I am so excited to finally share this quick little updo that I created for Austin blogger Hilary Rose.  She is just gorgeous and she has a TON of hair.  We started out by simply wrapping her hair around a 3/4 inch barrel curling iron (full tutorial here) and then just a few steps later it was up and out of her way.  Perfect for a holiday party and easy enough to do in the office ladies room before a night on the town!

What do you think?  Is this something you would try out?


Once your hair is curled.  Create a low ponytail and then loop it over itself (anyone remember topsy tail?).  How curled is up to you – the more curls the more texture and the more difficult the look appears (shhh!).

Holiday Updo Step One


Tease the ponytail to create even more texture and separate into three even sections.  Create a loose bun starting in the middle and secure with bobby pins.  Repeat on each side.  Don’t over think this…the messier the better!Hilary Rose Holiday Updo Step Two


Check the front and allow any face framing layers to fall out.  Voila you are ready to hit the town!


I told you it was easy…now it’s your turn.  Tag me (@marthalynnkale) in your selfies when you test this little number out and for more scoop on Hilary’s entire look hop on over to her blog for all the details!  You might also love this little Audrey Hepburn nod we did as well.



MelissaPHOTOGRAPHY:  Melissa Glynn has spent the past six year developing a style that aims to show off just how fantastic you are.  This self proclaimed “Texas girl” loves creating images that are classic, timeless, and lovely.  When she’s not behind the camera she loves playing with her pup “Nolte”, riding bicycles, traveling, yoga, and a really great glass of red zinfandel!

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