Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The return of the updo

I've noticed a hair trend amongst stylistas of late:  
the updo.

Maleiah Rogers at the 2011 Fresh Faces of Fashion event

Technically, an updo is a hair style that involves arranging the hair instead of allowing it to fall freely. It can be as simple as a ponytail, but is more commonly associated with more elaborate styles intended for special occasions such as a prom or wedding.  The updo had its heydey in the 1950-60s. The beehive was, and still is, the most popular updo because it's the easiest to acheive.

Thanks to stars like Jennifer Aniston, the relaxed, loose-curl, beach look has been the style of choice for what seems like the past decade. As we all know what goes around, comes around and it looks like a little hair glamor is back in style. I, for one, say "Hallelujah!"

Daniel Winson Lewis, owner of Green Peridot Salon and BRAVO TV Shear Genius star had this to say, "I am getting more interest from client's in creating updos for special occasions! The the key is to keep it simple, even if you want a dramatic look.  From a simple hair-wrapped base ponytail to a low bun (an updo) gives the hair a different feel for the lady who is always out an about but doesn't always want to look the same.

If you think it's too harsh to pull your hair completely off your face, shift a bun or pony to the side and it will change your entire profile. Always remember the old adage "K.I.S.S." ( keep it simple stupid) and you can't go wrong!"