Kate Middleton Inspired Updo

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I made up this little updo, and it reminded me of Kate Middleton. I think part of it was the dress I was wearing, but she does tend to have a lot of similar-looking updos. I hope you like it. I don’t have a great video camera yet and I always feel so awk making these videos, but oh well. I feel like the best way to show a tutorial is through a video, so I guess I’ll keep learning. Also, the editing takes FOREVER even on these short, little tutorials. I have much more respect for people who do this full-time. Also, if y’all ever have any ideas for me or suggestions for hair videos let me know!

I made a new Twitter account for Blondeography, where I will be posting my blogs and other hair, make-up, travel things. Follow me HERE if you want. 🙂

I’m going to BYU tomorrow to do some recruiting. If you’re free, please come! Then, Nick and I have a fun trip planned this weekend. We can’t wait!

Xoxo,

Alyse

French Fishtail Updo

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With wedding season in full swing, I thought I’d try my hand at a little updo. I have such long, thick hair that this was a little harder than I intentionally imagined, but it was fun to do. Here are the basic steps if my graphic isn’t clear:

  1. Put your hair in a low ponytail, but leave two sections out in the front. (You’ll braid those sections later.)
  2. I flipped my ponytail in to give it some texture, but up to you.
  3. I then fishtail french braided the two sections, but you could just braid them if you wanted!
  4. I pulled the braid apart for added texture.
  5. I put another elastic on the bottom of my ponytail, so I could control the ends and so I could roll my hair up.
  6. I used about 1,000,000 bobby pins to secure that baby down.
  7. I wrapped the braids around the bun and secured those down with bobby pins, as well.
  8. Voila! Updo.

The longest part was fishtail french braiding, so if you just dutch braided or braided it, you would save yourself some time, but I thought the fishtail looked cool.

Have a great Thursday! Be kind to people today.

Xoxo,

Alyse