See below for step-by-step tutorial
Hair Stylists Danielle Keasling & Nanci Lee
Photographer: Mark Hansen
INSPIRATION: For the Rachel Zoe Spring/Summer 2019 presentation, the inspiration for the models came from the ethereal style of the collection. Each look featured the right amount of subtle volume and wave with airy deconstructed braids to complement the Rachel Zoe designs.
STEP 1: I started Gemma with dry hair and began to brush her strands out with the Olivia Garden iDetangle Brush to get rid of any unwanted knots. I then sprayed a generous amount of the volume Spray all around Gemma’s crown and face to create texture. Next, I started to blowout Gemma’s hair using the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer. As I was blow drying, I used the Olivia Garden EcoHair Brush to continue to create volume around Gemma’s face. Since we wanted to make sure there was enough texture throughout Gemma’s hair, I sprayed the Dry Shampoo to even out softness and volume.
STEP 2: Once Gemma’s hair was fully blown out and had enough volume, I use a ¾ inch barrel curling iron and slowly wrapped pieces of hair around it while letting them down gently with my hands to create messy waves. I then applied a small amount of the Dry Shampoo Texturizing Paste into the palms of my hands and began to add it to the crown and back part of Gemma’s hair to reduce any frizz. I used the Olivia Garden Style-Up Folding Teasing Brush to ensure the product was evenly distributed. Once Gemma’s waves were complete, I gathered her hair into a low ponytail and secured it with a thin elastic right at the back of her neck. Once the ponytail was secured, I started to twist a few pieces of the pony tail creating a lose knot right above the nape of neck. Since we wanted this look to feel effortless, I made sure to leave a few stray pieces that would fall naturally. To finish off the look, I sprayed the Hairspray all over to ensure hold throughout the night.
STEP 1: Start by blow drying hair with the Ceramic + ion Hair Dryer.
STEP 2: Use the CarboSilk Comb to section hair 1” from hairline and 1/4"-1/2” away from scalp.
STEP 3: Use Double Clips to create as many sections for hair extension and place them in a brick lay pattern. Use soft cutting-techniques to blend the hair extension into all pieces of natural hair.
STEP 4: To create a natural wave, apply hair spray and let hair set naturally.
STEP 5: Start braiding random sections of hair towards the middle of the crown. Then apply a small amount of hair spray on the ends of the braids and backcomb gently to keep braids in place.
STEP 7: Using a flat iron, apply light pressure in a tapping motion from top to bottom of the braid, creating heat throughout each braid. Let braids cool and begin to separate them gently with fingers. Keep some braids intact and pull some strands out working through section by section to create more crimp. Then apply a small amount of hair spray to any smooth flyaways.
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