Messy Braided Updo

This is a hairstyle I made up a while back, and I hope you like it!

Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.

  1. To start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
  2. Separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
  3. Finish it off with a plait…
  4. Then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
  5. Secure the ends of the braid with a small hair tie.
  6. Keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair into a  ponytail..
  7. Next loosely twist you hair up into a messy bun..
  8. Once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
  9. And the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
  10. Add hairspray if desired.

And there you have this simple braided messy bun, which could easily be dressed up or down for any casual or formal occasion!

{I originally posted this tutorial here}

Give it a try and let me know what you think of it! 🙂

Basic wand curls

For my first official post on Seton Girls Hairstyles, I’m going to show you how I do my basic wand curls! They’re pretty easy once you get the hang of using a wand, but it can take some practice (believe me, you should have seen some of my first attempts! ) So hopefully this tutorial will help you out, and please don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions ect!

curls

I used the babyliss pro conical curling wand: (32mm-19mm)

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Items needed: curling wand, hair sectioning clips (or hair ties), & hairspray….(optional-heat protectant)

  1. Begin by sectioning of your hair into 3 even sections (one bottom, one middle and one top) depending on the thickness of your hair you may not need to have as many sections.
  2. Once your wand has heated up to the right temperature setting..
  3. Grab a small section of hair and wrap it around the wand..
  4. Hold it on the wand and count up to at least 10 or 15.. and then let the hair drop into your hand and let cool for a few seconds..
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you finish the first layer of hair…
  6. Lightly spray with hairspray if desired…
  7. then let down the middle section and repeat steps 3-4
  8. When you get to the top layer (if you have a side part, make sure you part your hair down the middle (vice versa for if you have a middle part).. I’ll explain in a minute)
  9. Repeat steps 3-4 and once finished, let your hair cool for a minute of two..
  10. Then re-part you hair to where you would usually have it… (this gives the hair around your part a little more lift)
  11. And you’re done!

For the posts coming up, I fully intend to add more step-by-step pictures, so let me know if you think that’s a good idea? Feel free to leave a comment below! 😉