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Goody x Target: The Easiest Updo EVER

Goody x Target: The Easiest Updo EVER

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I love trips to the salon, but sometimes my busy lifestyle doesn’t allow for leisurely visits to get my hair professionally styled. On a normal day, I’ll typically blow dry my hair and occasionally run a straightening or curling iron through it. For more formal occasions that call for an updo (or when I’m having a not-so-great hair day), my favorite style is quick, easy, and requires only two products: a hairbrush (Goody Clean Radiance Oval Cushion Brush) and elastic bands (Goody Ouchless Elastics). Both of the featured products can be found at your local Target store.

Hair Tutorial: The Easiest Up-do!


The Goody Clean Radiance Oval Cushion Brush has copper bristles that reduce natural buildup that is produced over time, leaving hair more healthy-looking and radiant.


Goody’s Ouchless elastics are perfect for this updo because they are secure, comfortable, and won’t pull/snag your hair. There is a rainbow of colors to choose from, and I selected the package with mint colored elastics for a fun spring look.


Step 1: Run a hairbrush through your dry hair to smooth and detangle any knots.


Step 2: Gather a section of hair at the crown of your head and secure in a ponytail with an elastic.


Step 3: Use your fingers to separate hair above the elastic into two halves.


Step 4: Pull the bottom of the ponytail through the gap of hair created in the above step.


Step 5: Pull the ponytail ends to tighten the twist.


Step 6: Gather the next section of hair starting above your ears and repeat steps 3-5.


Step 7: Create a ponytail at the nape of your neck with all your hair.


Step 8: One final time, repeat steps 3-5 and secure the lower ponytail tightly.


Step 9: Tuck any remaining hair underneath the updo. If you have longer hair, consider leaving the ends free or twisting it into a bun.


Voilà! A simple, chic, and stylish updo with no fuss.


Stop by your nearby Target to pick up a Goody Clean Radiance Oval Cushion Brush and Goody Ouchless Elastics so you can easily recreate this look! Save 20% off any Goody hairbrush between 3/13-19 using the Cartwheel app. Please keep checking the Target Cartwheel for more Goody Offers.

Cheers to a great hair day!


  • Sevi

    March 7, 2016

    I have this brush and its my absolute favorite product to use. Now if I can be patient and actually let me hair grow out…. 🙂

    • Stephanie Drenka

      March 8, 2016

      Haha– I need to use it a little more I think to notice results, but I’m liking it so far!

  • Brooke

    March 7, 2016

    Love this pink wall and you!

    Brooke du jour

  • Valery

    March 7, 2016

    Love this cute tutorial! Maybe I can try this out….in a few months once I’ve got a little more length 🙂

  • Bridget

    March 7, 2016

    Agree with Brooke! This pink wall is everything! And I’m going to need to try that hairstyle!!

    • Stephanie Drenka

      March 8, 2016

      Thank you!! Holden gave me a hard time when I wanted to paint the office this color… but so worth it!

  • Denise

    March 8, 2016

    I remember rocking a similar hairstyle when I was younger! Time to bring it back and make it go trending again because it’s super cute and Spring-y! #client

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