When you’re looking for something different, yet still elegant, heading back to your roots (no pun intended) is one great way to spice up your formal updos. Old fashioned formal updos have a certain elegance that a lot of hairstyles nowadays just can’t beat. So here are a few tips, tricks, and hairstyles that you can try!
Formal Updos Tips
First of all, you’ll need products. Look into products used in the olden days and see what you can replicate with other, more modern products. If you have a family member who is familiar with old fashioned formal updos, give him or her a ring and see what they know and what they can explain to you. It might even be worth a trip!
Next, try and find as much information as you possibly can on certain updos—and practice, practice, practice! You wouldn’t believe how much it’ll help you if you just practice the hairstyles that you’re planning on doing!
A lot of older formal updos also had a lot of teasing involved—learn how to tease your hair effectively.
Formal Updos Tricks
As for the tricks, while teasing your hair for any hairstyles, try spraying, letting dry, and then re-spraying after teasing the hair that you plan on teasing. This helps you to hold volume longer.
As for bangs—to keep them sleek and shiny, use just a little bit of non-hardening gel. You’ll need maybe one fourth of a dime of gel to do this.
Don’t straighten your hair—most people in the 20th century WANTED curls. Unless you’re going for a straight hairstyle, then try and leave your hair unstraightened or curl it slightly. Make sure to use a heat protectant.