MODERN Facebook fan Jennifer Unger is a super-talented stylist with a knack for creating updos that can easily be translated from a casual, everyday look, to a special occasion style fit for a bride or prom queen. Here, Unger, who is a freelance stylist at Tonic Salon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, shares six updos she created on real women, along with the steps on how she did it.
Step 1: This client had shoulder-length hair with varying lengths of layers. Begin by using Masterpiece by TIGI for shine, and set the hair using a 3/4-inch curling iron.
Step 2: Lightly add backcombing in the crown to add a little volume. Smooth out backcombing for the desired height in the crown of the head.
Step 3: Start twisting on the right side with the section in front of the ear. Separate the section into two. Cross the left section over the right one. Continue twisting by adding hair from the crown of the head. Secure your twist with a bobby pin after you take your last section just behind the ear.
Step 4: Start twisting the left side with the section in front of the ear. Separate the section into two. Cross the right section over the left one. Continue twisting by adding hair from the crown . Secure your twist with a bobby pin after you take your last section just behind the ear.
Step 5: Take the curls in half inch sections, bending the stands toward the head and pin it them, creating a small loops. Leave out the ends of the curls. Work from side to side the nape in horizontal subsections. Make sure to check your work as you move around the nape of the neck, to ensure a balanced, clean finish. Secure the ends of the curls were needed, but leaving some out to create a romantic edge to the look. Finish with Materpiece Hairspray.