5-Minute Updo

0 Posted by - July 11, 2013 - Hair & Beauty, Videos

I’m doing a 5-minute updo today. Supposedly you can do it in 5 minutes. Also supposedly, you can wear it in public. The jury is still out on both counts.

Here’s the original tutorial!

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  • Nina B. July 11, 2013 - 11:44 am Reply

    I actually think it turned out pretty cute!

  • Ashley Chesson July 11, 2013 - 11:58 am Reply

    Intentionally creating knots in your hair seems like a GREAT idea

  • okac July 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm Reply

    I just checked out the original video and I’m pretty sure yours ended up looking better than whatever she was doing.

  • UninspiredRequiredName July 11, 2013 - 12:26 pm Reply

    I think you’re right, the idea is cute, but when you get right down to it, it’s just a mess with a lot of bobby pins.

  • Kathyd1029 July 11, 2013 - 1:21 pm Reply

    That was a shitload of bobby pins! But the results weren’t too bad.

  • Cara July 11, 2013 - 1:25 pm Reply

    That actually ended up looking kind of cute. My motto with updo’s is “Just add more bobby pins.” It can fix pretty much anything. I never really trust updo tutorials online though. These people always seem to have three arms and eyes in the back of their head. I can barely coordinate my arm movement when I’m looking over my shoulder in the mirror, let alone tie knots. Yikes.


  • Mary Elizabeth Hardin July 11, 2013 - 1:41 pm Reply

    The original tutorial ended up to be a horrible mess. What a bad idea.

  • Colleen July 11, 2013 - 2:41 pm Reply

    I think yours looks a lot better than the tutorial, but the thought of all those bobby pins is making my scalp hurt! My hair is just about the same length as yours and my favorite quick updo is made by using those spiral shaped pins. I can twist and pin it up in seconds. I think Goody makes them.

  • Von July 11, 2013 - 8:51 pm Reply

    Even though she has red hair, and had a hairdresser dude standing off to the side of her giving her the evil eye, the other woman’s result is about the same as yours.
    I can make my hair look that unkempt without tying any knots.

  • Heather July 12, 2013 - 9:13 am Reply

    It looks cute, but yeah, lots of bobby pins.

  • Kath Knitty Mummy July 12, 2013 - 2:12 pm Reply

    I’ve just tried this – it is sooooo hard tying a knot in hair. My arms ache from trying over and over.

  • msdill July 13, 2013 - 12:43 am Reply

    The original tutorial did not make it look all that easy and the end result for her looked like crap.

  • purple_rain July 14, 2013 - 6:04 pm Reply

    I hate bobby pins. HATE them!
    But I think it turned out pretty cool, actually, despite it all.

  • Rachael July 26, 2013 - 2:28 pm Reply

    Is nobody going to say anything about how she had to question her efficiency, I’m almost sure that’s what made the whole video.

  • EMBO September 10, 2013 - 9:40 am Reply

    try doing this with wet hair. it’s much easier, there are no flyaways, and after some hairspray you end up using much less bobby pins.

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