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quick elegant updo

Charm your way onto the guest list with this easy yet elegant wavy hairstyle.

Make this wavy hairstyle your go-to look and achieve complete elegance with ease. Pair soft waves with a half up style for a glamorous look, the perfect option for your next party or big event.

Achieving this look with a polished salon-quality finish is a breeze. Let ghd be your styling guru and help you craft gorgeous twists and twirls in this updo how to. We’ll show you how to create soft, glamorous waves, bring enviable shine to your locks and finish the style with a touch of embellishment.

Learn how to get wavy hair and get that enviably elegant look, with this ghd step-by-step guide.


Here’s how to create easy elegant waves


1. Prep hair with curl hold spray

2. Section off your hair

3. Use styler to create soft waves

4. Alternate direction of the styler

5. Repeat throughout

6. Loosen curls with comb

7. Twist to the side and pin in place

8. Complete with embellishment


step one: Prep hair with curl hold spray

Before you start styling, lightly mist your dry hair with ghd curl hold spray. This will help your waves stay locked in for longer once the style is complete.

step two: Section your hair

Section your hair into two layers, clipping the top half of your hair out of the way.

step three: Use styler to create soft waves

Take a one inch section of hair and place it between the plates of your ghd platinum® styler at the root. Twist the styler 180º away from your face and glide it to the ends.

step four: Alternate direction of styler

Move to the next section and once again place the plates at the root. Twist the style 180º but this time in the other direction to create alternating waves.

step five: Repeat throughout

Repeat these alternating waves throughout both layers of hair until all the hair is curled.

step six: Loosen curls with comb

Soften the curls to create smooth waves by using the ghd detangling comb. Gently comb from root to tip to achieve sultry, glamorous waves. Once finished, tousle the style to create movement.

step seven: Twist to the side and pin in place

Take a one-inch section of hair from the front of your head and twist it away from your face. Pull the twisted hair back above your ear and pin it to the back of your head.
Tip: Use your hair to conceal the pin for a flawless final touch to your look.

step eight: Complete with embellishment

Add a little adornment to this style for a final look that pops. Fasten a sparkling clip at the back of your head for extra glamour or weave some flowers into your twist for a natural vibe.
Tip: Create eye-catching shine and spritz the final look with ghd final shine spray.

Emanate cool, easy elegance and flex your styling abilities with this half-updo. A simple twist combines with soft waves for a quick and easy hairstyle you can turn to for any occasion. Create this wavy hairstyle yourself with the help of this ghd how-to guide.

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