Creating intricate up-dos

27 Jul

When the mercury starts rising you begin to see a trend for up-dos.

It helps you stay cool, makes it simpler to keep you locks looking glossy instead of limp and it’s an easy transition from day to night.
This summer is no different as the heat wave has struck we’re seeing more hot up-do styles.

Dream Girl has noticed though that this year the up-do comes with an A for effort. Styles are more intricate, need a little extra work.

They might not be for the fainthearted but the finished look is stunning.

Here are some styles to try, as well as make-up tips to match if you want to try this year’s hottest trend. There will be one intricate style and a simpler version for those who want an easier to recreate look. Each style works on longer hair so if your hair is mid-length or short you’ll need to try some Hair Extensions, either Clip’N Go or a pony extension for a look created in minutes.

The bun


This looped style seen on Kirsten Dunst is soft and feminine.

Part hair as if you’re styling pigtails. On the left hand side part hair equally again. Twist each section around wrapping hair around each section and tucking the ends underneath. Repeat for the remaining three sections. Pin in place. Decorate with a headband or some well places flowers or hairclips.

It takes patience and pin as you go for results.


A twisted chignon is an easier option. Hold hair at the nape of the neck and twist up towards the crown. Pin in place. Very Parisian chic.

Match this feminine look with natural makeup and finish. A flick of mascara, and a hint of blush. Use Duo Blusher Col. Fresh Dream Girl



This week we tweeted a French braid up-do which had the plait at the bottom of the bun, starting atat the nape of the neck. A braided style always looks intricate and can take time. It’s worth pursuing though as it looks incredible. You’ll need to split hair into sections. Essentially you’re braiding from the roots out. Begin with a section underneath the crown, braid and then pin at the nape of the neck. Mirror on the other side and pin. Then braid the hair at the bootom of the scalp, starting underneath each each and pin. Then work on the front of the head, keeping the style quite loose. You’re aiming for this.


It’s a tricky style but easier to recreate is Kristen Stewart’s messy braided do. Tie hair in a bun at the nape of the neck and pin in place. Begin a braid in a deep side parting and tie around the hair. Loose strands add to the low-fi look.

Match with smoky eyes achieved with Kohl Pencil Col. Black Dream Girl and nude lips.

Fishtail plait


This is the style that’s everywhere this year, from red carpets to dance floors and afternoons in the park.Achieve with a pony extension for a long look. Braid is created using fine sections, usually done with four strands instead of three. Use a transparent band to secure at the tips.


Go for a side pony tail like Ashley Tisdale. All you need is a side parting. Mix the style up with some soft curls.

For a summery sheen opt for Bronzing Powder instead of blush.

For more tips and news follow Dream Girl on Twitter @DreamGirlHair

6 Responses to “Creating intricate up-dos”

  1. Michele August 7, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Wooowww for pretty cheap you can find all lengths and colours of exoensitns.
    Always make sure that you are buying 100 percent human hair so your style will look as real as possible.. If you want very long hair make sure to go past 12 inches. Look for 18-24 inches. 6-8 inches will give you shoulder length hair.Anyway..

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