Up Sweep

At the launch of Banana Republic’s new Mad Men inspired collection they had professional hairstylists at work giving women swept-up hairstyles à la Joan Harris.

I took some notes and here’s what I learned:

Step 1. Divide the crown of your hair into a section and clip out of the way.

Step 2. Tease (back comb) the rest of your hair all the way around.

Step 3. Brush smooth one side of the hair half way around to the back of your head

Step 4. Using bobby pins, pin the combed back hair into place in a vertical line top-to-bottom. This will be the anchor for the up-do. / I really like Goody bobby pins best ($4.87)

Step 5. Comb the other side of your hair back over the line of bobby pins.

Step 6. Using both hands, work your hair around itself into a cone, tighter at the bottom and bigger at the top.

Step 7. Secure into place from bottom to top with bobby pins on the seam

Step 8. Take the crown of hair on the top and section out a front piece for styling later backcombing the remaining crown of hair.

Step 9. Using your brush, smooth the crown over the back top of your head. Where the crown hair meets the twisted up-do you created previously, sweep it over to the side and pin into place.

Step 10. Take the tale that is left from the top crown and twist it down the seam of the up-do pinning it in place as you go.

Step 11. Style the front section of hair to your liking and pin into place… if you have bangs how cute are you.

Step 12. Gently pull the crown of your hair up to give it more volume

Step 13. HAIRSPRAY / My favorite is TRESemme Extra Firm Control ($5.99)

This is how I did my hair for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

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