Classy? Chic? Edgy? Whatever style you’re going for, you can always count on updos to give you that extra boost of confidence. But if you’re anything like us, you know that creating the perfect updo can be challenging. There are so many hair tools out there, and it’s hard to know which ones are worth your time and money.
To save you some headaches, Nubi Hair has compiled a list of hair tools that are essential for intricate updos. Check them out below!
1. Blow Dryer
We all know that a good blowout is critical to any great hairstyle. But did you know that a blow dryer can also be helpful when creating updos? Use it to help smooth flyaways and create a sleek base for your updo.
Be careful not to overdo it, though. Too much heat can damage your hair, so use a heat protectant before you start blow drying.
The Nubi Hair Blow Me Away
The tool has a high-performance pan and a long cord for convenient use. It’s also easy to clean because of its removable end cap. Now, there’s no need to tinker long to get your blow dryer spotless again. High performance and convenience!
2. Curling Iron
A curling iron is another hair tool that can be helpful when creating updos. You can use it to add volume and texture to your hair, making it easier to style. You can go for waves or tight curls, depending on the look you want.
Again, be careful not to overdo it with the heat. Use a heat protectant and start with lower temperatures if you’re unsure. You can always increase the heat if you need to.
3. Hair Straightener
If you want to create an updo with sleek, straight hair, you’ll need a hair straightener. Use it to smooth flyaways and create a polished base for your updo.
Contrary to popular belief, updos don’t always have to be super neat. Sometimes a little bit of messiness can add to your look. If you’re going for a more undone updo, you can use your hair straightener to create some bends and waves. Just make sure not to overdo it!
The Nubi Hair Straight Up 1.25″ Ceramic Straightener
Like the other Nubi hair stylers, the Straight Up 1.25″ Ceramic Straightener can give you a salon-quality updo within minutes! It’s convenient and easy to use.
This straightener is gentle, giving you soft and shiny hair without the static and flyaways.
The Nubi Hair Soft N’ Straight 1.25″ Ceramic Styler
You can use the Nubi Hair Soft N’ Straight 1.25″ Ceramic Styler flat iron to curl, straighten, or flip your hair. It has a satin and ergonomic grip and 360º swivel cord for your convenience. It also has 1.25″ floating plates that make it resistant to snags.
The Nubi Hair Sleek Control
The Nubi Hair Sleek Control is a one-of-a-kind styling iron you can use to wave, straighten, or curl your hair. It has floating tourmaline plates that distribute heat evenly to give you that frizz-free updo.
It has a 360° swivel cord for convenience. You can style your hair without worrying about tangling the cord! This tool is also lightweight, meaning you won’t have any problems bringing it on your next trip.
4. Hair Brush
You can’t possibly make an intricate updo without using trusty hair brushes. Hair brushes detangle hair, tame flyaways, and style your hair the way you want.
Whatever style you feel, from a sleek updo to a messy bun, hair brushes can help you achieve it.
You can use different brushes for different hair types. But if you want a versatile hair brush that can work on any hair type, then we recommend this:
The Nubi Hair Simply Sleek Brush
The Simply Sleek Brush isn’t like any other brush. It has five adjustable temperatures to help tame your hair. It also comes with a swivel cord, allowing you to use it how you want!
This tool can help with all hair types, from wavy to curly and fine to full.
5. Pin Tail Comb
The pin tail comb is one of the best hair tools for creating intricate updos. It can help you part, detangle, and style your hair.
This comb is a must-have for anyone who wants to create chic updos.
It works well for updos that need precision, such as French twists and chignons. You might mistake the pin tail comb for a rat tail comb because of its similar shape. But the two combs serve different purposes.
A rat tail comb is flimsier and only for styled hair, while a pin tail comb is sturdier. You can also use it on damp or dry hair. The pin tail comb also has a thinner and pointier end, making it perfect for creating updos. You can make precise and clean partings with it.
6. Teasing Comb
The teasing comb is another hair tool you need to create an updo. It can help you add volume and texture to your hair.
Teasing your hair is an essential step in creating many updos. It can help you achieve that chic, voluminous look.
But beware, teasing your hair too much can damage it. So be gentle when you use a teasing comb.
7. Hair Ties
You can’t have an updo without hair ties! They help keep your hair in place while creating your intricate updo.
Not all hair ties are equal, though. Some hair ties can cause breakage, while others can damage your hair. The different types are:
- Hair ties – made of cloth, these hair ties are gentle on your hair and won’t cause breakage
- Coils – made of springy wire and excellent for keeping your hair in place but can cause breakage if not used carefully
- Elastics – made of elastic, which can cause breakage if not used carefully
So, what’s the best hair tie to use for an updo? We recommend hair coils! They’re gentle on your hair and won’t cause any damage.
You can also choose one based on the updo type you want. If you’re going sleek, hair coils are the way to go, but elastics are best for a messy updo.
Hair pins are hair tools that are often overlooked but essential for creating updos. They help keep your hair in place and come in handy when creating complex styles. Your updo won’t stay in place for long if you don’t have hairpins.
There are different types of pins.
The most common are bobby pins, hair forks, and hair combs. Bobby pins are the most popular type of hairpin. These clips are cheap, and they come in different sizes. Hair forks are more expensive, but they’re great for creating updos that need a lot of hairpins.
Hair combs are the least common type of hairpin. They’re not as strong as bobby pins, but they’re less likely to slip out of your hair.
If you want that extra flair, you can also use hair clips with chic designs.
9. Hair Clips
You can use hair clips to add volume, texture, and style to your hair. They can also help keep your hair in place while creating an updo.
There are different hair clips, from metal hair clips to plastic hair clips. But the best hair clip to use for an updo is a metal hair clip!
Metal hair clips are strong, durable, and won’t break easily. They’re also great for adding volume and texture to your hair.
10. Hair Spray
Hair spray is a must-have tool for anyone who wants to create an updo. It helps keep your hair in place and prevents flyaways.
There are different types of hair spray, from aerosol hair spray to pump hair spray. The best hair spray to use for an updo is a pump hair spray.
Pump hair spray is more expensive than an aerosol hair spray, but it’s worth the investment. It’s easier to control, and it doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy.
The Nubi Hair Styling Spray
To Wrap Up
Updos are a great way to style your hair. But they can be tricky to create. That’s why you need the right hair tools. With the right hair tools, you can create any updo you want. And you don’t have to be a hair stylist to do it!