Thursday, October 17, 2019

How To: 1900's Victorian Edwardian Knot Updo Hairstyle Vintage Hairstyle Demonstration






Hello dear readers! I hope you all are having a fabulous week. In this blog post I want to share my attempt on doing a 1900's Victorian knot updo hairstyle. This hairstyle was very popular during this time period and I've always been fascinated by this "antique" style for its uniqueness and feminine charm. I’ve practiced a few times and I thought I’d share with you the basics on how to create this updo and to further practice until it’s mastered!


This is the image I used for inspiration. . .





Below are the steps I used to create this hairstyle. I also created a video to help visually.


1. I pin curled my hair up the night before using medium to large sections of hair. I used light moisturizer as I curled.

2. Before I take down the pin curls I spritz my hair with oil sheen, to give it some shine and moisture.

3. I comb out the curls and then brush out the curls using a wide tooth comb and the Miracle curl brush.

4. I create a section in the front part with a split behind the ears. I then section off other parts out of the way. I then section the front part into three more individual sections.




5. I use a makeup brush – you can use any wide object – to help roll (towards the head) the hair tightly. I tightly secure it with lots of bobby pins inside the roll. I do this for the other two remaining sections near the ears.

6. In the back I section the bottom part into three sections like the front. I repeat using the makeup brush to create the rolls – but be sure to rolls upwards this time (not under).

7. After all the rolls are completed, I brush out and twist the top section to create the “knot” look. I secure it with a hair tie and bobby pins.  I add a ribbon around it for a polished look. This is optional though.

8. I start to merge – or blend – the rolls together so they appear seamlessly rolled around the head to give it that bouffant look. I finish it off by spraying holding spray.

TIPS:


1. The more hair you use in the section, the higher the bouffant (rolls) will be. The more height the better!

2. Use your fingers (not a comb) to merge the bouffant (rolls) together. This may take lots of practice!

3. I don’t mind having that “messy” updo look with flyaways and strands floating about. I’m not sure why – I feel it completes the updo look!



Check out the video to learn more. Keep practicing and have fun!





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