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Street style inspired updo tutorial: try a vintage look!

/ 07.21.2014
Turn up the volume with a vintage updo
Turn up the volume with a vintage updo

If you want to discover new and interesting ways to style your hair, street style can be a really great source of inspiration! This was exactly the case when we saw this high-volume updo, captured by L'Oréal Paris' resident style hunter, fashion photographer Justin Wu. Bouffants, beehives and all kinds of XXL retro hairstyles are huge - in every sense of the word - right now, so it's always inspiring to see how it's possible to wear this kind of look in a totally modern way.

As this girls proves, 1960s-inspired styles are perfect for adding a classic touch to any attire. If you want to do the same, you might be happy to know that it's actually very easy to get your own voluminous vintage look when you know how! All you have to do is follow the simple tutorial below...

Step one: Starting with dry hair, brush it through using a bristle brush to remove any knots before you begin. Sweep it all backwards, leaving a few small sections loose at the front to frame your face.

Step two: Just behind the loose hair at the front, section off some more hair that will later be used to cover the teased lower layers of hair. Clip it up while you complere the next step.

Step three: Apply a volumizing spray to the roots and massage with your fingertips for instant lift. Then, spray the lengths of your hair and use a a fine-tooth comb to gently tease them. This will create the necessary volume this style needs.

Step four: Once you're satisfied with the amount of height, use the hair you clipped up earlier to smooth over the top of the teased hair. Use a comb to gently sweep it into place, taking care not to crush all that volume.

Step five: Gather hair at the nape of your neck and, if you have shoulder-length hair, twist and pin it into place with a few bobby pins. If your hair is longer, pull it lightly into a low bun or French twist and secure.

Step six: Finish with a mist of strong hold finishing spray and you're all set!

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