Samaire Armstrong Formal Straight Updo Hairstyle

Samaire Armstrong Formal Straight Updo Hairstyle

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Samaire looks gorgeous at the Elton John Aids Foundation Oscars party with this beautiful style. The back section has been softly styled back and soft tresses have been left out around the face to enhance the facial features. This style will work best on medium to fine hair types.


  • Hair Category: Formal
  • Hair Length: Updo Medium
  • Hair Elasticity: Straight


  • Gender: Women
  • Face Shape: Round, Oval, Square, Heart, and Triangular
  • Hair Density: Thin/Medium
  • Hair Texture: Fine/Medium
  • Age: Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, and 51 - 60
  • Height: Any
  • Weight: Thin/Average
  • Glasses: Suits with and without


  • Styling Time: 30 minutes
  • Products: Mousse and Moulding Cream
  • Styling Tip: Allow your stylist one and a half hours of time for hot roller setting, curl forming and pinning. This style will hold well in all weather conditions.

Styling Steps

1 . Apply Mousse

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2 . Use a Small Radial Brush

A small radial brush is used on shorter hair types to add more body or in longer hair types to create curl. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3 . Blow-dry the Back Under

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

4 . Blow-dry the Sides Under

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

5 . Tease Hair

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

6 . Part to the Left

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

7 . Lift Roots Using Moulding Cream

Apply some moulding cream to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for added body. Be sure not to use too much moulding cream at the roots as this can result in a glugy and thick uncomfortable feel.

8 . Use Moulding Cream for Texture

Apply moulding cream to your fingertips and then pinch small clumps of hair in an up and forward motion. Pinch the clumps in different directions for a messier look.

9 . Style Sides Behind Ear Using Moulding Cream

Apply a small amount of moulding cream to your fingertips, then place it at the roots above your ear and drag it through as you pull your hair behind your ear.

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