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Tutorial: 5 Minute Everyday Updos

Pic8.2We all have those days when the alarm doesn’t go off or we simply wait until the last minute to get out of bed. Instead of throwing your hair up in a sloppy bun or ponytail, try one of these three styles that take the same amount of time to do.

No one will know what kind of morning you had and you’ll look as glamorous as ever!


1. Romantic Low Ponytail


Step 1- Take a section of hair at the crown of your head and brush it all the way upward. Spray on texturizing spray and proceed use a bristly brush to gently backcomb hair downward toward the scalp. Make sure to use quick, small strokes and stay close to the scalp so you don’t damage your hair. We used lots of Oribe Dry Texturing spray for this step!

Pic9      Oribe Dry

Step 2- Gather a small section of hair at the nape of your neck and put it aside. Also leave out a couple small sections by your face. Use your fingertips to comb all remaining hair into a ponytail and fasten using a hair tie or rubberband. Make sure to tighten the ponytail to maintain the height and volume from your backcombing. After your ponytail is secure, braid the small section of hair you put aside.


Step 3- Wrap the braided section around the ponytail and secure with 1-3 bobby pins. make sure to pin underneath the ponytail so the pins don’t show.


Step 4- Use a curling iron to create soft waves around the face. This will dress up the look and add to the romantic feel. We used Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray before using any heat.

Pic12      Soft Lacquer

We then sprayed more Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray in the pony tail to finish off the look!

Pic15      Oribe Dry

2. Topsy Tail Chignon


Step 1- Use your fingertips to comb hair back into a low, loose ponytail. Fasten with a small hair tie or rubber band. We ran some Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream through the ponytail for added sparkle and shine.

Pic1      Oribe Supershine

Step 2- Turn your ponytail into a topsy tail. Gently separate your ponytail above the hair tie and loop hair over and through the hole.




Step 3- Take the remaining part of the ponytail and roll it up, tucking in all the hair. Pin into place using bobby pins.


Spray with hair spray and you’re done! We used Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray.

Pic8.2      Superfine Strong

3. Top Knot


Step 1- Brush all hair upward to the top of your head. It doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth, but try and brush out any large bumps. Do not fasten pony tail with a hair tie or rubberband.


Step 2- Wrap hair around in a circular motion until all hair is wrapped and secure with a hair tie or rubberband. This is not your perfectly round, ballet bun or sock bun. This bun is supposed to look messier and more like a knot. Spray with hair spray to secure. We used Oribe Superfine Hair Spray.

Pic17      Oribe Superfine

We also used Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray for extra shine!

Pic19      Oribe Shine

Contributing Stylist: Charina

Model: Tiffany

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mercedes #

    I love this tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

    January 23, 2013

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