2.10.2015

How To: Twisted Rosette Half-Updo



"Make my hair a little rose like you do to your hair," demanded the 5 year old, while taking down her ballerina bun, post-class. I immediately went through my mental catalog of hair styles I wear at work, with "wearing my hair up in clip away from the death-grip of 10 month old" being the dominant style. I pressed her for more detail and finally figured out the "little rose" hairstyle she meant. I am sharing it today because it's easy, it's fast, and thanks to her, makes me forever think of roses--perfect for Valentine's Day...or just because.



You'll need--

  • bobby pins--I used these mini ones from Sally Beauty, but regular ones will work too.
  • optional: curling wand--I wanted soft waves so I used one, but this looks fine on straight hair, too.
  • optional: dry shampoo or volumizing powder--I'm including these in case you need texture on your hair to hold the hairstyle or to to add texture to the waves.

1--To create the waves, I did the standard of taking various sections and curling them away from the face and towards the face. I have several tutorials and videos on this, like this one: (how to loose, beauty waves). I held each section for about 10 seconds before releasing from the curling wand. The waves you are seeing are about 12 hours after I had curled my hair, after a full day at work, so let's just say those waves were loose!

Optional: before beginning, feel free to use dry shampoo  or volumizing powder on your hands and then dispersed through the hair. This will give texture to the waves and texture to the hair to hold the style in place. BONUS TIP: I also like spraying the bobby pins with dry shampoo before placing in hair.

2--Choose a section of hair from each side of the face. I think these were about half an inch to an inch. The thickness will later determine how big your "rosette" is. Twist each section, as pictured above.

3--Join the twisted sections of hair at the back of your head, right in the middle, and twist them together. It will make forming the "rosette" easier.

4--Wrap the section around itself clockwise to form the rose. Try keeping it as flat as possible as you wind it around to avoid a big bun. Secure with bobby pins as needed. I check it in the mirror to see where the extra pins need to go. I used 2 or 3 here.

Here's the hair from the back and the front. This takes me 10-15 min. to curl my hair and then about 3 min. to twist, wrap, and pin. I can't wait to see you try this! Be sure to tag me to see your recreations!

Extra Elle:
  • So much for that great weather! Monday was dreary and rainy. Just a few more days until that Florida sunshine!
  • I picked up some tulips from Trader Joes (in the pic above) last week that are still going strong. They have such affordable flowers--just a little thing that makes me happy!
  • Giveaway time because I LOVE y'all! Click the links to head to the giveaways.




54 comments:

  1. Thank you for this!
    :-)
    Laughing Scholar

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  2. they really do remember the most random things, don't they?

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  3. so pretty, I wish my hair was long enough for this do.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  4. Aww that is such a cute little hair do especially for Valentine's Day! And it looks so easy!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Your hair looks gorgeous! I don't think my hair is long enough but I'm pinning for my daughter!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. Such a cute and easy hair style!! Thanks girl! xo, Biana- BlovedBoston

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  7. So cute! You make it look so easy!! I can't wait to try!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. This is such a romantic, beautiful look! I will have to try this!

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  9. So pretty and great tip on spraying the bobby pins with dry shampoo. I think tulips are my favorite flower and they do tend to hold up so well.

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  10. This is a gorgeous look on you! I can't wait to try it - thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  11. This is a gorgeous look on you! I can't wait to try it - thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  12. a little rose! that's just precious! i love how easy this look is but it looks so put together! my kinda style!

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  13. Such a cute half up do. Tulips are so pretty, need to get to Trader Joe's more often!

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  14. Pretty! I'm going to try this out soon!

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  15. I love a good up-do! It's such a great way to have second day hair and this makes it look extra fancy. I'll have to give it a go this weekend!

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  16. Beautiful and so easy to do! I love your loose waves. I also love Trader Joe's flowers. I can never resist grabbing a bouquet for myself when I am there.

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  17. The 5-year-old though...so cute! I love this hairstyle on you - it's romantic yet easy breezy. Gorgeous!

    xx

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  18. Love this style on you. Perfect for V day!

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  19. Beautiful! Totally doing this when my hair is long enough!! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  20. Such a cute yet simple style. I love half up half down hair styles so I will try this out!

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  21. You made it look so easy, Elle! And what a gorgeous classic look, perfect for Valentine's day.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  22. Ugg, I wish there was a place to buy fresh flowers in the winter time around here. During the summer they are everywhere. Oh well, my fabric ones will have to do. I love this half up do. It's super sweet and would be a perfect Valentine's Day date hair style. (:

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  23. This is so pretty! My hair isn't quite long enough for this (I have a ways to go I think) but I'll have to try it once I get there. And yes to Trader Joe's flowers!

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  24. This looks so good Elle, simple & chic!

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  25. That looks so pretty!!! I definitely want to try that!

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  26. Love it! def a sweet look and I def need to get myself a better curling wand!

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  27. This is so cute + classic! Love it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. Um, SO CUTE! I think I am going to have to do this hairstyle for this weekend :)

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  29. This is really cute...I might actually try a mini version of this on my mushy!! Next on your list should be wedding up dos that shape your face but are still down-ish. haha Can you tell that I need help??? :)

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  30. Such a cute and easy hairstyle! Love it!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  31. this is so adorable! i was hoping we would see it modeled on the 5 year old as well ;)

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  32. This looks so pretty and definitely like I could pull this off!!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  33. That is so super cute Elle! xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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  34. Super cute and it looks easy to do too. Thanks!

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  35. Great tutorial Elle! you look really nice and I love the hairdo :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  36. Aaaaaaw....your inspiration for this look is just too precious:) Love how easy this is, Elle.

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  37. I just love an updo and girl you look amazing

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  38. I love this hair style. So pretty. I will definitely be recreating this!

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  39. I need to try this, Elle! Great idea on the tulips... I need to do that, too! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  40. Cute! I'll have to try it, though I'm not sure how much of a rose I'll have with the tiny bit of hair I have left after cutting it :\

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  41. So pretty! I can't wait for my hair to be long enough to do this :)

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  42. you made it super easy :) Gonna try it this valentine :)

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  43. This looks lovely. Perfect for Valentine's Day. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  44. Oh, tulips are so nice! And the way you taught the hair style, really good! I love that kind of style! And you look so beautiful! Friday and Saturday arriving... excited about Disney???
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  45. Oh this is so cute, I rarely have different hair styles because I don't really know how to do different things but this seems easy enough to try.

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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