By Lindsey McKenzie
If you’re in a rush and haven’t got the time to prep your hair from scratch, these tips will help you change from low key work hair to a glamorous evening do or party hair that will turn heads.
Firstly, it’s always best to use heated rollers before pinning your hair up. This helps with natural volume and managing the hair into the chosen style.
I always section the hair at the crown line down to both ears. I backcomb a small amount from the crown till I have my desired height and smooth over with a tail brush.
Starting from the back, I start twisting and pinning the hair into place, working my way forward to the crown. I then loosely pull a few small strands out for a more natural look.
When you have reached the crown, you can then start with the front of the hairline, either plaiting the section or twisting or just sweeping loosely back. Always keep checking in the mirror for a balanced look.
Using the heated rollers will help manage this look as you work through your sections, so you can just pull the hair gently and tweak it into place.
Always use a very light hair spray when styling your hair into place. This allows you to correct mistakes or if you decide to change it.
Remember that hair pins are meant to be used with the wavy side facing your scalp. This is so that the ridges grip your hair and lock everything in place. For ‘no show pins’, you’ll need to pin the hair in the opposite direction of the hair you’re pinning back.
For shorter hair it is best to sweep everything to one side – this will make it easier to pin the hair into place and create more volume.
When you have achieved your desired look, I would recommend using a more secure hair spray and then a shine spray to finish the look.
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Previously gymnastics coach, massage therapist and personal trainer with 20 years of experience. Former gymnast and dancer.