Typically, updos are meant to be polished and refined, classy and plush. In recent times, however, there has been a drift towards more disheveled, lived-in, shabby chic ways to keep hair off the face. Attending the premiere of her new flick, Hitchcock, Jennifer Biel wowed the red carpet with a mane event that begged for the paparazzi’s attention. Like a pompadour in the front, this modern interpretation of an updo has that perfectly imperfect look that everybody loves.
Step: Towel-dry hair to damp. Apply styling whip from roots to ends to encourage luster and blowdry loosely with hands. Toss hair around to encourage natural texture.
Step: Generously apply protective thickening lotion and primp working spray to strands. Use a curling wand to curl the top, sides, and back. The finished product should be loosely wavy and curly, not corkscrew-shaped. Brush hair out a little if it curls too much.
Step: Separate the top section and sweep rest of hair to the back. On the occipital bone, make a big, swirling bun with the hair gathered in the back. Use a bun holder or elastics at the bun’s base, and use bobby pins throughout the shape. Try to mirror Jessica’s artfully disheveled, textured and whimsical bun.
Step: Go back to the top section, using hair gel and pins to make a pompadoured effect.
Step: Finish with another blast of primp for hold, texture and grip.