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3 Styling hacks for short hair updos

/ 01.20.2015
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When you have short hair, creating an updo can seem impossible, but it doesn't have to be. If you recently got a short cut and are desperate to put it up somehow, you absolutely can!

To make the whole process as easy as possible, we have some simple styling hacks below.

Don't wash your hair

As with any kind of updo, styling a short hair chignon is generally easier with unwashed locks because they tend to have more grip. If that isn't a great excuse to hit the snooze button one more time instead of getting up to shampoo, we don't know what is.

Use dry shampoo

Dry shampoo will help your hair bind together more easily, so spray your roots with Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Blow Out LongWear Spray to absorb excess oil before styling. You should also spray your bobby pins with it to give them more grip, too. Motto of the day: keep your friends close and your dry shampoo closer.

Throw out the rule book

There are no precise guidelines when it comes to putting short hair up. With a lot of short cuts, twisting and pinning individual pieces of hair up to form a chignon works really well. If possible, secure as much hair as you can into a small pony, then pin everything else up around it.

Leaving the pins exposed is also totally fine as they lend some edge to the finished style and are kind of becoming a huge accessory trend for 2015!

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