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Curly hair updo tutorial for short and medium haircuts

/ 04.02.2014
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  • Short or medium haircuts are perfect for a curly updo like this!
  • Try a curly hair updo

If you're currently in the process of growing out a short cut or want to switch up a medium-length style, a fresh curly updo might be just what you (and your hair!) are looking for. It's a simple hairstyle that looks way more complicated than it actually is, and one that's original and totally gorgeous, too.

The other thing about this look worth mentioning is how easy it is to achieve. Keep reading to find out just what to do!

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse
Blow-dryer
Curling iron (if you have naturally straight hair)
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum
Comb
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: Starting with freshly washed, towel-dried hair, scrunch Elastic Curl Mousse evenly from roots to ends and blow-dry. Use a diffuser if that's what you usually do, otherwise dry the hair in sections, twisting it around your finger and scrunching as you go.

Step two: If you have hair which is naturally quite straight, use a small curling iron to curl it, focusing on the ends.

Step three: Pin the hair up on top of your head, section by section. Secure with bobby pins a few inches from the ends so that the curls are left to poke out. Pin a few close to your hairline to give your some faux curly bangs.

Step four: Take a small amount of Deconstructing Gum and smooth it over the back and sides of your head. This will help to hold flyaways and shorter sections of hair up while also creating a slight wet-look effect. (FYI, mixed textures are huge this season.)

Step five: Mist the top of your hairstyle with Bold Control Hairstyle to fix the curls into place and you're done!

This hairstyle can also work for longer cuts, too. The only difference is that when you pin the hair up, you'll need to twist and wrap the hair a little more so it all fits. Alternatively, you can use a faux bob or a hair-tuck to create the illusion of a new shorter hairstyle.

Happy styling!

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