Friday, December 27, 2013

Watching your holiday calendar fill up with red circles and exclamation points?! The end of the year couldn't be more jam packed with parties and gatherings. Between trying to coordinate the perfect holiday outfit and send in your RSVP, when will you ever find time to think of what to do with your hair? With the bash of the year coming up, we wanted to ease the stress of your NYE party look with this easy NYE updo!

Photography by Danielle, of The Why We Love

When it comes to hair, my attempts at anything more than a ponytail or topknot leave me feeling frustrated and looking ridiculous (and I've got the high school yearbook pics to prove it). But as elaborate braids and buns have gained popularity, I've longed to go beyond the basic. So I asked Heidi Marie Garrett of 10.11 Makeup to help me create a tutorial for this simple yet stunning updo!

-- Anne Sage, of The City Sage and Heidi Marie Garrett, of 10.11 Makeup

*Stylist Tip: My hair is naturally straight and ultra-fine, so before styling we added a few hot iron curls for texture. However, this style would work on any hair type!

Time Commitment: Less than fifteen minutes, start to finish.

1. Divide hair into three sections and make a ponytail from the center section using a Goody Ouchless Elastic. 

2. Make a low bun from the ponytail and secure using a Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin.

3. Separate the left section into two equal parts.

4. Roll and twist the piece of hair that is closer to the bun up and over the bun. Fasten with another Spin Pin. Roll and twist the piece of hair that is farther from the bun into place beneath the bun. Pin. Repeat steps with the hair that remains on the right, leaving pieces framing the face as desired.

Thanks to Anne Sage, of The City Sage, and Heidi Marie Garrett's easy updo tutorial, you are sure to be looking chic at your next soiree! And the beautiful photography by Danielle, of The Why We Love, perfectly illustrates just how to master this stunning updo. You can find this hair tutorial and many more DIY's in our guidebook, A Homemade Holiday.


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