Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Hair: Simply Updo

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hair: Simply Updo

I was looking through pictures and found these. I was originally going to post this hair how-to during hair week, but we ended up having so many guest bloggers there wasn't room for me to post this one. I forgot about it, until this morning when I came upon them. These pictures are of Maxi. Maxi was going to a formal church dance and wanted her hair done. She wanted a classy updo, reminiscent of Taylor Swift, with lots of body. This is what I came up with.


I spiral curled her whole head,
very similar to how it is done in this video.
I sprayed the heck out of her hair, with hair spray, and then I began to 
tease the crown of her head.
I did this with a rat tail comb.


I started with the top half of her hair and began pulling it all over to the side.
I secured it with bobby pins and made sure the teasing part of her crown was smoothed out a bit. 
You can do this with a brush.
You don't want to brush it out, just lightly smooth the top.



Then I made two braids and took the rest of her hair in sections
and pinned it to the side. 
Do this in small sections and secure with bobby pins.
This will make your hairstyle fill more secure and not loose.


We left a few tendrils out, added a fun flower, and she was done.
Load it up with some more hair spray and your good.
Maxi told me she got lots of compliments and nothing came loose,
which I was happy about.

I am glad I was able to help her out and do her hair.
It is a favorite thing of mine to do and I am glad she asked.

Hope this step by step was helpful.
Sorry I didn't have pcitures of the process, but she was running
late and her date was waiting.
It took about 45 minutes from start to finish.

Any who hope you guys are having a fabulous day and don't forget to come back tomorrow. We have Tasha from One Day at a Time.
She is sharing a yummy summer recipe with us.

See you tomorrow:>


  1. What a GREAT hairdo!!!!! Love it! Thanks so much for the shout outs the past tow days. Can't wait for tomorrow to share!!!

  2. So pretty! You did a great job.

  3. Her hair is gorgeous!! I'm always trying something new with my hair but it's so hard because it's extremely fine but thick, so I have constant static no matter what I curl it with. I will definitely have to try this out though! Great job!

  4. This is so gorgeous! I'm featuring this on my blog tomorrow. I love it! I'm now following :)

  5. Beautiful! The braids really add a lot of detail. I'll have to remember this style the next time I get dressed up.

  6. Wow this is so pretty, very Taylor Swift. Gorgeous :)

  7. You are so talented! I LOVE how it looks!

  8. I LOVE this. Gorgeous model!

  9. Wow good job girl that is beautiful.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  10. What a lovely do! I don't often do anything unusual with my hair, but perhaps I should! Found you via SewHappyGeek! Nice to meet you!

  11. What a great hairstyle!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Love it, some days it would be so nice to have a personal hair dresser do my hair while I drink my coffee!

  13. Great job! I'm horrible with hair... I wish I was talented like you (it would save me TONS of money)! lol.

    Thank you for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! We hope you will join us again tomorrow!

  14. So cute I just showed this to a friend that is getting married next month- she loved it, of course! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Hope to see you this week!

  15. Beautiful!! I featured this today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party.

    Stop by and grab a button, if you'd like:


  16. Just wanted you to know I featured your link today on SewHappyGeek's Feature Friday!

  17. Really awesome post! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  18. Beautiful! Love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I can't wait to see more from you on Sunday!

  19. You are amazing! That is the perfect combination of loose and flowing and an up-do. Bravo!

  20. Hi Danielle! What a great tutorial! Congrats on your feature at Passionately Artistic! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  21. love this hair do!! also love that it was inspired by taylor swift haha :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  22. Gorgeous! LOVE the braid that wraps around. Love this. Found you thru delicateCONSTRUCTION! Id love for you to link up to my weekly fashion linky called DIY Diva Thursdays. We party every Th-M :)


  23. Your hair tutorials are great! Great blog. I am a new follower.


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