Hello dears! With my hair getting longer these days, I am finding more and more fun things to do with it. One hairstyle in particular I love to do on myself (requiring second-day-curled-hair) is this arranged pin-curl updo. This hairstyle was first seen in my Garden Flowers post, and several of you requested for me to make a tutorial on it.
My dears, your wish is my command. 🙂
Before anything else, your hair needs to have some small amount of curl to it, at least the ends, to allow the pin-curls in the hair style to sit properly. I have tried doing my hair in pin curls after it has been up in a braid, and the stick-straight ends from the elastic bands of the braid don’t make for pretty pin-curls. So do yourselves a favor, and curl your hair before you move forward. I promise, it will make it so much easier.
- Take a small section from the center back of the crown area of your hair, and then wrap it around your index and middle finger once or twice (twice or even three times if you have longer hair than I) before wrapping the rest of the ends around just your middle finger.
- Press the tips of your hair wrapped fingers onto your head, and slide the curl off as carefully as you can (the more you pin-curl your hair, the easier this step becomes) and pin it in place, criss-crossing a couple of bobby pins to hold it securely.
- Working symmetrically around your head, arrange a pin-curl on either side of the first, taking the same amount of hair for each new section as you did for the first.
- Make one pin-curl directly below the first one. This will act as the center for the rest of the pin-curls. Continue taking sections and arranging them around the new middle pin-curl until all your hair is pinned up.
To add some sophistication to the look, pin two of your favorite accent bobby pins, or Lilla Rose You-Pins (as shown above), inserting them in the middle of two of the side pin-curls. And that is how to create this super easy arranged pin-curl updo. Now you can enjoy this elegant hairstyle on yourself!
Have you mastered the art of pin-curling yet?
What is your favorite hairstyle?
Love and blessings in Christ,
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer