December 31, 2010

Get ready for New Year's with romantic updos you can do yourself at home!

Robert Barbosa is the recent recipient of Contessa's 2011 Men's Hairstylist of the Year Award and last year he was named the Ontario Hairstylist of the Year so he knows a thing or two about hair.  Who better to give us ideas for something else to do with our hair other then the same old ponytail?!  This will also be handy if you've got a big night out planned tonight for New Years!

Pull your hair into a ponytail then wrap  it around itself.  Pin the bun in place but don't worry about perfection!  Skip the straightening iron and keep your natural texture to add volume to the bun.
Keep the bun loose and leave out chunky stray pieces to frame your face.
Get a sophisticated look with a glamorous bun.  To get sleek strands, use a smoothing serum before you blow-dry.  Create a center part and pull your hair away from your face into a high ponytail.  Wrap your hair into a bun, tucking the ends underneath and secure with bobby pins.  Accessorize with jewels for some extra sparkle!

If you are hoarding any great hair tips, spill them, there's only a few hours left to get ready!

- Lisamarie -


  1. I just got one of those "bun donuts" from sallys. Thanks for the I need to figure out my updo for tonight! :)

  2. I have a winter formal coming up soon, and this post really helped give me some ideas for what to do with my hair!

  3. Haha I always look at these posts and go "aww that's pretty", then end up just having my hair down for every event.

    I'm just not very good with these things :(

  4. These look so great and easy to do. Perfect hair for my sweater days.


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