How to Nail a Quick 5 Minute Up-do Using Mr. Smith

Learn how to master a simple knot up-do with Creative Director, Freda Rossidis from Mr. Smith Hair.

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In this routine Freda Rossidis, Creative Director at Mr. Smith, explains how to create an effortless up-do in just minutes. 

You’ll learn now to pull thin and fine hair back into a sleek and sophisticated up-do using some top products from Mr. Smith.

Adore Beauty are an exclusive stockist of Mr. Smith Products, carrying their range of incredible sulphate free shampoos, body wash and hair styling products.

Mr. Smith Hair Products for an Easy Up Do Hair Style




How do I style thin, straight hair?

There are many ways you can style thin, straight hair to look more voluminous, but a great option for this hair type is also a chic up-do, that’s easy to put together. 

To add extra dimension to this look, we recommend you follow our How to Create Beachy Waves Using Mr. Smith routine before this, to establish some movement and texture in the hair.

However, if you don’t have the time, this easy routine works well on its own! 

Freda Rossidis’ 5 Minute Guide to a Simple Knot Up-do:

Step 1: A leave in treatment

Step 1: A leave in treatment

Take 2-3 pumps of the Mr. Smith Leave In and run it through the hair.

Step 2: A mid-low ponytail

Step 2: A mid-low ponytail

After running the product through the hair pull it back into a mid-low ponytail, using a cling free elastic.

Step 3: Knot it

Step 3: Knot it

Simply take the hair into a knot, and repeat this action two more times.

Step 4: Twist and pin

Step 4: Twist and pin

Trist and pin the knot so it is in a bun shape. Work fast and don’t overthink it, it’s okay if it looks organic and messy.

Step 5: Make it a bit messy

Step 5: Make it a bit messy

Make the look a bit messy by pulling out a few strands from the knot.

Step 6: Go in with a serum

Step 6: Go in with a serum

Take a drop of the Mr. Smith Serum and take it through the hair, pulling our some strands as you go so the look feels natural and lived in. 

Step 7: Texturise

Step 7: Texturise

Finally, spray some of the Mr. Smith Texture Spray throughout the front of the hair.

We hope you enjoyed this routine using products from Mr. Smith, particularly if you struggle creating looks for thin and fine hair. This look can be easily replicated in 5 minutes, and can be a great way to add some diversity to your range of styles.

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