The Vital Role of Hair Prep: The Secret to Stunning Updos

May 09, 2024


Have you ever wondered why some updos look effortlessly styled while others fall flat?

The secret lies in the often-overlooked step of hair prep.

Trust me; it can literally be the difference between an updo that looks like you just rolled out of bed and an elegant hairdo worthy of the red carpet.


Understanding Hair Prep

Before diving headfirst into laying the foundation for easy updos, let's talk about what hair prep actually entails because without proper hair prep, your updo or hair style simply will not hold up throughout the day or style cooperatively.  

In addition, hair prep can be very time consuming.

See to it that you spend the right amount of time properly prepping the hair and don’t cut any corners to ensure the best possible outcome for your hair style.


What Goes Into Hair Prep

When it comes to hair prep, what you’re essentially attempting to do is “dry out” the hair with your products for a more cooperative canvas as a dryer hair texture holds a curl not only better but longer.  

This can be done a number of different ways.. from mousse to volume sprays, to dry texture spray and even the effect from hot tools.

All of these work to dehydrate the hair in order for it to hold a curl better, allow for a more secure foundation and ensure some really nice volume that doesn’t immediately deflate the minute you step foot outside. 🫠

My personal go-to is a combination of a volume spray and hair spray.

  • I blow dry in a volume spray at the root on freshly washed hair followed by hair spray once the hair is dry.
  • Hair sprays have ingredients in them that dry out the hair while also adding hold and shine.
  • I just go through every other section of hair with a medium to strong hold hair spray from root to mid lengths, avoiding the ends.
  • Allow the hair spray to sit for a few minutes before you brush it through.  From there, you can use your curling irons and bobby pins much more effectively, especially if you follow up with a dry texturizing spray after curling.

For more advanced hair prep for updos and styles that need to last all day or all night:  CLICK HERE ðŸ’–


Why Hair Prep Sets the Stage for Success

In the world of hairdressing, attention to detail is always key. 🔑 

Just as a chef meticulously prepares ingredients before crafting a masterpiece dish, a skilled stylist understands the importance of proper hair prep.

Whether you're creating easy updos for a casual brunch or more formal updos for a glamorous evening soirée, investing time in hair prep guarantees show-stopping results!

So, the next time you're tempted to skip this crucial step, remember – DON’T 

Now go flex on the whole event with your long lasting good af hair style!! 😍


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Hair prep is crucial for achieving gorgeous and cooperative hairstyles. 

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