DIY: Easy "updo" for short hair


Prep: While hair is damp, work a dollop of hair gel through strands. Dry with a hairdryer, lifting sections of hair with your hands as you go to create a “piecey” style. If your hair is totally straight, use a thin flatiron to create a bit of curl and movement around your head


Step 1: Pull sections from the front of your head—toward the sides—back and pin in place.

Step 2: Divide the bottom of your hair into several sections; twist each and pin in place.

Step 3: Twist bangs backward and pin in place. Gently shake your head if the style is feeling stiff.

Tip! Is your hair highlighted? Styles that feature twisted sections of hair, like this one, show off the beautiful color gradations you spent so much on at the salon!

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A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.

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