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Easy Updos For The Christmas Party: The Undone Twist

04/01/2011 17:03 | Updated 22 May 2015

Check out part one of our guide to easy updos you can do at your desk, to take you from the office to the office Christmas party.

First, up we asked Richard Mannah, Toni & Guy Artistic Director, to show us how to create a mussed-up bun; a look that's glam without looking too formal.

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

For more party hair inspiration, read our celebrity guide to retro glam hair.

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Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

Use product to prepare the hair. Here Richard used label.m Volume Mousse, £10.95, to add texture to Camilla's hair and make it easier to manipulate.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

Next, blast the hair with a dryer to dry the product into the hair and get rid of any crispy texture.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

In preparation for tonging, lift the top section of hair out of the way with a section clip.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

To create a soft wave in the hair - as opposed to a structured curl - use large-barrelled curling tongs and curl the hair in quite big sections, about one-and-a-half inches wide.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

To create added volume at the crown, work the tongs through the roots of the hair in the crown area.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

Once you've completed every section you should be left with a head of structured waves.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

The look should be soft and undone, not formal and wedding-like, so deconstruct the waves with your fingers.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

As Camilla's parting went quite far back, Richard brushed out and back-brushed the hair at the crown to blend in the parting and create subtle volume.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

Gather the hair back into a ponytail and secure in place using a bungee elastic (a strip of elastic with a hook at either end). Hook one end into the base of the ponytail, wrap the elastic around nice and tightly and then hook the other end in to secure the ponytail.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

Hide the band by taking a section of hair from the top of the ponytail and wrapping it around. Pin in place and then mist with hairspray while blasting with a dryer.

Easy updos for the Christmas party: The undone twist

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