As the sun has shown itself a couple of times over the past couple of days, we wanted to test out the new Spring look ’10-minute up-do’; the simple updo hairstyle that we saw in the Boots Health & Beauty Magazine.
Our lovely freelance photographer Rachel, is the closest thing to Rapunzel in our office, so we asked her if she was willing to give this touseled hairstyle a test run. Does it really only take 10 minutes? Was it as simple as it sounds? Did it end up looking anything like the photo? Find out what Rach had to say:
“The first instruction was to wash your hair, spritz it with a salt spray and rough dry it. As I was doing this at MD Carrie’s house, in the evening, over a (OK, more than one) glass of vino, we decided to skip this stage. Perhaps not the best start!”
Next, sweep hair to the side and secure in a low ponytail. “Simple. Next.”
Steps 3 and 4: Twist the ponytail from the bottom and pull out small sections to create a dishevelled look. The fold up into a loose bun and then secure through gaps of your fingers, with Kirby grips. “This was the tricky bit, possibly not helped by the wine, but it took two of us to get enough Kirby grips in to hold my hair.”
So, the end result? Rachel said “I actually quite like this look (although in real life I might try it with some make-up!) The last part was a bit tricky but I do have very thick hair and with practice I’m sure it would get easier. It did only take 10-minutes and is pretty simple, so thanks Boots Health & Beauty Magazine – I’ll be trying this one again.”
What’s your best up-do hairstyle this season? How about the high top knot? Let us know.