Style your mane like a pro…
Want to nail an elegant, easy updo, but scared that your styling prowess is less that professional? Well, you’ll no longer have to be envious of your plait-savvy friends, because there is a way around it! We know, it sounds too good to be true, but it is achievable.
Luckily, for those of you who find braids challenging, we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial for a beautiful (but easy!) updo, incorporating a faux braid effect. Now don’t let its deceptively intricate appearance put you off; truth is, this chic, perfect-for-every-occasion hairstyle is totally simple to master.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to fake it ’til you make it with our nifty styling guide, below.
How to create an easy updo: The fake braid roll
Just pre-condition first to soften hair and follow with the shampoo. Once your hair is clean, gently brush or comb it to get rid of any knots and tangles. Now your hair’s ready for creating this faux braid updo!
Curl your hair.
Take hair from your temples.
Now pick up 2 sections of hair from near your temples (approximately an inch wide) and draw them towards the back of your head.
Pin your hair.
Bring these 2 pieces of hair together at the back of your head, using bobby pins to secure them in place at your crown.
Repeat the process.
It’s important to make sure you pin the 2 sections of hair together just below the previous, as this is what will help create the braid effect of your updo.
Roll and tuck.
For the finishing touch, mist your mane with the TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray to help hold the style in place. And just like that you’ve achieved a stunning faux braided updo. Go you!