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Long + mid-length hair tutorial: up your updo game with gel

/ 01.15.2015
Wet-look updo
Wet-look updo

Taking your updo to the next level is actually a whole lot easier than you might think, especially if you have dirty hair. All you need is some gel and a little styling know-how to turn a regular updo into a chic wet-look hairstyle.

To find out what you need to do, just follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with dry hair, gently brush it through to remove any tangles. You can use a wide-tooth comb to work out any particularly stubborn knots as painlessly as possible.

Step 2
Part your hair on one side - whichever side is your favorite - then comb it through.

Step 3
Place a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel on your fingertips, rub your hands together, and smooth it from your hairline back through your hair. Take it back as far as the nape of your neck and leave the lengths gel-free.

Step 4
Before the gel sets, use a comb to rake it evenly and smoothly through your hair.

Step 5
Gather the loose hair into a low knot or chignon and secure it at the nape of your neck with bobby pins. Three or four pins should be enough but it all depends on how thick your hair is.

Step 6
Complete the look with a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to add shine and to keep unwanted frizz and flyaways at bay.

All set!

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