Here Vanessa created a Hitchcock films inspired updo that looks impressively intricate, yet in reality it is easy enough for anyone to do at home! The model’s wet hair has been slicked down with wet-look hair gel, and combed to smooth perfection by using a fine-tooth comb. The middle part and baby hairs in the sideburns area add modern appeal and a sense of structure and balance.
The hair is then tied into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, while still ensuring that the surface of the hair is flawless. Small sections of the hair in the ponytail are coiled very tight, and pinned into place with bobby pins. When the entire ponytail is done in this way, spray the hair with a high gloss hairspray to increase shine and to keep out humidity.
Collection: Women of the 7th Art
Photography: Nicolas Valois
Vintage updo with smoothed hair
Smooth updo with a chignon on the side