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Curly Loose Low Updo

This very feminine updo is placed low on the back of the head. It has the appearance of naturally curly hair that has been pulled back into a loose pony tail. In actuality is was created in very straight hair and will stay in place all night long. You can have this style if your hair is about shoulder length.

The hair was cleansed and conditioned with body building products. Hair that is too soft, will not stay in place. Spray gel was applied throughout the towel blotted hair before it was quickly blown dry.

To create the style.
Section the hair into 3 areas with the parts running horizontally across the head – front, center and back. Clip each section out of the way.

Start at the lower back. Release the hair and divide off a strand of hair that is about one inch square. Spray it with a heat set lotion such as Redken’s Hot Sets Thermal Styling Mist or Spray Starch Memory Styler. While it is damp, curl it with a small curling iron – about ˝ inch – into a spiral formation. Continue to separate sections of hair, spray each individually and curl it into a spiral formation. After curling all of the back section, release the center section. Repeat the curling procedure until all of that section is curled.

Using only your fingers, comb through the two large sections to loosen the curls. Loosely pull all of the hair to the back of the head. Use bobby pins to form the low updo in the fashion of a large pony tail. Secure it firmly and spray the pins with firm hold hair spray.

Release the top section of hair.
Divide off one inch sections, spray with Hot Sets and curl each with the small curling iron.
This time, instead of pulling all of that section back, you will work with the individual curls. Pull each curl back to the low updo and secure it with a bobby pin. Allow the curl to turn and buckle so that the hair style has lots of movement and texture. If the strand is not long enough to reach the updo, turn the end over into a small roll and slide a bobby pin through the center, pinning it in place. The bobby pin should be hidden inside the curl. Allowing a few loose tendrils to fall around the face adds sexy softness.

The finished look should appear natural and loose. After all of the curls are in place, spray the entire style with firm hold hair spray.

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