WHO: Actress Quinta Brunson
HAIR BY: Celebrity Hairstylist Alexander Armand for Olivia Garden
INSPIRATION: For Quinta’s stunning look, we wanted to go with a classy, chic, yet edgy bun. I wanted to play off her dress, mimicking the fabric with her bun by creating height and flare.
TIPS/TECHNIQUE: I prepped the hair by washing and conditioning Quinta’s hair with Shampoo & Conditioner to infuse strength, hydration and smoothness—the perfect foundation for the look. Next I used the Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion Hair Dryer with the Olivia Garden NanoThermic Large Paddle Brush to blowout Quinta’s hair with speed and efficiency. Then I went in with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion High Performance Professional Flat Iron at 455°F degrees to achieve a super sleek finish.
Once the hair was straightened, I applied Hair Gel throughout for strong, yet flexible hold and brushed the hair up into a sleek ponytail with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion Supreme Boar Bristle Brush. With the ponytail established, I twisted the hair into a sculptural bun, leaving a few pieces out. For these pieces, I used the Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion 5/8" Professional Travel Flat Iron to create a wispy, fanned out shape that mimicked her dress and gave the final look an edgier feel. To finish, I applied a few light sprays of the Oil for maximum shine and moisture.
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