Beauty Spotting: How to Get Perfect Valentine HairBy emilyc • Jan 29th, 2013 • Category: BEAUTY, CELEBS, Hair
Valentine’s Day is one of those days that requires lots of outfit planning and a glamourous new hairstyle. Wow your date with these two easy-to-do looks, and if you don’t have a date, that’s fine because at least you’ll be looking like Megan Fox and/or Kate Hudson.
The Bouffant Ponytail
1.) Separate your hair into two sections, top and bottom, and pin the bottom half off to the side and out of the way.
2.) Using a strong hold hairspray, generously spray the underside of the top section.
3.) Using a fine tooth comb, gently begin teasing the hair on the top section. The idea is to create ample volume and a canvas for the bouffant.
4.) Once your hair is teased to the height you desire, flip the section back and release the bottom half of your hair that was pinned off to the side.
5.) Using a small brush comb the teased area into the shape of a ponytail while grabbing the bottom half of your hair and pulling it all up into one ponytail.
6.) Secure with an elastic band that’s in a similar hue to your hair color for easy blending.
7.) To finish the look, spray the entire ponytail with a strong hold hairspray. Try Kerastase’s Double Force for a long-lasting finish.
1.) Prep hair in the shower by using a curl-boosting shampoo and conditioner.
2.) On towel-dried hair, apply a volumizing product to ensure that your locks will cooperate once you dry and style them. Blow-dry, scrunching hair with your hands to add extra texture.
3.) Once hair is dry, use a 2-inch barrel curling iron to add waves to your locks. Take small sections of hair and curl them around the iron instead of rolling the hair up to your head; this will create a looser, wavier-style curl.
4.) Use your fingers to further loosen the curls and create a piece-y, more effortless feel to your hair.
5.) Finish the style with a strong hold hairspray. Kerastase’s Double Force is your go-to for a lasting look.
These tips are courtesy of top hairstylist Marc Harris. Visit one of his 3 Boston salons or check out his website!
emilyc is Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.
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