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Finding the right hairstyle is often a challenge when attending a special event or just looking to change up your look. One option that is always flattering and on-trend is the pineapple updo. This style is named after the pineapple-like shape that it creates. The pineapple updo is a great option for those with natural or curly hair, and it can be dressed up with hair accessories to create an eye-catching look. Here is a guide to the pineapple method and five stunning pineapple updo options that are perfect for that special occasion.
The Pineapple Method
The pineapple method is a great way to gather and hold curls for a styled look such as an updo. This method is generally used on natural or curly-haired individuals, though those with straight hair can also benefit from it. To begin the method, the hair should be damp. Then, add some curl-defining product to the hair, such as a spiral definer or curl styler. This will help to enhance the shape and hold of the curls.
After that, gather the curls at the top of your head as if creating a “pineapple” shape. Secure the gathered curls with an elastic band, and then spray the hair with a light holding spray. For those with curly hair, this method is an easy way to give their hair the perfect shape. For those with straight hair, this method gives them the ability to add texture and styling to their updo.
Now that you have the basics of the pineapple method, let’s take a look at five pineapple updo styles for your next special occasion. The pineapple updo is an excellent option because of its stylish and versatile look.
Half-Up Braided Bun
For a classic look, the half-up braided bun is great. To begin, gather the top section of your hair and divide it in two. Start a simple braid with the two sections and secure the end with an elastic. Tie both the elastic and the bottom half of the hair up into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Style with hairspray, adding hairspray to the braid and bun to help hold it in place.
The twisted bun is an easy and elegant updo for every hair type. Start by putting the pineapple shape into your damp hair. Then twist the back half of the hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins. For an added touch, use a couple of small buns or curls to bring some texture to the style or you can use a few flowers to bring a touch of color.
Another beautiful style is the twisted chignon. Start by creating the pineapple shape then, grab the back of the hair and twist it until it is all the way around. Secure it with an elastic band and bobby pins. This is a great style for all hair types, as it adds texture, volume and drama to the look.
Twisted Halo Braid
This style is perfect for a special occasion such as a wedding. Begin by creating pineapple shape, and then create a halo braid around the entire head. Secure the braid with bobby pins and then spray with a light hold hairspray. To finish the style, twist the rest of the hair up into a bun and secure with bobby pins. This style will make any look extra special.
French Braided Updo
For a more formal look, the French braided updo is perfect. Begin by creating the pineapple shape and then devide the hair into two sections. Secure the top section out of the way and French braid the bottom section. Gather the braid up into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Then, unclip the top section and wrap it around the bun, securing it at the base. This style is not only beautiful, but will stay in place all day.
The pineapple updo is a great option for any special