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Summer Hair Updos at McAllister

Jul 31, 16 • NewsNo Comments

Yulia’s Hair Styling Tips

McAllister’s amazing stylist, Yulia Tyan, took a little time last week to give us a quick lesson on how to style a few eye-catching simple summer updos.

These step-by-step instructions will help you create a fun summer hair style that suits you just perfectly.

And as always, if it doesn’t quite work out like the pictures, Yulia is available Wednesday-Sunday to recreate these hairstyles (and many more) in no time at all.

Simple Upstyle

This quick updo is great when you have only a few minutes to spare and are headed out into the summer’s heat!


This updo starts with clean and dry hair. If it’s been a day or two since your last shampoo, KMS California’s HairPlay Dry Touch-Up is an instant, weightless surface conditioner that instantly revives dry or overworked hair and is a perfect first step to prepare the hair for this hair style.

KMS California’s HairPlay Dry Touch-U


Section your hair into 3 sections (as pictured).

Step 2: Bridal Updo Separate Hair Into Three Sections

STEP 3 – Create a ponytail using the central section and tie it in a knot over.

Step 3: Bridal Updo Ponytail

STEP 4 – Then, create a second single ponytail using other two sections and knot over.


STEP 5 – Use these two ponytails and knot them over until you reach them the ends.


STEP 6 – Pin as needed and desired.


STEP 7 – To finish this hairstyle, finish with KMS’ HairStay Anti-Humidity Seal and KMS’ HairPlay Playable Texture.


Braided Flower Bun

STEP 1 – This style is super quick and takes less than two minutes, provided you know a basic plait and how to create a Dutch braid.

Start this updo with a Dutch braid on a small side section creating a loose and casual braid. Secure this braid with a clip at the end.


STEP 2 – Then, create a loose plait braid using all of the remaining hair. Secure the end of this braid with an elastic band.


STEP 3 – Wrap the loose plait braid around itself, creating a beautiful section that resembles a flower, and pin it in place with Bobby pins.


STEP 4 – Then take your Dutch braid from the side and and wrap it around the flower-shaped bun. Secure with Bobby pins. Don’t forget to tuck the ends in.


STEP 5 – To finish the this braided updo, again finish with finish with KMS’ HairStay Anti-Humidity Seal and KMS’ HairPlay Playable Texture.


Braids & Braids & Braids

The team at McAllister has some incredible braiding skills. Destiny, Yulia & several others have a true passion for hair styling. Whether you are looking for something just like what you’ve seen here, or you have a photo you want recreated, the hair stylists at McAllister can make it happen. Here’s a sampling of some recent work showcased on our Instagram.

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