Daniel Roldan debuts the newest STITCH style in his how-to series, the relaxed updo. With a few well-placed braids, you’ll have elegant curls for your wedding or prom—without the hassle of bobby pins.
You can make this style as tight or as loose as you want, depending on the feel and the look you’re going for. Prep the hair by micro crimping every other section and then curling. Watch our video to see more detail.
1. 2 inches from the hairline, braid a halo on the parietal ridge to the center back on each side. Secure with elastic. Repeat the same technique on the occipital ridge.
2. Interlock hair underneath the occipital braid and lay against the braid. Anchor it down with a piece of hair. Repeat and loosen up as needed.
3. Interlock hair above and below the parietal ridge braid and anchor with the same technique.
4. Cinch ends of waves with a small tendril of hair. Relaxed Updo is complete!
Color by Jennifer Llanas: Color Sync 3VV with equal 5VV 10 vol. with 6RO 10 vol. from mid-lengths to ends.
Watch our video on how to get the look below: