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Last-Minute Party Hair Ideas: Big-Tease Updo

30/12/2010 19:28 | Updated 22 May 2015

Still haven't got your New Year's Eve party look sorted? We asked Richard Mannah, Toni & Guy Artistic Director to show us how to create an easy but elegant updo to see out the year in style.

Watch the video of the look being created then check out the gallery below for the step-by-step instructions on how to create it at home.

If you prefer a more natural, undone look, check out our guide to creating a mussed-up bun.

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Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Starting with the back work some mousse through the hair to create texture help manipulate the hair and have more control

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Blast-dry the hair to dry the mousse in and create the texture we want.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Use a bristle brush to blow-dry the hair section by section to create a smoother, more polished finish but without being super-straight as you still want to work with that distressed texture.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Take a triangular section of hair from the front taking it from the corner of the brow to just in front of the crown on both sides. Twist this section loosely and hold it out of the way with a section clip.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Backcomb the rest of the hair section by section using a comb, starting at the roots and working out to the ends.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Pull the hair back into a high ponytail at the crown, hiding the hair's natural parting. Secure in place with a bungee elastic (a strip of elastic with a hook on each end). Hook one end into the base of the ponytail, wrap around tightly and then secure the other hook back into the hair.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Create a high bun by tucking the ends of the ponytail under and securing to the underside of the ponytail base with pins.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Remove the section clip from the front of the hair and backcomb the roots to create height. Smooth over with a comb, twist the ends of the hair then secure under the bun with pins.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

Remove the section clip from the front of the hair and backcomb the roots to create height. Smooth over with a comb, twist the ends of the hair then secure under the bun with pins.

Easy updos for the party season: The big tease

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