Hoorah your formal is here! It’s THE best time of the year where you get dressed up and partay with your friends, it’s your time to shine! You’ve been planning your look with your besties all year! From the dress to the shoes the bag, hair, and makeup, the look must be bang on from head to toe and we want you to glow girlfriend!
We’re here to help you with the hair part! If you want to let your dress shine then you need a sleek and stylish hairstyle to compliment it. A bun is perfect for this to set off your dress, cheekbones, and your kissable neck. *Wink*
In this video, we show you how to create this easy formal updo so you can do it yourself at home before you head off to pres and be the belle of the ball!
1. Prepare your hair by using a heat protectant. Now you can start curling your hair. Follow these steps to achieve the prep for the updo:
2. Create a side part then separate the top section splitting from temple to crown and clip up on top of the head.
3. Brush back into a low, side ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
4. Secure a second hair tie around two thirds down from the base of the ponytail.
5. Place the bobby pin through the bottom hair tie loop the hair under and secure it into the hair tie at the base of the ponytail to create a soft bun.
6. Smooth the front section with your fingers. Loosely sweep it to the side and back securing it with a bobby pin into the ponytail.
7. For the extra stylish finish add a decorative clasp.
And that’s how to create a simple yet gorgeous formal updo side bun.
Wow! How easy was the updo? You can easily do this in the comfort of your own home! The best part? You can do this with your girls and get ready together before the big pre-formal gathering.
For this look, all you need is:
If you want more hair inspo then check out our post for the top 12 formal hairstyles for this year’s trending looks.
With the right tools and techniques, we can show you how to create stunning hair for formals, straight styles for school and lazy girl weekend waves with a tool that does the work for you.
We have a range of stylers which are designed to make doing your hair at home easy so you don’t need to go to the salon.
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Love your style, from the VS Sassoon team. x