Low updos: Techniques and tutorials

It’s not a secret that casual low updos are amongst the hottest trends for wedding hair styles, as seen in this post. I’ve come across several tutorials online and I thought I’d share the ones I liked most. They are all slightly different in technique, I recommend to check them all out and go for the one that suits you most.


This low messy side updo, courtesy of The Small Things Blog, is surprisingly easy to make. See instructions and video here. I tried this one and although I have longer hair than Kate in the video, it worked just fine!


The Wedding Chicks provide us with this animated tutorial for a low and messy updo (Hair and Make-up by 1011 Makeup). It also shows nicely how to create volume on the crown of your head by teasing your hair, a basic technique required for pretty much all of these hairstyles.


You might have already seen this fishtail bun, as shared on Once Wed (original source unknown). The tutorial is real simple, you make a fishtail braid which you then twist into a bun. The braid adds texture and volume to the hair style.
This summer I had my hair done for a wedding and the stylist used a similar technique, only that instead of a fishtail braid, she used a four-strand braid. You can see a picture of the result on my Instagram feed here. And please also see my braid tutorials post, if you’re interested in learning how do to a fishtail or four strand braid.


And a last tutorial for a twisted side bun using a headband, from the very resourceful girls at LuxyHair. It requires curling the hair before you start putting it up. See the video here.

  1. So gorgeous! I love the more natural look of a messy updo, always seems softer :)

    11th March 2013

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