Janelle Monae Inspired Chic Updo

Janelle Monae Inspired Chic Updo

Have you ever made an unrealistic promise to yourself? Well I just made one five minutes ago; I promised myself I would stop looking at YouTube videos that have the focus on hair and hairstyles.

Five minutes later while I was not looking I saw that NaturalNeiicey put out the most amazing simplest hair style ever. This one is really up my alley because it is not complicated, it was perfect for a night out and just like that I was off of my ‘all things hair’ hiatus gee thanks girl !

Updo’s are all about innovation, that’s what makes them awesome so even though this style was done on long natural hair it can be great if you have relaxed or medium length hair as well. With that said we wanted to include some options for the same style that you can try whatever hair type or length your are sporting.

Option one

Lose the ponytail holder and create one huge French roll with a twist at the top, this can look dramatically different from the demonstration but still inspired by it none the less.  Roll and tuck the hair pinning it with bobby pins along the length of your head until you are at the very end. This is different from the video because you aren’t twisting a long pony tail but rather utilizing the hair in a different manner. Once you get to the end of the French roll you can twist the top and pin it to your liking.

Option two


Do the style while wearing mini twists of medium size twists, Twists allow you to get more control over your hair placement because your hair is more organized. Follow the same method that the video demonstrates tucking your twists neatly creating the same updo but with a textured twisted flare.

Option three

If you are rocking straight or relaxed hair a great way to put a spin on the style is to actually to again skip the ponytail holder all together. Starting from the nape of your hair start twisting and pinning until you get to the top of your head. You will notice at this point you will have some free hair that you will need to do something with. You can add perm rods to those free ends or use a heating wand to make cute spiral curly bangs. Have fun with it, and add as many bobby pins as you can to make the style neat in the areas that should be neat.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Brittanee Green

I love that…cute

Lynn Brandon Wells

pretty hair do

Wanda Fowler

I like this!

Takeisha Jeffrie

Nope try it again

Margorie Brady

Its cute don’t be a hater!!! You or me probably woulldnt be able to rock it but she pulled it off and rocked it hella good!!!

Cheris Courtney

Gorgeous.

Takeisha Jeffrie

I am never a hater but that shit like it was thrown together

Takeisha Jeffrie

Oh I could do that hair style in rock it better than everybody and anybody

Carolyn Bryant

Nice

Lateaya Woodard

Cute!

Hanna Marie

My hair crush….she has awesome yt vids

Cee Turner

beautiful hair

Germaine Nelson

cute

Shanette LaFaye Jackson

I subscribe to her tutorials on YouTube

Shirley Rodriguez

Go shanice! U always give good hair:)

Angelia Wei

so beautiful

Prince Maxwell Ansong

pretty girl

Lache Weathersby

Its cute. She is confident enough to rock it! Side note…tis the season of Christ…uplift don’t tear down….

Clevine Bornelus

love

Kay Farrell Farrell

That’s off the chain !!!