Ladies of fabulous hair discernment, put your tousled topknots to rest — for at least a brief moment — and redirect your efforts to creating polished coiffures this spring. Effortlessly chic will always be in style, but there’s something about the additional effort put forth in a carefully crafted, silky smooth updo that screams sophistication.
Today’s sleek style of choice is the rolled up hairstyle, featured all over the catwalk, sidewalk and mighty, influential blogosphere. Daytime or nighttime, spring fling or business outing, sleek, rolled-up hairdos are unquestionably in vogue. A lot of these looks would also be perfect for prom or other formal shindigs.
Updated Gibson Roll
We’ll start with the lovely Mr. Kate, whose YouTube tutorials never disappoint. She explains that her friend does this look on herself whenever she wants to “be a princess.” The overall look is very soft and feminine and worthy of just about any venue or occasion.
Natalia at Ma Nouvelle Mode says that this gorgeous, rolled “headband bun” hairstyle takes all of three minutes to complete, but she looks like a million bucks. Ideal for spring formals or easy breezy poolside barbecue’s, this is a style that both long and short-haired women can wear. Natalia takes you through each step in her video tutorial.
Side Swept Rolled Updo
The always stunning Charlize Theron knows how to turn heads on the red carpet. Though she’s since gone shorter, one of her most notable red carpet looks is her side swept, rolled updo worthy of the gods. If you love the look just as much as the critics, you’re in luck. Check out the easy-to-follow video tutorial by Hollie Kieman at VideojugBeauty.
Petite Victory Rolls
Emily over at The Freckled Fox — whose long brunette locks are truly enviable — brings us a look that’s a bit more dramatic: a variation on classic victory rolls. This version reigns in the retro flair with a tighter roll and more of a modern edge, making it wearable for all sorts of events. Check out Emily’s blog for the full tutorial and remember: practice makes perfect.
If you’re officially in love with these rolled up hairstyles, then you’ll really love this super chic, low rolled updo tutorial.