Master the Updo in 6 Easy Steps

Master the Updo in 6 Easy Steps

Follow these step-by-step instructions straight from a Ceremony Salon stylist.


The women behind Ceremony Salon in Carrboro say updos that are not too fussy – and DIY, even when they’re done by professionals – are what’s in. “You’ve got to show up to the party like you don’t care that much,” says Rachel Radford, the salon’s owner. Here, Erica Davis shows you how to do it yourself.

1 Step 1

Photos by Briana Brough

Separate the top section of your hair and pin it out of the way. Pull the loose hair into a ponytail at nape of neck and spray Oribe Dry Texture Spray onto the ponytail generously.

2Step 2

Using a fine-toothed comb, back comb (tease) your ponytail to make it voluminous and give it texture.

3Step 3

Wrap the teased ponytail into a bun and secure with hairpins.

4Step 4

Take down your top section and spray with Dry Texture spray for grip and shine. Then, back comb it section by section for volume

5Step 5

Smooth out the top with a boar bristle brush.

6Step 6

Secure loose ends to your first bun section. Spray with a flexible hair spray for hold. For added flair, add your favorite hair accessory or shiny brooch.

7The Finished Look

Pair with a pretty of earrings and cocktail dress for a party-perfect look!