Master the princess roll updo (a special-occasion style for shoulder-length hair)
- After our beauty editor chopped her long locks to her collarbone a few months ago, topknots and side braids felt off kilter. She asked stylist Roz Safdari at Rita Hazan salon for an updo fit for shorter strands. Here’s how to do her new do.
Start with curled or textured hair. If your hair is slick or fine, add dry shampoo or volume spray to give it grip.
Divide hair into three parts: two one-inch sections on either side in the front, and the remainder swept behind shoulders. In the back, cross bobby pins into Xes across the top layer to make an anchor for the roll.
- Tease the bottom section to help hold hair together while you’re rolling it. (Those with thick, curly strands can skip this step.)
- Separate hair into two equal sections and roll it up, keeping at least one finger in the middle to guide strands and create an even shape.
- Secure both sides of the roll with bobby pins. Push toward the back of the head and into the anchor pins you placed in the first step.
- On the right front section, tease the hair, then divide it into two parts. Wrap both strands around each other to create volume around the face.
- Repeat the process on the other side, tucking in ends and pinning them behind the roll.
- Hold everything in place with flexible hairspray, and party on.
Here's how to do her new do.
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