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Hair Tutorial: Julianne Hough's Twisted Updo

You may have admired Julianne Hough's talents as an actress, singer, and dancer. This American star has plenty of talents. We are also intrigued by her exquisite hairstyling. At home, she prefers undone hairstyles, but classy events see Julianne wearing quite stylish hairstyles with fancy details. Step by easy step, we show in our hair tutorial how to style Julianne Hough’s relaxed but festive twisted updo

Julianne Hough started her artistic training in dance, singing and acting at the tender age of ten. Her career did not take off in a meteoric blast, but started in 2001 with a rather small role instead. Her part in the first part of the "Harry Potter" movie was so small that she was not even mentioned in the credits. After eight long years however, her prize-winning performance in the US American dance show "Dancing with the Stars" paved her way to fame. In the same year, she also made her highly successful singing debut with her album "Julianne Hough".

Julianne Hough is now a cherished guest and admired star at international gala events. Her training helped her to develop her own style, including her hairstyle. If you think that her twisted updo would suit you as well, there is no law against copying the hairdo! It is quite simple to style this braided updo. Here is how it is done:

The Tools Required to Style the Julianne Hough Twisted Updo

Include light hair wax or gel, styling mousse as well as plenty of hair grips, bobby pins and hairspray.

Hair Tutorial: The Julianne Hough Updo

1. First partition your hair from the forehead to the crown of your head into three equal strands, one in the middle and one on each side. Each strand should be about 2 ½ inches long and wide.

2. Loosely braid and twist the middle strand over your forehead sideways and toward the back. The twisting is done by looping the top strand of the braid once around the braid strand, which you first picked up above the forehead. Keep braiding and twisting to the back of your head. Secure the end of the braid with a scrunchy and keep it in place using a hair slide or clip. You may also like to use some bobby pins to hold the braid in place.

3. Now pull the side strands back tightly. Light hair wax or gel may help you keep the side hair straight. Twist the ends of the side hair and fix the twisted ends with hair slides or bobby pins.

4. Tease a centre strand of hair on the crown of your head using a styling comb or brush. This centre strand is styled in the final step. For the time being, simply keep it out of the way with a hair clip.

Julianne Hough's Twisted Updo

Julianne Hough's updo consists of several intertwined twisted hair strands

5. You are now ready to style the remaining hair in the back of your head. Start on top by taking an about 1 ¼ inch wide strand of hair and twist it into a mini chignon. Keep on twisting and curling the remaining hair into twisted mini chignons, which must be secured with hidden bobby pins. As you go on forming these mini chignons, the hair in the back will start looking like a nest.

6. Now that you are finished twisting and curling little mini chignons (which should look like tiny curled snakes), you are ready to place the already teased strand of hair on the crown of your head. This top hair should be draped sideways over the top part of the mini chignon nest. Bobby pins or hair slides help you accomplish this and provide the necessary hold.

7. Plenty of hairspray keeps all the hair elements in place.