What are some cute ways to pull your hair up and still show off your curls?

GabriellaArielGabriellaAriel Posts: 10Registered Users
I have to wear my hair up at least 4 days a week because of my uniforms. In my class A's I have to keep my hair up and off my collar and in my Class B's I only have to pull it back.

What are some cute ways to pull my curls back and still show them off?

I have medium length layered 3a curls. Thanks! =)
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  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    this isn't anything new, but I pull my bangs back with bobby pins into kind of a puff, and then pull the rest of it up into a high ponytail with a scrunchy that matches my hair color so you can't see it, and let the curls fall all around it to cover up the scrunchy...
    then I pin a flower or two up into the side of the ponytail curls....it always feels cute without making me feel like I have a lazy slouchy pony.
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  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    :scratch: I'm no help. I have no clue. I never wear my hair up. :dontknow:
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  • kimmiisankimmiisan Posts: 46Registered Users
    I clip my fringe back and to the side and then basically just grab the back of my hair, twist it up and clip it with a big pretty clip.. Leaving some ringlets out at the front (because some layers aren't long enough to get in the clip) :)
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  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    This is about as far as I go with putting my hair up:
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    Janet ~ Northern NJ
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  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I love the way your curly bangs look Janet!
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  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Ok, I don't belong in the 3a section -- just browsing, you guys have stuff I can relate to here! -- but I just wanted to second what Lucky Charm said. Your bangs look phenomenal, RacerWife! How on earth did you get your bangs to curl so perfectly like that? I can't stop looking at that pic -- they're incredible!!!!! :D
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  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    RacerWife7 wrote: »
    This is about as far as I go with putting my hair up:
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    Love those 2 curls in the front, this is cute! And this is a great thread, but we need more pics! I'd like to see the other creative ideas too! More, more! :blob8:
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  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    this isn't anything new, but I pull my bangs back with bobby pins into kind of a puff, and then pull the rest of it up into a high ponytail with a scrunchy that matches my hair color so you can't see it, and let the curls fall all around it to cover up the scrunchy...
    then I pin a flower or two up into the side of the ponytail curls....it always feels cute without making me feel like I have a lazy slouchy pony.

    Spaghetti:
    We need pics with the flowers. Sounds cool.
    Hair type: 2c/3a ii, medium/coarse, desert hair
    Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
    Conditioners: CJ Beauticurls Argan Oil, Tresemme
    Leave-In Conditioners: CJ BCLI
    Deep Conditioners: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, SS DDMT
    Stylers:
    KCCC
    Holding Gels: CJ Curl Queen
    Pomade: Jane Carter N&S
    Hair Likes: agave nectar, oils of any kind


  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    :) I just saw this...I"m such a moron when it comes to posting pics...I plan on getting my teenager to help me while I'm on vacation next week, so I'll def get him to take a pic of my flower pony. :)

    Janet...more kuddos on your bangs!! woo hoo!!
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  • possiblyshrinkingpossiblyshrinking Posts: 25Registered Users
    I like to go to sleep with it in a high (slightly wet) ponytail, and when I waked up it's used to being like that, I put the ponytail up high, and my bangs down on one side. I always get compliments on it. One thing to remember is not to brush/comb away the little bumps on the head where the hair is pulled back. Huge ones means you need to redo the pony, but large-ish ones should just be lightly pinned with a bobby pin, while small ones should be left alone.:wav:
  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    :) I just saw this...I"m such a moron when it comes to posting pics...I plan on getting my teenager to help me while I'm on vacation next week, so I'll def get him to take a pic of my flower pony. :)

    Janet...more kuddos on your bangs!! woo hoo!!

    Thanks!! :) ...Can't wait to see that flower pony!!! :D
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
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    What I used in this photo:
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  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    haha, now that I re-read that, it sounds like a little girls toy...Flower Pony.

    Maybe that will be my My Little Pony name. (sorry, I'm sick this am, and my head isn't thinking clearly. haha)
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  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    :laughing4::laughing3::thumbright::laughing6: ...I love it!
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
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    What I used in this photo:
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    Styling: CJCQ
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  • generositytgenerosityt Posts: 245Registered Users
    RacerWife7 wrote: »
    This is about as far as I go with putting my hair up:
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    c6f42f22.jpg

    Total bangs envy! and hair envy too! :happy2:
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    In love with my curls, love love love
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    Gel: LA Looks sports gel for high humidity days.


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  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    Thank you, generosityt! ...I'm still at odds with my bangs. And they haven't looked that good since that day and never looked that good before. LOL! So, it's still a struggle. ;)
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
    Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
    My Picasa Album
    What I used in this photo:
    Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
    Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
    Styling: CJCQ
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Can you do a "half-up", where you take the hair loosely back from your temple area or ear area and hold it in the back of your head with a pretty barrette or other small clip? That is one of my fave styles and I think it looks great on almost everyone. I like when the hair is pulled back loosely, so the wave/curl pattern isn't stretched and lost.
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  • aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
    Spiralli wrote: »
    Can you do a "half-up", where you take the hair loosely back from your temple area or ear area and hold it in the back of your head with a pretty barrette or other small clip? That is one of my fave styles and I think it looks great on almost everyone. I like when the hair is pulled back loosely, so the wave/curl pattern isn't stretched and lost.

    This is what I do too! I like it that it looks good on short hair, long hair, nearly everyone can pull it off. I have a lot of problems with the hair that falls around my face, but the back of my hair is consistent, so this style helps me hide the weirdo hair in the front.

    Might I add, Flexi 8 hair clips work wonderful for any updo/hair up with curly hair? Just sayin' :lol:
    Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

  • acardooacardoo Posts: 12Registered Users
    I like to do this:
    Just pull all your hair back loosley in a low MESSY bun, but keep your bangs(if you have them) and a little strand on the opposite side down. Curl the strand & straighten your bangs. Add a flower if you feel like it! :)taylor-swift+BM+hair.jpg
    3a/Curlley;Wavey.

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  • ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
    What do you consider "medium length"?
    I'm sure you have a lot of options. One thing I never do is brush my hair back when I'm putting it up or pulling it back. I just pull it back and do a little raking with my fingers to fix any huge lumps. This keeps the texture of the curl on the part against your head.
    My hair is very long, but I have some pics on my blog (link below in my sig) that might give you some ideas. (I'm sorry I can't give you direct links right now)
  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    Here's what it looks like when I USUALLY pull it back. I use either bows like these (I buy them on Etsy) or medium-sized octopus clips (or whatever you call them)
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    Janet ~ Northern NJ
    Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
    My Picasa Album
    What I used in this photo:
    Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
    Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
    Styling: CJCQ
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  • alwaysaangelalwaysaangel Posts: 55Registered Users
    On recommendation of my stylist (I mentioned that I always just wear my hair down or ponytail with little variation)...I am working my way through the book Strictly Curls.

    I really like it. Gives quite a few options to get your hair back/up/out of your face. Of course, so far I cannot manage to make it look nearly as good as the pictures in the book. But right now I usually try to do it before going to the gym so it doesn't matter if it really looks good or not. Eventually I hope to be skilled enough that I can just do one of the styles in the morning real quick on 1st or 2nd day hair and be done with it.
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  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    Hi Racerwife!

    Your hair looks SO good!! Would you mind sharing the name of the Etsy seller you are getting those bows from. Those are INCREDIBLY CUTE!!!

    I also love your family necklace...I have the same one in a family of 5. I get tons of compliments on it and rarely take it off!!

    Thanks!!
  • thescholarthescholar Posts: 20Registered Users
    I do my hair like this a lot


    But I make my bump about half that size.
  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    jlpmom23 wrote: »
    Hi Racerwife!

    Your hair looks SO good!! Would you mind sharing the name of the Etsy seller you are getting those bows from. Those are INCREDIBLY CUTE!!!

    I also love your family necklace...I have the same one in a family of 5. I get tons of compliments on it and rarely take it off!!

    Thanks!!

    Thank you! The girl I buy from most often on Etsy is LittleCutieCakes - here: View Hair Clips by LittleCutieCakes on Etsy There are a LOT of clippie sellers on Etsy. And, for the most part, they're all pretty accommodating as far as custom orders and things like that. But, I really like the style and quality of Erica's work as well as the awesome customer service. If there's something you're looking for - a particular style or color, for example, she'll make it for you. All you have to do is message her and ask. :)

    Thanks again! ...And I love my family necklace, too. <3 It's my favorite! :)
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
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    What I used in this photo:
    Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
    Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
    Styling: CJCQ
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  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    Thanks for the info, I'll definitely be ordering. You are right, there are tons of sellers on Etsy for this kind of thing! I get overwhelmed when I look, but now I am happy to have a reliable testimonial for a seller! Thank you so much!! Off to shop now...
  • RacerWife7RacerWife7 Posts: 895Registered Users Curl Novice
    HAHAHA! Happy Shopping! :)
    Janet ~ Northern NJ
    Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity
    My Picasa Album
    What I used in this photo:
    Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish
    Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish
    Styling: CJCQ
    th_d963586e.jpg
  • slivolaslivola Posts: 372Registered Users
    racerwife- I love your curly bangs and also how you pull them back with the bows.

    About the half up, half down look some of you posted about- I like that look, too, and it's quick. I've attached a pic that has two different looks.
    1) Crazy updo. Essentially I take a hair comb (you know, those generic ones from goodie) and pull my hair back on one side, then the biggest hair clip I can find and kind of twist my hair in the back, clip it vertically in the back to hold it up and then let the ends go all over the place on top of my head.
    2) The tamer look (darker pic of the back of my hair) is when I only leave a few curls in front and then take all my hair in the back and twist it really tight like a french twist and then tuck all the ends back under the twist. Probably used about 15 bobby pins to keep that one together. Then I added a comb in the back to make it look dressy (I was going to the opera).
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  • MJLoveMJLove Posts: 70Registered Users
    Slviola, I LOVE the crazy updo! You look incredible in it. :) Wish my hair was long enough to try it!
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  • slivolaslivola Posts: 372Registered Users
    MJLove- wow, thanks so much! Your hair is a great length for updos because you will have so much volume. Mine is getting a little too long that sometimes the ends kind of look stringy when I do that crazy style. When my hair was your length, I used to use one of those bigger goody hair combs in the back to hold it up and that worked great. Kind of smooth your hair upwards underneath and then put the comb higher up near your crown horizontally (so the teeth of the comb are pointing downwards and the top/flat part of the comb is on top). Then I loved how all my curly ends looked kind of like a halo around my head.

    This is what I do now a lot when down and also when I wear it up or back in a ponytail- I wear a side part and then the side with less hair goes up in a comb. Sometimes I wear a natural color that doesn't show, but I've also glued on some shells and have one that looks kind of like straw flowers (see attachment).
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    with 3b)
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    Low Poo
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    Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
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    Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Here's my go-to updo. Wet or dry, at work or in sweats - this do always makes me feel "done" enough.
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    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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