Friday, June 28, 2013

Hair Tutorial: 1960's Half-Updo

Hello there Darlings! I have another hair tutorial for you today! This is one of my particularly favorite styles to wear, especially when I'm feeling the 1960's vibe which I love. This is a fun half-updo that is super easy and can be done with long or short hair. 
See how I've worn this style in the past here.
This is what we'll be learning today!


You won't need many fussy supplies for this style. All you need are the items below! The curling iron is only if you want a bit more curl or volume in your hair. I didn't use the iron, but you can choose to for sleeker curls.

This is another look that works with both washed and unwashed hair. I wear my hair in up-dos when I sleep so it is usually pretty voluminous, which is good for this style. If you need more volume you can curl it as well as backcomb it.

The first thing you want to do is part your hair on the side. Take about a two inch chunk of hair from the very front and smooth it out. Pin this up to save for later so it won't be in your way.

The next step is to pull half of your hair back starting from the tops of your ears and angling up. Make sure you get enough hair that you can poof it up for that 60's volume.

This is the tricky part of the style. As you pull back your hair, begin twisting as you work your way down the back of your head. While twisting the hair, push up slightly to  create volume towards the crown of your head.

Depending on how much volume you would like, continue to push up the twist until the front looks how you want it to. You'll want to hold on tightly to the twist and brush or comb out the back of your hair at this time so there aren't any snarls later that would ruin your style. Use several bobby pins (it took me about four or five) to secure the twist. You'll need to insert them upwards and criss-cross them so that they stay in.

It should resemble this now:

When your twist and poof looks the way you want it too, unroll the front section of hair that you've been saving. If you have bangs, or just like the look of your tendril, stop here and you have a sassy peekaboo look!
If you want to pin back the section of hair, continue reading :)

Smooth out this section of hair while pulling it to the side. You'll want to wrap the strand of hair around the side of your head going just behind your ear and around the hair that's pulled back. My hair is long, so I have to wrap it all the way to the back of my head. If you have shorter hair or bangs you can pin it wherever works for you.

I simply pin the hair to the back of my twist and incorporate it into the back of the hair.

Don't forget to spray down the wayward hairs if you want a sleek look. If you're going for that natural 60's vibe then embrace your frizzies and nude out your lips you little vixen! It will be very Brigitte Bardot.

This is such a fun style to wear and really adds a bit of confidence to your demeanor as well. Put on your peter pan collars and cat eyes and take yourself out on the town! 
Be sure to let me know if you try this style, I'd love to see how you all look!

God Bless, 

Matthew 17:20
Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”


Ali Hval said...

Ah, this is so cute!! I love how it's kind of up but part of your hair is still down. You have such dreamy hair! I could just swim in it~~

I must say your hair tutorial pictures are really clear as to what's going on, too, so props to ya for that. :D

Little-Hat said...

Ohhh you have such lovely long hair!!!
Nice tutorial! I'm hopeless with hairi on my own, so I truly appreciate a good tutorial!


JennaStevie said...

Your hair tutorials are really making me miss long hair!

Marlen said...

I see the hair tutorials have started just as I lopped off all my hair, haha, i have terrible timing! But either way, I love how fancy this 'do is. That twisting maneuver really upped the ante and made it into a reaaal hair do :)

xo marlen
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Lala H said...

very cute i love it! i will have to try this tutorial one day
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Linda Becaca said...

You have got the prettiest hair around Katie! I love the tutorial, this half updo is lovely :)

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Imogen said...

Your hair is so stunning and beautiful. I love your vintage hairstyles, they are so creative and always add to your outfits. I like how well explained this is too.

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

oh, how cute! i always love the way you style your long hair. i need to try one of these hair styles one day, my hair is sort of getting long enough!

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The Rag Trade said...

Very pretty! I definitely have hair envy! Thanks for the tips :)