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    Short Hair Updos

    Short hair updos the messy side bun or the quiff in less than 5 minutes!

    Short hair updos like this cute hair style above, reminds me of a 30’s flapper coif with a hint of California boho and a twist of controlled funky hair styles all put into one! It just takes a little bit of ingenuity and maybe thinking outside the box to come up with these cute ideas for short hair updos!

    Britney asks:

    I have medium length hair with long layers, just touching my shoulders, and I’m not very good at styling it. I basically wear it one of two ways, smoothed with a hair dryer, round brush and touched with a flat-iron, or scrunched and air-dried to work with my natural wave. I want to find an easy short hair updo but haven’t a clue what to do with it – can you help?


    Our friends at have lots of quick and easy video tips on updos, hairstyles, makeup and fashion. Here is a great 2 minute video on “How to get a quick messy side bun” which is done on medium length hair with layers – perfect for you! (Check out their site for more quick how-to’s.)

    The ‘Quiff,’ is a quick and easy short hair updo!

    Kelly asks:

    I recently cut my hair short, a crop cut with longer layers and love it but, I pretty much style it the same all the time. I wear side swept bangs and just tuck it behind my ears. Any suggestions on a new cute way to style my short hair would be appreciated.


    Here is your perfect makeover Kelly! The quiff is a hair style that has been reborn, changed up a bit of course, but it goes back to 50’s and earlier with these famous celebrities! The quiff is a perfect way to make an short hair updo, and the beauty of it is it can look, modern, funky or elegant – your choice!

    For more great looks check out my Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles and Braid boards.

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    Short Hair Updo for Spring Break

    Short Hair Updo for Spring Break

    How to Take a Updo with you to Spring Break Even if you Have Short Hair
    “Short Hair Updo Hairstyle for
    Spring Break”

    American Salon magazine and The Doves Salon, bring us this “really cool” updo hairstyle for short hair, just in time for spring break!
    I was lucky enough to talk with Christopher Dove, renown hairdresser and colorist, to get the low-down on how this short hair up-do was created. Christopher and Sonya Dove, owners of The Doves Salon in Santa Monica, Ca., were the former creative directors for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons and are the current creative directors for the North American division of Wella.

    This short hair up-do, as you might suspect, was enhanced with clip on hair pieces. “We actually used a few clip on hair pieces and cut them to different lengths, to create this short up-do hair style,” Christopher said.

    They colored the hair using multi-dimensional lighting in the hair to create, “layers of light.” Koleston Perfect, by Wella was the color line used. The hair extensions are by Remi, the 909 exclusive collection, European hair. This European, human hair, is top of the line and highly noted for its durability, silkiness and smoothness.

    Although “clip on kits” are available to the public, there are at least a couple of reasons you may want to have a reputable hair care salon do the selection for you. . . color matching and customizing or the cutting in of your piece(s) to blend and enhance your hairstyle.

    Hair color matching is extremely important, if you want a natural look . . . and who doesn’t? The beauty of good quality human hair pieces, is that they are much more durable than synthetics and can be colored or high lighted to blend with your own. Also, as in the above up-do, human hair can be curled or straightened with an iron and will hold up to heat styling. Synthetics will melt with heat and are unable to be colored or permed.

    Christopher also made the point that the clip-in pieces come in standard lengths and need to be trimmed in order to be customized to your hairstyle. “We do a considerable amount of business with extensions for weddings and other special occasions.”

    If you are going to invest in extensions it will pay to have them matched correctly for you.If you can tell extensions are extensions . . . I suggest you look for a salon that is experienced in working with extensions. A reputable salon will guarantee a right match for you and that’s not easy to come by on your own.

    Ladies, you may want to consider clip-ins for those special occasions that call for fabulous hair! If you get the right pieces to begin with, you will be set for many hairstyles and soiree’s to come!!

    All products used for this hairstyle were by, Sebastian
    • Liquid Gloss – used before drying to add slickness.
    • Trilliant – a two-part product, a gloss and hold, used before flat-iron or curling iron
    • Halo Mist – mist as a light finishing spray

    The Doves Salon
    The Doves Salon, Santa Monica, Ca.
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