The last thing you want to do if you want to look unique and dramatic for that special occasion is to look like a Barbie doll. Your formal hairstyles were probably exact copies of styles worn for years at every special event. This doesn’t have to happen, though. Even if you only know one formal updo, you can make a new one for every occasion.
You see, the key to creating a unique look is in the details. You can style your hair in a French twist without repeating the look by adding special touches. Here’s how it’s done:
Straighten instead of curl: The free pieces of hair in many updos are curled with a curling iron. Simply using a flat iron to smooth down these pieces instead of curling them up will change your look. To create a dramatic effect, alternate between using a crimping iron and flat iron.
Leaving pieces free for effect: Experiment by leaving different parts of your updo free. For example, try leaving a 12″ section of hair free around your entire hairline. Make a simple ponytail with your hair. Then, on top of your updo, take 12″ sections of free hair and crisscross them in a basket-weave style. Pin it into place and create a one-of-a-kind look with minimal effort.
Use accessories: You can add a lot of interest to your updo by using simple accessories like hair extensions in a different color than your hair and ribbons. Simply incorporate small strands of hair or ribbon into your style to add color and drama. You can match these to your dress or use natural colors that complement your hair.
Flowers: As long as you don’t go overboard, incorporating a small floral accessory into your updo is a good idea. Select tiny flowers and use them sparingly. If you use too many, you will resemble a flower arrangement.
Remember that accessories should complement your style rather than overpower it.
You can try other ideas too. When adding that special touch to your updo, remember that small changes make a big difference. So, even if you lack creativity and talent, you can still create stunning updos that will leave everyone in awe.