How the heck do I do my own updo?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

YouTube has tutorials

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Can you buy some cheapish extensions to give you enough length to do a sock bun? Is it a dance recital that requires your hair to be all up or can you get away with a sleek half up do?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

You might have to gel it & fake an updo. Or get extensions.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If your hair isn’t long enough for an up do you’re going to have to do something to add length. If it’s too short then it’s too short. The only images I can come up with look too difficult to do on your own unless you’re really good at doing your own hair. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Curl your hair. Make 3 pony tails with clear pony tail holders close to each other at the nape of your neck. Style the front nicely as you pull them back. Braid or twist them individually and fluff them (pull pieces to loosen a bit). Swirl each into a bun, right next to each other. They’ll blend together and look like one. 

Try looking on Pinterest for short hair updos. I just saw a bunch of pictorials with short hair. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My mom has the same length hair as you if not shorter. She wanted an updo for my wedding so the stylist did a lot of teasing, hairspray and used a ton of bobby pins to just pin her hair into an almost faux updo. Pin all the shorter bottom pieces up first and then form the rest around it. It looked great but im not sure how easy this would be for you to pull off yourself without help. I included pics.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

c3lloninja :  You didn’t give details about why you refuse to go to a salon, but I just went to a salon before a family wedding to get my hair done and it was literally $24 with a tip. She curled it and pinned some of it up, took 30 minutes and looked awesome all day. If you are anywhere near as terrible at doing your own hair as I am, I’d consider looking into it. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Personally, I would say you have two months to find someone good and cheap. If it were me, I can never do my hair that great and espeically an updo can be hard on your own. I think you would be really dissapointed if you didnt have your hair all done up nice. I think it would be worth it to check out salons and hair stylist in your area and find someone who could do it for a reasonable price.

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