Hair of the Day: Retro Free-Styled Updo

Monday, March 26, 2012

For work today I sported a chic retro updo which I free-styled with only a few bobby pins. To prep for this style, I did 8 chunky twists the night before to give my hair a slightly wavy texture that was typical of 1940s retro updos. When I unraveled each twist the next morning, I did not separate each section of the twist further because I wanted to keep the sections and the waves chunky. I then free-styled these unseparated sections, pinning the ends of each in place to form the finished look. To my surprise, I got several compliments on this style today at work. And the best part? This simple style only took me about 15 minutes to do from start to finish!


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  1. I love this style! I'm a teacher so I'm always looking for nice pinned styles. While your directions at the beginning of this post were nice, a quick video tutorial would be perfect. Or maybe can you tell me *how* you parted your hair to get the 8 chunky twists. Looks like you had one in the front coming down and then three smaller ones on each side and then one in the back. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks BloominLotus! This style is definitely more simple to do than it appears heehee! I will definitely consider doing a video tutorial in the future. But in the meantime, here's how I parted my hair...I parted my hair in half horizontally from ear-to-ear. The front half was parted into 3 sections - one bigger center section and a section on each side. The back half was parted down the center into 2 sections, and then those sections were parted in half horizontally to make 4 chunky twists in the back. Hope this helps!

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    1. Thank you so much CoilyChi! It was pretty easy to do too :)

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