of strands, all the way down to the mid-lengths. Then blow-dry and finish with Herbal Essences Naked Shine, a sheer mist that will let your strands sparkle beautifully.

2. Messy Top Knot
There’s something inherently playful and flirtatious about the top knot — which is probably why it’s so popular these days! To create the perfect top knot, make sure to brush hair straight upward (or flip your hair over and, with your head upside down, brush your mane using downward strokes until the back is perfectly smooth, then gather hair at the top of the head, flip your hair again until your head is in an upright position and continue brushing upward along the sides and front).

Once hair is completely smooth, secure your hair at the very top and center of your head using a hair band. Next, backcomb the hair in your ponytail to give it more volume and twist strands into a circular shape around the elastic, securing the messy bun with hairpins. To make your beauty look all the more coquettish, complement your top knot with a spunky lip color.

3. Side Fishtail Braid
If fashion runways are any indication, 2015 is poised to be the year of the braid. We’ll be seeing small, face-faming braids paired with loose beach waves for a Boho chic vibe; intricate braids twisted to create low chignons and twists; thick milk braids that create tiara-like shapes, crowning the head; and much more. But one of the most romantic braided updos just happens to figure among the easiest to achieve: the side fish braid.

Latina celebs appreciate the sweet femininity of this style, which can go well with anything from roomy, beach-ready, printed maxi dresses to body-hugging, halter-neck red carpet gowns and sexy little black dresses. To get the look, you’ll need to start with a low side ponytail and then braid strands using the fishtail method, which involves dividing hair into two sections rather than three. For a softer effect, you can pull the braid apart ever so slightly once finished.

4. Sectioned Ponytail
How do you modernize a high ponytail? By dividing it into sections, of course! To create this look, start by tying your hair into a ponytail at the crown. Next, tie another elastic band about 1-2 inches from the base of your ponytail and repeat the process until you reach the ends of your hair, making sure all sections are evenly spaced out.

To give the look a bit more oomph, loosen each section using your fingers. Worried that a case of dandruff might ruin the look? Then tackle those pesky flakes and bolster your scalp’s health with the Head & Shoulders Green Apple 2-in-1, which has the added benefit of leaving your strands smelling delightfully crisp and fruity.

Don´t be afraid to experiment with variations of these and other fun hairstyles. It´ll be a great way to get your look for a special occasion to the next level.

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