French Braid Updo Tutorial

As promised, here’s the tutorial to go along with the Sedu Clipless Iron that I used, which I did the review in my last post. With the shortness of time that day, I did my makeup beforehand, but will list what I used below tutorial. The inspiration from this tutorial stemmed from Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movie where she had three sections of french braid on top of her head, which was then pulled back into a ponytail. I took this a step further to create an elegant updo from it.

I actually did this tutorial about three years ago, but accidentally over-wrote the file, so no longer have it to upload when I moved everything over to new channel. I decided to go ahead and redo the tutorial, but this time in better quality and the techniques were done a little differently regarding the updo. I hope you all enjoy!



NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Urban Decay Naked Palette
(Virgin, Sin, Naked, Hustle & Creep)
L’oreal Linear Intense liquid liner
Flamingo mascara


R&R blush in Bedroom


MAC’s cremesheen slim lipgloss in Woo Me


Small elastic bands
bobby pins
Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray
Garnier Fructisse Sleek & Shine
Anti-Humidity Hair Spray

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  1. looks great Mel! match that updo with a wedding gown… perfect =)