Simple Regency Updo

It is best to start with slightly damp hair, since it holds curls better and is easier to work with. If you have fine or flyaway hair, I recommend using a bit of lightweight styling gel to keep strands in place! If you do not have naturally curly or wavy hair, you can curl it ahead of time or sleep in pincurls.

Pull hair back into a loose ponytail at the neck. Twist the ponytail up the back of the head, just like you are starting a French twist. Secure the twist at the bottom, middle and top with bobby pins, leaving “leftover” hair alone for now.

Take the remaining curls and arrange them artistically on top of the head, securing with bobby pins to keep the updo from falling down. What starts out looking like a mess will turn into a lovely hairstyle with a little artful pinning and arranging.

Ta-da! You now have a beautiful Regency hairstyle. Before long, you’ll be able to create this hairstyle in less than a minute — it is so easy!

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  1. On December 3, 2008 at 8:43 am, Carolyn wrote:

    Thank you so much for this, I have it bookmarked and use it all the time! Beautiful hairstyle.

  2. On December 15, 2008 at 9:52 am, Robyn wrote:

    I adore this hairstyle!! I wore it with my Regency dress to a costume party, and it was so easy and looked great. I love that it can be worn everyday as well; it’s so pretty!

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