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The Side Swept Updo
Hair type:

Fine

Hair length:

Long

The Side Swept Updo

EXPERT TIP

As an alternative, you can use a net of the same color as your hair to keep this updo hair style in place.

HOW TO ACHIEVE THE LOOK

STEP 1

Wash and condition hair.

STEP 2

Towel-dry hair until damp and scrunch with a towel to help prevent damage and split ends.

STEP 3

Place a dime-sized amount of gel in the palm of your hands; rub your palms together and work the gel throughout your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to ensure the gel is evenly distributed in hair from root to tip. Blow-dry hair completely using a round brush to help straighten hair.

STEP 4

Use a flat brush to gather all hair in a ponytail at the crown of your head, using the flat brush to smooth the top of your hair, starting with the middle and then the sides. Once all hair is smooth, secure the ponytail with a rubber band. If you have bangs, do not include your bangs in the ponytail-clip them aside for now.

STEP 5

Once the hair is in a ponytail, spray 2-3 pumps of shine spray in your palm; rub your hands together and work your hands over the surface of your ponytail to create smoothness. With your right hand, fold the tips of the hair upward over the rubber band, creating a bun; secure the tips in place with 1-2 bobby pins, angling them in toward the rubber band. Then, fold the bun upward once more, again over the rubber band (and the tips), creating a sturdier bun. Secure in place with 1-2 bobby pins, angling them parallel to your eyes and hiding them within the bulk of this updo hair style.

STEP 6

Place 1-2 pumps of shine spray in the palm of your hand; rub your palms together and work the shine spray through your bangs and lightly over the top of your hair. Use a small boar bristle brush to sweep your bangs toward the right side of your face. Ensure the bangs look smooth and sleek, similar to the picture. If needed, add one additional pump of shine spray.

STEP 7

Liberally spray strong-hold hairspray all over the hair to keep the style in place.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • blow-dryer
  • large round brush
  • large flat brush
  • rubber band
  • medium-sized closed bobby pins (4)
  • small boar bristle brush

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