HOW TO: Vintage-Inspired Formal Updo

By Alison Alhamed | 10/31/2012 1:05:00 PM


click image to zoom MODERN Facebook fan Michelle Luna, of Luna Del Mar Salon in Del Mar, California, created this beautiful updo and was too timid to send it in for potential publication. In fact, one of her friends sent it to us! We absolutely love this look and knew our readers would too. Let this serve as a reminder: WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK! Never be too shy to show it off! Send your best stuff to MODERN's Alison Shipley,, for the shot at getting published!

For this look, Luna was going for a vintage-glamour side-swept updo. "I achieved this look by using all Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS styling products," she says. "I blow dried the hair with Body Me for volume, curled it with a large barreled iron, applied Dust It root-lifting powder to roots, teased the crown and made a deep side part."

Next, she sectioned out the shorter layers around the face, smoothed the rest of hair (without losing volume) and swept the hair into a low side ponytail. Then, she secured it with an elastic.

Next, roll large sections of the ponytail and pin into place making sure the ends are concealed.

To finish, sweep the front section into the look and secure with pins.

Complete by using Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Freeze strong-hold hairspray and a light misting of Osis Sparkler shine spray. click image to zoom click image to zoom






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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Philip Colello    
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Glastonbury CT.  |  April, 15, 2013 at 08:14 AM

very good for lay person , not a professional look! Nirvana Salon Academy

September, 09, 2014 at 09:56 AM

Wow. My judgy. Way to throw some negativity on this for her.

Philip Colello    
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Glastonbury CT.  |  April, 15, 2013 at 08:29 AM

good for a lay person, not a professioal! Nirvana Salon Academy

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reunion  |  September, 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Yea way too negative and we all know there is too much of that! Positivity is path to success!

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