For this week’s featured hairstyle we’re looking at the curly updo. You may not realise it, but there are a variety of ways that you can tie your hair up to suit your personal style and curl pattern. Here are five inspiring updo hairstyles for kinky, coily and wavy hair.
The Decorative Updo
What better way to jazz up your updo than with a fancy embellishment. Go for accessories that suit your personality! Headbands will add a bohemian edge to your look, while a printed headscarf around the crown is an easy way to add a nineties twang. The trick to accessorising is to make it look as effortless as possible. There’s nothing worse than overdone hair.
The Loose Bun Updo
We don’t always want to look prim and polished. There’s some days we want a hairstyle that shoults “I woke up like this”, and the loose bun is exactly that! Perfect for work, school or easy Sundays, this tousled hairstyle works best on curly manes. Use a large hairband to tie your curls loosely on top of your head, before securing it with a donut. Our Nourishing Gloss Balm is great for taming any stray hairs and providing a soft, healthy hold.
The High Pony
Demonstrated by the Queen of Cool, high ponytails are young, fun and flattering on any face shape. Rihanna wears hers with dip-dyed ends for a fun-loving finish. Why not wear yours super slick, or folded into a jumbo braid for a free-spirited, hippie vibe. Our Curly Care Series offers useful advice on safely dying your coils.
The Power Puff
This super sleek, ultra shiny up-do is a striking way to wear your afro hair. The bigger the puff, the better the reaction! To create the look, first soften your hair with our Moisture Shampoo, then apply a generous amount of Hair Repair Oil to your wet curls before tying them up with a large band. Once your hair is dry, smooth down any loose strands with our Nourishing Gloss Balm and voila…. you’re ready to go out and impress!
The Curly Chignon
Classic and timeless, the chignon is a superb way to style your curls for formal occasions. Find a hairdresser who specialises in creative styles. Our salons guide offers useful tips on finding the right stylist for you. We recommend you accentuate this hairstyle with a few highlights. The chignon is pretty enough as it, so you don’t need to overkill it with colour.
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Written by Melinda Neunie