Curly Updo Hairstyle for Natural Hair from Deirdre Clay

Ladies who stay with their natural curl pattern may feel that their choices for more elegant updos may be limited. Deirdre Clay, a professional hairstylist from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC has created a new alternative.  This beautiful curly updo hairstyle for natural hair features braided sides and a long bang over the eye also. The bang was created using a two-strand twist technique. The sides were molded out and straightened with a curling iron. The sides were then braided into a faux hawk updo in the back. The back of the hair is twisted up into the faux hawk as well. This curly updo hairstyle for natural hair will look great at any type of event and it’s designed to be very low maintenance also.

Stylist: Deirdre Clay
Salon: Wave Links Hair Studio Inc.
Model: Lynn
Makeup: Deirdre Clay

Curly Updo Hairstyle for Natural Hair

Deirdre Clay created this look with an eye toward highlighting the model’s natural curl pattern. She also created some extra flair around the faux hawk by taking two braids and running them up each side of the updo. She then twisted the hair in the back to create the faux hawk. The intricacy of this hairstyle comes from the braids around the top of the updo also. The perfectly symmetrical squares along each side give this curly updo hairstyle for natural add another level of sophistication. Finished off with a long bang that covers the model’s right eye, this look is fierce and fun at the same time.

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Low Maintenance Hairstyle

This hairstyle is very low maintenance. The model practically just needs to get up, run her fingers through her hair and go. Deirdre does suggest using an oil sheen product to add shine to the hair, like Influance’s Oil Sheen & Conditioning Spray. She also suggests a gel on the sides like Influance’s Glazed Edges. In order to handle any frizzies that might occur, and to keep your scalp well oiled, Deirdre uses  Influance’s Natural Organic Complex. These are all professional-grade at-home maintenance products that can only be purchased through licensed hairstylists like Deirdre Clay at Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC. She says that with proper care, this curly updo hairstyle for natural hair should last for about two weeks.

Using oils is important because it keeps the scalp from drying out. Dry scalp could lead to hair loss and possibly alopecia also. Proper at-home maintenance will not only protect your hair and scalp, but it will also keep this curly hairstyle looking salon fresh. Deirdre has created a beautiful natural hairstyle with flirty curls and a peek-a-boo bang that keeps your hair healthy as well.

Introducing Deirdre Clay from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC

Deirdre Clay is an international educator, platform artist, and salon owner. Her work has been featured in some of the nation’s largest black hair publications for over 20 years. Dee, as she is affectionately known, has a reputation for creating hairstyle trends using a variety of cutting, styling and coloring techniques also. While a session in Dee’s chair is a prized possession, her advanced education classes are just as sought after. This curly updo hairstyle for natural hair is a great example of the type of work Deirdre Clay is known for. Dee can be reached at Wave Links Hair Studio Inc., located at 5114 Yadkin Rd., Suite – 136, in Fayetteville, NC. Give Dee a call at (910) 864-8777. We think you’ll be glad you did.

These Products Were Used to Create This Curly Updo Hairstyle for Natural Hair

Influance Oil Sheen & Conditionig Spray

Influance Oil Sheen & Conditioning Spray

Get maximum style control and restore the natural body with this sheen enhancer.

Influance Glazed Edges

Influance Glazed Edges

Tame those flyaways with this non-sticky formula for firmer, healthier-looking edges.

Influance Natural Organic Complex

Indulge in this organic scalp therapy to replenish natural oils to promote hair growth.


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