First consider using hot rollers even if you don’t want a curl. It’s easy volume without having to work for it. If you can, then curl a few pieces on the top and sides with a curling iron.
Flip your head over towards the front. With a pick or large comb tease your roots. Tease it with small fast strokes until you feel a little nest forming at your roots. Give it a little spray using JOICO’s Ice Finisher to add a little hold.
Flip your hair back and assuming your standing position with your paddle brush smooth out your hair into your desired shape.
You can use a big bristle brush if you want to see more definition in your updo.
Start with the back of your hair and grab a piece of hair like you’re doing a ponytail. Twist clockwise bring up and put your bobby pins in. Four to six usually do it and don’t forget to criss-cross the bobby pins if you feel you need a little support in the back of your updo. Take your top piece that’s left over and twist very lightly.
Once it is secured and you have the desired height you want on the top, pin it down with 2 bobby pins. See Reese Witherspoon. Now take each side twist it back to secure on the top building into a pile. Fix your bangs and pull any front hair back that’s been left over and secure with a bobby pin.