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Beauty 101: Summer Updos with Lux Salon

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It is just a tad bit hot and humid outside and unfortunately there is no sign of relief in the near future. Good hair days can be hard to come by on hot summer days, so we went to Lux Salon here in Baton Rouge to get the low down on a couple of simple summer updos that will have you looking fabulous (and cooler) in under 10 minutes!  We were lucky enough to get Shae Juge, a stylist and expert on updos to show us her favorite easy looks! 

Whether you are going casual or need a more dressed up look, these updos will complete any look without the time or stress!

Updo One: The Quick Bun

  1. First start by teasing the base of your hair all over a section at a time.
  2. Once the hair is fully teased, smooth out hair into a high ponytail.
  3. Once you have your high ponytail, you will want to use a hook ponytail holder and hook the first hook in the back on the ponytail and then wrap the band around until tight and secure the second hook in the hair.
  4. Take the ponytail and tease again, the more you tease, the bigger the bun you will be able to achieve.
  5. After teasing, smooth the pony on top and take your hair and twist into a bun.
  6. Once the bun is formed, secure ends with bobby pins around all sides of the bun. 
  7. Pull a few flyaways out around the face for a soft look.

*Tips- Never open your bobby pins, just stick them straight in.  They will hold better this way!  If you want a messier bun look, simply don't smooth your ponytail out before making your bun!

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Updo Look Two: Low Braided Bun 

  1. Part the front section on your hair from front part to behind the ear.
  2. Smooth the rest of the hair (leaving the front section that you just separated out) into a low ponytail.
  3. At this point braid the ponytail into a regular simple braid and secure with a clear elastic band.
  4. Take the separated section at the front and tease at the base for volume.
  5. Smooth slightly and bring the front section of hair to the base of the ponytail and secure.
  6. Spray to hold in place.
  7. Pull the front section ever so slightly to loosen around the face.
  8. Twist the braided ponytail into a bun shape and pin the the base.

*Tip- You can slightly curl the front loosened section if you have layers that come free for a dressier version of the updo.  Spray hair liberally with hair spray to hold.

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The next time you are headed out the door and you know humidity is going to ruin your hair, just throw your hair up in one of these simple summer updos and avoid the crisis altogether!

A big thanks to Shae and all the folks at Lux Salon for showing us these great summer updos and for the hospitality! If you are in need of a cut, styling, or spa day, visit them at their salon on Highland Road. Once you visit you'll understand why we love it so much! From their luxurious and cozy waiting room to the genuine and knowledgeable staff, everything is just perfect!

Keep Dreaming,

The Rodéo Girls

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