Updo Stylist Secret Hair Stitching
The most romantic updos have a soft loose texture, a few tendrils tumbling out and naturally move when you do. Which means shellaquing it with hairspray so it stays in place all night is not an option. Instead, try this insider trick: hair stitching.
Updo Stylist Secret: Hair Stitching
The most romantic updos have a soft loose texture, a few tendrils tumbling out and naturally move when you do. Which means shellaquing it with hairspray so it stays in place all night is not an option. Instead, try this insider trick: hair stitching. Hair pros actually use a needle and thread to sew a hairstyle into place. It’s a surprisingly quick and easy technique that’s used to create a tousled textured that’s not supposed to look too “done up.” Here, senior stylist Graziella Lembo, of SalonCapri in Boston, shares her step-by-step tips on how to pull off this tendril-filled udpo.
Hair stitching works best on hair that has a bit of texture, so wash it the day before you’re going to style the updo. If you have to work with squeaky clean hair, then spritz them with a dry shampoo to give them a bit of “next day hair” texture. Graziella’s pick: Kerastase K Line Powder Bluff. Also, have your hair stitching needle (a large plastic, blunt needle from any craft store will work) ready, threaded with linen thread that matches your hair color. TIP: Use a colored thread such as gold or silver if you want added sparkle!
Rachel Hayes has been reporting and trend-spotting in the world of beauty for well over a decade, but hopes you’d never believe that, thanks to the hundreds of anti-aging potions she’s experimented with throughout the years. Currently, Rachel is a New York City based beauty editor, working with leading outlets such as Allure, Self, Women’s Health, YouBeauty.com and MSN’s Glo.com. Her past editorial positions include Editor-in-Chief of Daily Makeover.com and Beauty Director of Cosmopolitan. Rachel recently launched Pretty Impressed, a blog that fuses her passion for beauty and fashion with her joy of being a parent, and all the craziness that comes with being a working mom.