This week's guest blogger is one of my very favorite style bloggers: District Sparkle! Below she shares how to achieve an updo fit for a black tie event. Look for more District Sparkle posts later this week! -Melanie
For this style, it doesn't matter if your hair is freshly clean or day or two old. I prefer to style an updo when my hair is on it’s second day. If your hair is squeakly clean, add texture with a dry shampoo like KMS HairPlay Makeover Spray. It will make hair easier to style and help it stay put. Bonus: it adds volume!
Step 1. Secure your hair in a low side pony (use a clear elastic rather than a bulky hair tie). Gently pull pieces around the crown of your head and around your face. This will create volume & loosen the look.
Step 2. Twist the pieces you pulled out in step 1 & pin into the base of the ponytail.
Step 3. Cover the elastic by twisting & pinning a piece of hair over it. Catch any pieces that have fallen or are loose in the back with a bobby pin.
Step 4. Lock in the style with an obscene amount of hairspray & enjoy your night!
Read more about this black tie bun and other hair tutorials on District Sparkle.
District Sparkle is your one-stop fashion blog for workwear that is business, not boring. As a DC area native, I have seen the good, the bad, & the stockings-with-sneakers in the city known as “Ugly Hollywood”. Through this little blog of mine I hope to inspire you to look your best from work to play & help bring a little extra sparkle to our nation’s capital.