February 12, 2012

Triple Twist Ponytail Updo

In homage to the 40s rolled curl look I decided to create this three twist ponytail updo. It's a bit softer than the more structured rolled curls of the past, with more volume.

This is how I did it.

Step 1) Brushed and ready to go.

Step 2) Pull up the middle section of hair on top of your head. Back comb at its base.

Step 3) This is the first twist. Laying the hair back down, gently sculpt it a bit with a comb, twisting it and holding it place so that it looks voluminous.

Step 4) Pin the twist down in the back.

Step 5) Parted in the middle I start twisting back.

Step 6) Keep twisting and pinning as you go. Push the pins in from back to front, hiding them within the twist you're making. Do this all the way back, gathering all the loose hair on one side of your head back to where your ponytail will be.

Step 7) Do the same on the other side.

Step 8) Gather all the hair you've just twisted back and create a low ponytail. Pull the pin that held the first twist in place to loosen the look.

Step 9) If you like, cover the ponytail holder by wrapping a small section of hair around the base, pinning it in place.

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