Learn How to Style the Latest Celebrity Updo Trend

The quiff (aka pompadour) was back in a big way at this year’s Oscars, and the trend isn’t dying down anytime soon (like you can keep a good pompadour down, anyway!). Fashioned on the red carpet by the likes ofRita Ora, Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett, the modern quiff  is swept back and ultra feminine, with a breezy, flirty edge.

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Here’s our take on this coveted windswept style, but with a twist. Our freshened-up version swoops into a demure ponytail complete with texture and volume. This look is perfect for a bride-to-be, a garden party or a summer escape. Unfussy and ultra glamorous, this look can easily become a part of your beauty wardrobe all year long.

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STEP 1: FORM YOUR PONYTAIL

This look is essentially achieved in two easy parts. The first part involves parting the hair at the crown, tying the front of your hair out of the way and forming a ponytail with the back half. Make sure to tease your ponytail so the look is wide and you can see your ponytail from the front. You can scrunch in a handful of whip or volume spray if extra volume is desired. We like teasing with a paddle brush. You can give your style an editorial vibe by embracing that teased look. There’s no need to brush it out.

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STEP 2: CREATE VOLUME AT THE CROWN

Tease at the crown and at the front hairline, lifting at the roots with volume spray, creating your quiff. A key technique is to backcomb from the back to the front, teasing from underneath so the top layer remains smooth. Remember: The end look is windswept, so just hold your teasing in place with setting spray. Comb out any frizz (or unwanted tease) with your fingers.

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STEP 3: MAINTAIN VOLUME AND ADD INTEREST

Push the teased front section backwards with your fingers. Twist the ends when nearing your ponytail. Twisting will help create additional lift at the crown and help hold volume in place. The lift should look effortless, not stiff.

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STEP 4: LIFT AND SEPARATE FRONT

Lift the front section with one hand while twisting the back into place with the other. Lift your roots so you give your front as much lift as possible. This is the key move in this hair dance, adding texture and height. Pin your back twist into place with hairpins, placed vertically.

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STEP 5: WIDEN TWIST

Widen your twist to create interest and volume at the base of your pony. Add more vertical pins to hold your look in place, and you’re done! Work it, girl!

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This style looks adorable from every angle. Just check out the swoon worthy moments below!

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We seriously can’t wait to rock this look at our next big event — it’s the epitome of dance worthy.

Where do you plan on wearing your quiff? Let us know in the comments below!

(hair by Maritza Buelvas, makeup by Brenda Arelano modeling by Willow Star, wedding dress by Alyssa Kristin, photography by Cassandra Eldridge

18 Hairdos That Will Transform Your Morning Routine

Let’s get real for just a sec. Most mornings, the snooze button gets priority over a few extra minutes of primping. We all know what it’s like to roll out of bed post-snoozing, only to stare into the mirror in absolute horror. You’ve got to get that mane under control. Lucky for you, we have solutions. Fast solutions. When a little extra sleep helps you get gorgeous (it’s called beauty rest for a reason) and your new warm weather hair routine only takes minutes, it’s a win-win situation. So go ahead, sleep in. With these quick ‘n’ easy spring hairdos, you can be well-rested andtotally put together. After all, it’s spring, and you deserve to feel as fresh and beautiful as the season.

1. Waterfall Braid: You could cure your spring hair boredom with a new cut… or embrace your locks and try the waterfall braid instead. Totally chic. (via How to Chic)

2. Two Minute Easy Updo Tutorial: We couldn’t believe that this hairstyle can be achieved in two minutes! Glorious things happen on the day when it only takes two minutes to look this sophisticated. (via Henry Happened)

3. Half Crown Braid: Braid a two-inch strand of hair on both sides of your head (above your ear), then angle around the back of your head and secure with bobby pins. Adorn your braids with sparkly pins, clips or flowers to add a little special something to the look. (via Hair Romance)

4. Scarf Wrapped Low Bun: Put a scarf on it! You’ve got the 60 second messy bun down to a science. Now take that bun from blah to ooh la la with a pretty printed scarf. (via The Shine Project)

5. DIY Hair Bow Bun Tutorial: It’s sassy. It’s sweet. Go ahead — sport ahair bow! This bun can be pulled together in less than five minutes. Looks like you even have time for morning coffee! (via Mr. Kate)

6. The Perfect Braided Headband Tutorial: This means the end of panic-induced searches though every drawer in your bathroom to find your go-to headband. We’re calling an end to the lost headband nonsense. Why? This tutorial shows you just how beautiful your hair can be when braided into a headband. You’re gonna love it! (via The Shine Project)

7. Tousled Top Knot: Those magical rays of spring sunshine are bringing up temps. While we’re lovin’ the sun, warmer days mean that this chic updo is going on heavy rotation. (via Beauty Tutorials)

8. Quick and Easy Beach Waves and Side Fishtail: You can use your straightener to create beach waves! Who knew? We’re tickled to discover this technique for creating easy breezy beachy hair. (via Barefoot Blonde)

9. Low Chignon Hair Tutorial: We love the look of this textured chignon. This hairdo performs best with unwashed hair and plenty of pomade product! (via The Small Things Blog)

10. Side Braided Hairstyle: Impress your friends with this uber stylish braid. This Dutch braid is basically an inside-out French braid. (via Hair Romance)

11. The Clothesline Bow: We know, ponytails can be a bit of a snooze… but this one’s anything but ordinary. Rock this grown-up-woman-approved side pony! (via Locks and Locks of Hairstyles)

12. Triple Twisted Ponytail: Ever feel like your hair has a mind of its own? When you’re short on time and the hair’s being stubborn, let it do it’s thing. Tease a little, twist a little and voila! You’re beautiful! (via Twist Me Pretty)

13. TBD Inspired Short Hair Chignon: This ‘do is great for gals with shoulder-length (or shorter) hair. We couldn’t leave out our bob-lovin’ friends! (via Bye Bye Beehive)

14. Messy Beach Wavy Curls: April showers give hair… new powers? Good news if you’re among those whose hair tends to get a bit frightful during humid weather. It’s the year of the undone hair. Mixed textures are in! Go for the tousled look (on purpose) and fret less when rain clouds start to form. Natural hair, don’t care. (via The Wiegands)

15. Put a Bow on it: A simple bow adds instant shebang to long locks. Tease hair at the crown before pulling the front back for added oomph. (via Camille Styles)

16. The Knotted Bun: Pony, twist, tuck and pin. Four simple steps and you’ve pulled off an elegant style with casual flair. Pretty enough for a wedding, relaxed enough for everyday. (via Once Wed)

17. Enchanted Garden Braid: Spring’s most gorgeous beauty trend is wearing flowers in your hair. Because, go away, winter! (via Burnett’s Boards)

18. French Braid Bun Hair Tutorial: Easy to execute. Stunningly elegant. What more could you want in a hairdo? (via Once Wed)

 Hey, ya’ll! What’s your fave new hairstyle for spring? (Share your secrets below!)

Originally posted at Brit.CO