Day 27: Another Combination Updo {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Seven: Another Combination Updo
Skill To Learn: Planned Partings + Twisted Ends + Messy Bun
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 15 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Fat Elastic


For Day Twenty-Seven of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I’m going to teach you how to plan a more advanced combination updo, because it is all about the planning!  We are going to combine the Center Parting with the skills learned in Twisted Princess and pull it all together with a bun (you can do the Flippy Bun, Twisted BunMessy Bun, Braided Bun or Knotties).  


  1. Begin with wet, gelled hair.  Part it in the center and then subdivide those sections down to the ears. 
  2. Pull the back up into the elastic that will anchor the bun.
  3. Comb each of the front sections to the back of the parting and twist to the end of the strand. (For tips on this, go here)
  4. Use a bobby pin to anchor the tail of the twist, driving the bobby under the fat elastic. 
  5. At this point, you can go a variety of ways.  You can wrap the two twisted tails around your elastic and call it a day (a la Day Six) or you can gather the remaining hair and do any of the buns or styles I linked to above.  The possibilities really are endless!  You’ll see below that on Emilie, I did a flippy bun.  When Emilie styled herself, she did a messy bun.  And on Larken, I changed it up a bit by braiding the two front sections instead of twisting, and I anchored her bun lower.


Have a great day and remember that someone needs a ray of light today that only you can shine.
Make time for inspiration, be yourself without apology and always light your world with goodness! 


About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

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