When you take the plunge and ditch your long locks for shorter hair, it’s often assumed that you are leaving behind the option for beautiful updos. With the right advice, products and tools, you can adapt and create a variety of gorgeous updos with minimal effort.

It is important to always prep your hair using the correct shampoo and conditioner to ensure the best results when styling. For an updo it is best to use a duo that will fight frizz and smooth hair such as our Instant Allevi8 Shampoo & Conditioner. The formula contains Cucumber, Kakadu Plum, Cactus Flower and Yukka, leaving your hair soft and frizz-free.


Some twists and pins can create an eye catching style that looks gorgeous and can take you from day to night. Spray Elements Sandstorm through your hair to give a matte, dry look. Use Defence Extinguish – a heat protection spray, to shield the hair from heat damage. Use a curling tong on small sections and curl randomly and roughly. Brush through the curls for a more wispy and dishevelled look. Pull sections from each side and twist vertically up the back of your head pinning into place as you go. Finish off by fixing the style into place with Elements Vapour Mist – a medium hold hairspray to keep your style in place all day.SHORT2

A low twisted braided bun looks tricky, but is a chic style that can take 10 minutes to achieve. Begin by applying Elements Quicksand to the roots of your hair for some lift. Next, spray Elements Afterglow – an anti-humidity shine spray, to relax your tresses and tame any flyaways. Next, split your hair into four parts and braid each section and secure with a clear hair tie. Take the third braid and weave under and over the second and pin into place. Then take the second braid across the back of the head, wrap round your finger and back across your head and pin into place and repeat with the first and fourth braid and secure with bobby pins. If your hair doesn’t twist around, that’s not a problem! Just weave under and over the other braids and secure into place. Finish off with a spray of Elements Granite – a strong hairspray for guaranteed long lasting hold.


Don’t be scared to try a stylish updo with your shorter hair – you might surprise yourself!

De Lorenzo x

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