Re-create Kelly Ripa’s Sleek, Yet Simple Updo in 5 Easy Steps
Style-star Kelly Ripa recently stepped out with a simple, yet totally chic updo. Her casual, loose bun is a great style for both day and night. With the right outfit and accessories, this style is perfect for a date night or a cocktail party. If you want to dress it down, throw on a sweater and jeans and keep the accessories to a minimum.
This simple style is easy to re-create, so if you want a look like Kelly's, follow these steps!
1. WORK WITH “SECOND-DAY HAIR”
This style is full of texture, so second-day hair works best for this style, but if you are working with freshly-washed hair, you can add a bit of texturizing product like Charles Worthington London Big Hair Salon Shine Texturizing Salt Spray into your tresses to get the same effect. Spray the texturizing salt spray throughout strands and scrunch your ends to get that second-day hair look.
2. CREATE A TEASED PONYTAIL
Working with your second-day hair (or your faux second-day hair), tease your hair in sections at the crown for a little lift in the back. Then, smooth hair back into a low, side ponytail and secure the pony with a hair band, making sure not to flatten your teased section. Make sure to let a few loose pieces around your face fall out naturally while creating your ponytail. These pieces will frame your face and give the style a more relaxed vibe.
3. CREATE A COMPLEX-LOOKING BUN
Next, divide your ponytail in half equally. With one half, create a horizontal bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins next to the hair band. Then, with the other half of your ponytail, create a vertical bun and secure that bun the same way, but on the bottom half of the bun. Although these two steps are simple, this creates a complex look. If the hair band is still showing, you can take a small section of hair and wrap it around the band to conceal it.
Article Written By: Kristle Jones; Kristle is an accomplished writer, cosmetologist, and mom from Southern California. She uses her knowledge and experience in the beauty and hair industry, as well as her experience as a new mommy, to write articles and blogs for DivaVillage.com and VillageMAMA.com.