Renew Your Updo

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Original Look


While there are many ways to wear your hair up, the rolled updo always seems to fall short when having to compete with a braid, a classic French twist, or other chignon styles. Worn by numerous sirens of the 40’s and reinterpreted over time, this romantic look is one to explore.

A necessary tool for creating this look is a foam roll called a rat that comes in various sizes. I have heard you may also use a piece of fabric. With a few tucks and pins along with some strong holding and smoothing hair products, you are on your way to a refined vintage hair moment. Don’t forget to add those contradictory elements when deciding on wardrobe and accessories to keep things updated and modern.

Click here to shop for a hair rat. Other colors and sizes may be available.

Dress: Isa Arfen -  (click here to learn more about Isa Arfen)
Shoes: Castañer

Hair: Rebecca Friedman   |   Photo: Gregory Tuomi