Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hair OTD : Pretty 'up' style

How pretty is this?!
And it's really simple too!  
OK, I'll admit it, it took me a few attempts to get the hang of it.  Once I mastered it though, it was easy peasy! 

It is just a mix of a french plait and a bun.

Steps to create this look:
1.  Separate your hair into 2 parts.  I usually separate above the ear line and tie the top half up in a bobble or clip it up.  Leave the bottom half loose.

2.  Starting at the nape of the neck and finishing at the crown of your head, french plait the bottom half of your hair.  

I find that lying face-down on my bed, with my head lying over the edge is the easiest way to do this, so my head is upside down.  This saves neck cramps and makes the hair fall in the opposite direction of your plait and therefore doesn't get in the way!

3.  When you get the plait to the crown of the head (or wherever you want to stop) tie it with a small hair elastic, so the rest of the bottom half hair is in a pony tail. 

4.  Back comb the top half of your hair a little then bring it back and tie into a pony tail.  Include the bottom pony tail in this too.

You could leave the hair style at this, but I like to put it in a bun to really show off the plait.

5.  Make the pony tail into a bun and clip in place using kirby grips / bobby pins.


Here is the look from the front:

And the side:

And once more from the back:

I love this look as it is so pretty and feminine.
I love that it holds hair away from your face too, as sometimes I just like it out of the way but want to be a bit fancier than just a normal pony tail. 
Also, it is a heat-free style so it is good for your hair!

It stays in really well, I've even slept with it in and it still looks good!  If you want to leave it in for a day or two I'd suggest using a bit of hairspray to give the style a better hold.

It is easier with day-old hair as newly washed hair can be too soft.

What do you think?  Do you / would you wear this style?


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  1. Looks very pretty, I wish I had the patience to do it! Having to blow dry my hair straight, irritates me alone loool, xoxo.

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    1. Oh I hate even washing my hair haha! But once I got used to this it was ok :) xox

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  2. That's really pretty - I like finding updo styles like this as I get bored of the usual bun/ponytail sometimes xx

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    1. thanks love! yeh me too, I like something different sometimes xox

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  3. This looks super pretty, I couldn't do it though, plaits really frustrate me to do!

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    xox

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    1. Thank you :) awh I like plaits! Sometimes they do test me though ahaha xox

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  4. I really like that I would never be able to do it though.

    xx

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    1. its not that hard once you've tried it a few times :) xox

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  5. I do love a good topknot but this is extra pretty! x

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    1. me too! Thanks :) its just something different isnt it? xox

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  6. I've been wanting to try something like this for ages - it looks so pretty!
    It really suits you, I have to say!
    Lovely tutorial xoxo

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    1. Awh cheers sweet :) I do really like it.
      Thanks! This was my first tutorial haha I was nervous! xox

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  7. aww this looks so pretty! And a hairstyle that's best down lying down? That counts as an extra few minutes in bed in the morning for me so bonus points! xx

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    1. thanks sweet! Yeh haha I love a good excuse to be lazy! xox

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  8. Really love this look, going to try it tomorrow :)
    Daniella x

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    1. Awh thank you! You need to take pictures! xox

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  9. I love this Kirsty!!! It's super cute on u!!

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    1. Awh thanks Jessica! I like it, keeps my hair outa my face haha xox

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  10. This is amazing! Love it :) xx

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  11. Love the hair style!! It looks so awesome with the different hair colours :)

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    1. Thanks love! haha I like it that way too! Only time I like my roots ;) xox

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  12. Oh how I wish I had longer hair so I could do this!

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    1. i dont think hair would need to be too long xox

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  13. That is amazing!

    If I could french plait, I would totally try this. Haha.

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  14. we here at appointedd HQ love this pleated bun look. It looks really elegant.

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