Trying to decide whether to splurge on the hair or the makeup? Well, feel free to book your dream makeup artist because we have an easy and elegant updo DIY. Even the most novice of stylists can create this romantic twisted low bun style on their own, thanks to easy-to-follow steps by Ashley Riddle of Up Dos for I Dos, a hair and makeup artistry company in Baltimore, MD.








Bobby Pins


Ponytail holder




Step 1: Run a small amount of Rusk Warped Wax throughout the hair. Make sure hair is combed and can easily be brushed through. Then, make a line from ear-to-ear. Pull front section forward and split the back section horizontally in two sections, top and bottom. Start with the bottom section.



Step 2: Moving in a clockwise direction, loosely wrap the hair into a soft, small bun. Secure with two to four bobby pins.



Step 3: Taking the top half section, twist in a downward motion and pin. Be sure to place the bobby pins downward.


Step 4: Take loose ends from previous section and tuck under small bun. Secure with two to four bobby pins.



Step 5: Take the front left section that was clipped in front of the ears and vivide in half. Take the farthest section away from the front of your face and pull toward the back of your head. Pull across to the opposite side and secure.



Step 6: Repeat on right side by taking the front section and diving in half. Take the section closest to the back of your head and pull across the back and secure on left side.


Step 7: Pull remaining hair on left side and pull across the back right side. Secure.


Step 8: Pull remaining hair on right side and pull across the back left side. Secure.


Step 9: Tuck any loose ends into the bun. Give hair a final spray with Sebastian Shaper Spray and Aquage Beyond Shine Spray.

Check out our hairstyle how-to archives:
The Easy Updo
The Soft Side Ponytail