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Dress Up Your Wig with an Updo

May 12th, 2014

It’s the season for updos. Warmer weather is hopefully on its way in, and few things feel more refreshing than a spring breeze on the back of your neck. Besides the change in climate, it’s approaching a popular time of year for weddings. Though long and flowing locks are delightful, something about an upswept or braided style adds an extra layer of elegance. On top of those points, updos are currently all the rage.

Though it may not be your natural inclination to style your wigs into buns or classy side ponytails, it’s completely possible to do so! You’ll need a few supplies, but mostly it’s all about being patient and careful. Keep in mind that even though all the styles in the Envy Wigs collection are quite durable, nothing holds hair in place quite like your scalp. Never pull on your wig roughly with a hairbrush. Use a lighter touch and gently smooth strands into place with a comb.

To get started, browse sites such as Pinterest for basic updo hairstyles you admire. Even searching for “wig updo tutorials” will yield results. Save images of your favorites and bookmark links for tutorials. Once you’re ready to proceed, gather supplies such as smooth elastic bands (no metal pieces to snag on your wig), hair pins, and combs. You can use hairspray, but be sure it is compatible with your wig first and don’t apply it until you’re completely happy with the finished style.

If you’ve never tried styling an updo on a wig, start simple. Choosing a complicated braid-French twist-bun will only leave you feeling frustrated. Don’t risk taking that out on your wig. Instead, consider a classy, low bun. Follow [this tutorial] [link http://www.wigs.com/blog/how-to-tutorials/wig-updo-tutorial] to see how easy it can be to get another look out of your favorite wig.

You can style any medium length to long wig on your head or on a wig form, whatever is easiest for you. However, a wig form might be best until you get the hang of creating updos. Envy Wigs’ Bobbi and Sophia styles are great examples of wigs suitable for styling.

Once you feel comfortable applying new looks to your wigs, don’t be afraid to attempt more intricate looks. This exquisite¬†side French braid/bun can be next on your list. Visit your preferred Envy Wigs retailer and work with an experienced consultant who will help you try on samples and find the right length to transform into updos.

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