Here are a few more looks that I created for ULTA’s Fall/Winter Collection featuring styling alternatives for both long and short hair. These styles can easily transition from a day at work to an evening out or holiday party. Enjoy!
Look 1 and 2(Top Left and Bottom Left): Rough dry hair with a nozzled blow dryer and your fingers until about 85% dry. Take a flat brush to the bang section and start drying the bangs, moving your brush back and forth and up and down concentrating the air at the roots until dry. This will ensure a natural fall of the bangs allowing you to go from look two to look one easily.
Starting at the nape of the neck, take 2” horizontal sections and dry each section with a large boar bristle round brush. Use the brush to control each section by working from the roots outward making a C-motion with your arm and the brush as opposed to rolling the hair onto the brush. Make sure to increase the elevation of each section as you work up the head. Once the back is complete work the sides in the same manner with 2”-3” horizontal sections until complete. Take a small amount of texturizing cream emulsify into the palms of your hands and rake through ends with your fingers. Finish, by misting the hair with a light holding hair spray.
Look 3 (Bottom Middle): Sprinkle a generous amount of Redken Powder Grip 03 powder into already dried hair. Next, using a flat boar bristle brush, cushion the hair thoroughly. Then, gather the hair into a loose high ponytail at the crown of the head. Twist the tail of the hair around and tuck it inside and secure with hair pins. Complete the look by molding and shaping the hair with your fingers leaving an airy texture to the final shape.
Look 4 (Right Side): Smooth all the hair into a low side ponytail just behind the ear and fasten with an elastic band. Braid the hair from the elastic band to the ends of the hair and secure with a sturdy elastic band. Next snip the top elastic band out of the hair (be careful not to cut any hair out in the process). Once the upper band has been removed grab a few strands from the tip of the braid and hold them taught, use your other hand to push the braid upward against the strands your holding (with your other hand) creating a blousing effect. Using your fingers and Redken Fashion Works 12 gently ruffle the braid to give it a soft modern end result.
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While short hair is more consistent you tend to be limited in styling variations. Here are some versatile options.
Look 1 (Top and Bottom Left): Rough dry the hair up to 50% dry. Then, use a Mason Pearson paddle brush and in a wrapping motion brush the hair around the head as to not pull out all the curl but refine the texture from roots to ends. Dab a small amount of Redken Argon Oil into your hands and ruffle through the hair for shine followed by a small amount of Redken Tousle Whip for a piecey textured finish.
Look 2 (Top and Bottom Right): Defuse hair until dry. Take a 1” curling iron and pick up each curl as it naturally falls and wrap it around the curling iron for a few seconds, let the curl drop and repeat until entire head is curled for a defined finish. Next, emulsify a small amount of Redken Curvaceous Ringlet into your hands and scrunch into hair for separation and shine. Finish with a light holding spray, Redken Fashion Works 12.