Styling a curled updo can be done in a very specific way. Style a curled updo with help from a dedicated hair stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Jeremy Clark, professional hairstylist and salon owner. And today, I'm going to show you how to do a curled updo. Okay, so, what I'm going to do today, is I'm going to go ahead and put a lot more curling texture into our model, Chloe's hair. It's going to give us more texture pin to and allow us to anchor the pins to create the style. And I think, this look is a little more dressy. Something you might wear to an evening party, or a cocktail party, something of that nature. To get this look at home, you're going to need a few rubber bands, some bobby pins, a back combing comb, a rattail comb, a vented brush, curling iron. And some sort of curl enhancing cream, we'll be using the Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpting Cream Gel. Okay, so, I'm just going to take a little bit of the product, place it on the hands, break it down really good. And then, we're just going to break the product through Chloe's hair, just lightly to kind of get it distributed from the roots to the ends. And this will help control frizz and it'll really help texture the curl, help bring out the curl. I'm also looking for more texture with this style, so I don't want complete coverage of the product, from roots to ends. It's okay, if some hair has it and some doesn't, that'll create more texture. Once you have the product distributed through the hair, I'm going to go back in and section piece by piece. And I'm going to put curl back into the hair, using horizontal sections. I'm going to start on the sides, working my way up the head and over. And then, in the back, starting at the bottom, working my way back, up. Okay, so, you can see, I've sectioned Chloe's hair from the front to just behind the ear. Coming from the top of the crown, right down the back side of the ear. We're going to pin the back out of the way, for now. And then, starting at the bottom, taking about one to one and half inch thick sections, horizontally across the side. I'm going to place the iron right at the roots, the roots are going to be the most important parts to get curled. And then, working the rest of the curl, in from there, really concentrating on those roots though. What that does is, it creates a real foundation for the curl. It's o.k., if the curl gets softer and looser towards the end, because that's how it happens in nature. So, we want to get that tightness right at the root. And I like to leave a little bit out, just at the end, gives it a more natural look. Okay, let the curl fall right into your hand. And while it's still curled and still hot, let's go ahead and pin it right there. Okay, then, I'm going to continue on doing the same thing all the way over, the top of the head. Okay, just putting that final curl into the hair, you can see we've got the whole head set now. And you want to let this cool and then, once it's cooled, the hair is set, the curl is locked in. We can take it down and then, start on our actual style. Okay, and once you've back combed the hair, we're going to start taking sections, I'm going to start in the back. Take this top section out, because that's going to be our crown. And this is a really easy, fun thing you can do at home. I'm going to start with the sections that are behind, in the back of the ear. Let's create a little ponytail to anchor to. Okay, and so, now, that's going to be our foundation point. I'm just going to start pulling hair, keeping as much curl to it as possible. And just kind of pinning it in, however I think looks the best. Leaving a little bit of movement and room here for some volume, body. So, I'm taking just about two inch wide sections, making sure there's a little bit of back combing to add the fullness. And then, I'm going to pin them right to that point. And do the whole head that way, starting from the bottom, bringing everything up and then, the sides and the top. Okay, so, Chloe's hair is now completely set, we've got all the curls set and set horizontally. And I'm just going to hit it with a little more spray and then, we'll drop the curls. And there you can see, we've got all kind of curl and texture from doing that set. Okay, so, Chloe's hair is now been unpinned, we have lots of texture to work with, lots of curl. So, I don't really want to brush these curls out, because we're going to be working the curl, we want to keep as much curl as possible. I'm going to do a little bit of back combing in the top, on the sides and underneath, just to give me a base to pin to. Coming in just at the top of the crown, over directing and a little bit of teasing. Okay, same thing, I'm going to go through the sides, lifting the hair up, back combing the roots. Okay, so, you can see, I've put all the back sections up, we have a lot of this extra hair. And I'm just going to pin that out of the way and let that hang there for now. And then, I'm going to go back and pin that in later, at the end, to sort of dress up the style. Okay, so, just taking about a two inch wide section, a little bit of back combing and point it right back to that ponytail that we established earlier. Same way that we did the back. Okay, and there you can see the finished look, we have all the sides put up and brought up to that ponytail. That foundation point that we established earlier. The hair is swept up, there is texture and curl to it. It's great for going out, great for say, a prom or wedding, or some sort of formal event. And it's fairly simple to do yourself, at home. That's how you do a curled updo. I'm Jeremy Clark, thanks for watching.