We call this one “The Ivana.” A classic, glamorous updo perfect for so many occasions – holiday events and dances, a ladies luncheon, weddings, showers, or rock this classic look with a casual everyday outfit to kick things up a few notches! Also a perfect hairdo for second day hair or air-dried, no-product, freshly washed hair – this look gives your hair a break.
Surprisingly easy to pull off, it just takes a little know-how. Melissa walks us through it, below.
You will need : comb, brush, Magic-Grip hairpins, hair accessories of choice (we used the Pink Botanical Head Wrap)
Okay, let’s go! First, if you are using a head wrap or full band like we are, put that around your neck before you begin.
Next, grab your comb and start teasing – a really good tease. Start with a section near the front of your head. You are going to tease a “mohawk” down the middle. Drag your comb from near the top of the section of hair to the base, creating a FIRM tease.
We MEAN it…REALLY FIRM. Get your tease on. It should stand up on its own like the photo on the left below! Next, work your way back on the top of your head, section by section until a little past halfway down the back of your head.
Once you have a nice, stiffly teased mohawk, pull ALL your hair up into what we affectionately call, “the troll doll.” Ha! The smooth outside hair will be surrounding the inside teased mohawk hair.
With your brush, smooth up the outside hair. GUIDE the hair with the brush – don’t force it. You want the tease to remain. TIP : Use your brush at an angle like the photo below right, while smoothing.
Fold the hair down at the top of your head and grab a Magic Grip hairpin. Insert the pin to secure the ‘do, as shown below.
You may need to use a few pins.
When your hair feels nice & secure, you can use your hand to pull the bump forward, use bobby pins to secure any strays, etc. Pull up our headband and you are all set!
It was exciting to learn this classic look isn’t very hard to pull off. Thanks to stylist Joshua Rossingol who taught us how to make these “Give that Summer Hair a Break” updos come to life!
During the shoot, all the ladies ooh’ed and ahh’ed as the methods were shown then Melissa and Rosaura were able to do them on their own heads. And, of course, we all went home to try them on our own! Click HERE and HERE to see the other two in this series. Have fun trying these ‘dos!