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Easy Hairstyles For Fascinators: Barrel Curl Updo

Updated on March 19, 2013

How Do I Fix My Hair To Wear With a Fascinator?

Have you always wanted to wear a fascinator but didn't really know how to do your hair? This barrel curl updo is an easy hairstyle for those of you who are just getting your feet wet in the world of fascinators.

But does it really matter how I do my hair?

Yes, it does! Fascinators are great fashion accessories. However, just like if you wore navy blue shoes with a black dress, you can be a walking fashion disaster wearing your hair in a way that doesn't accentuate your fascinator.

The trick to wearing fascinators without looking like you have something growing out of the side of your head is to wear your hair the right way.

For bigger fascinators, you typically need to have voluminous hair. Curly updos are perfect for these. Try a curly updo for your next hairstyle.

Smaller fascinators look great when "nestled" in your hair.

Not in the mood to fuss with your hair? There are great fascinators that can even be worn with your hair down.

Once you've got a few hairstyles in your arsenal, you can wear just about any fascinator that strikes your fancy. If you are making your own fascinators, you will want a hairstyle as unique as your creation.

Don't be shy, give a fascinator a try!


A Simple Hairstyle Requires Simple Tools

This hairstyle requires an awesome team: a firm ponytail holder and a great set of bobby pins.
This hairstyle requires an awesome team: a firm ponytail holder and a great set of bobby pins. | Source

What You'll Need For This Hairstyle

Basically, you only need two things to accomplish this hairstyle: a ponytail holder and a set of good bobby pins.

Use any ponytail holder that is not bulky. If your hair is fine or you don't have much hair, bulky ponytail holders can show, ruining your hairstyle and the fashion statement you were trying to make.

Also, be sure to use a ponytail holder that will hold your hair securely. Your ponytail is the base of this hairstyle. If it starts to slide, it's taking everything else with it.

Bobby pins are another story. If you have thick or long hair, you should really use the two inch pins. These are the ones I mainly use. Trust me, they work. As you can see I have very long hair. These pins keep my hair in place all day, even if I'm really active.

If your hair is fine or short, then the standard small pins are sufficient for you to keep your hair in place.

However, one thing to remember is to buy bobby pins that are close in color to your hair. They make bobby pins to go with all different hair colors, even gray. Don't ruin your pretty hairstyle by wearing black pins when you're blonde or brown pins when you're gray. Bobby pins should be unnoticeable in your hair. You don't want people to say, wow, she did her hair very pretty, but she sure did use a lot of pins!

Also, always remember when using bobby pins to cross them. If you only use one, your pin is going to slide out. If you pin another one on top of it, it locks it in place and the pins will hold your hair until you take it down.

The Proper Equipment

Black Premium Roller Pins
Black Premium Roller Pins

These roller pins from Sally's are the best pins I have found to keep my long, heavy hair in place. I've tried a lot of store bought pins, but they always lose their shape and grip. These are awesome. I've had the same pins for a year and they are still just like new!

 
Black Premium Bobby Pins
Black Premium Bobby Pins

These pins are great if you have fine, thin, or just not much hair. I use these when I have to hold just a small amount of hair in place. They are of the same quality as the roller pins. They don't lose their shape or grip. They're still just as great as when I purchased them.

 

Fascinators Which Would Work Well With This Hairstyle

What Fascinators Can I Wear With This Hairstyle?

The beauty of this hairstyle is that it is easy to do and it looks great with a variety of fascinators. If you like to wear big fascinators, it looks classy and sophisticated. If you want to wear a smaller fascinator and let your hair be the showcase, this hairstyle gives the fascinator a little "nest" to rest in.

Always try on a variety of styles of fascinators. You will be surprised how quickly your look can change by simply changing your fascinator, all without changing your hair!

You Can Wear Small Fascinators

Smaller fascinators look great with this hairstyle.
Smaller fascinators look great with this hairstyle. | Source
This hairstyle works well with smaller fascinators because your hair gives the fascinator a "nest".
This hairstyle works well with smaller fascinators because your hair gives the fascinator a "nest". | Source

Or Large Ones

Larger fascinators can be worn with this hairstyle as well.
Larger fascinators can be worn with this hairstyle as well. | Source
By keeping your hair dramatic in the back, it complements the drama in the front.
By keeping your hair dramatic in the back, it complements the drama in the front. | Source

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    • Abbyfitz profile image
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      Abbyfitz 4 years ago from Florida

      Wow, thank you so much. I'm glad I could enlighten you!

    • J.S.Matthew profile image

      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is a really great Hub that explains the process of preparing your hair to wear a fascinator! (which I had never heard of before reading this) Awesome video tutorial and great photos . This should be a Hub of the Day! Nice job. Voted and shared...

      JSMatthew~