Welcome to my new series on bridal updos and getting ready for the big day. From April through June, I will be sharing various updos, tips on make-up, the do’s and don’ts of wedding hair, veil placing, and bridesmaid updos.
Today, I’ll show you how to create the double rose updo pictured above.
To start, take a look at my previous tutorial to get a closer look at creating the first rose bun. You’ll want to divide the hair into two sections, starting right above the ear. Then, braid the top section, and secure with a clear elastic. Pull on the strands on one side of the braid, and begin rolling the braid from ends until it sits on the back of your head. Pin the bun in place with some bobby pins.
Next, braid the bottom section of your hair.
Then pull on the braid on one side (to create the illusion of petals), this will be the side that lays off of the head. The other side that is untouched will lay against the head.
Start rolling the braid starting from the ends, and placing underneath the previous rose with the “petal” side facing outwards.
Use bobby pins to secure the bun.
As far as veil placement, you have three options.
- Veil above the updo: Place the veil directly above the top rose bun, and slide it into the bun, pinning with bobby pins for extra support.
- Veil below the updo: Place the veil directly below the bottom rose bun, and slide it up into the bun, pinning with bobby pins for extra support.
- Veil in between the rose buns: Place the veil in between the rose buns, and slide it into the top of the bottom bun, securing with bobby pins.
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