Saturday, February 12, 2011

DIY Wedding Hair: The Easy, Five-Pin French Twist: Save the Date: Weddings: glamour.com

DIY Wedding Hair: The Easy, Five-Pin French Twist: Save the Date: Weddings: glamour.com

Thinking of doing your own wedding hair, or just having a styling-savvy bridesmaid lend a hand? Here's a step-by-step how-to for an easy, trendy five-pin French twist, from Heather Packer, senior stylist at the fabulous Cutler/Redken salon in New York City.

As we've discussed over at Girls in the Beauty Department recently, French twists are totally back, after shaking off their circa-1990 lameness and loosening up a bit for today's red carpet events. And I think this mussed-up one with funky teased roots makes an awesome wedding hairstyle for a slightly trendy or edgy bride. Here's the how-to:

1. Apply a volumizing spray (like Cutler Volumizing Spray) from roots to ends and blow dry your hair with a large round brush for volume. Wrap small, random sections around a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, winding them away from the face while holding the barrel of the curling iron vertically, to create tousled curls.

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2. Starting on the top of your head, grab 1/2-inch to 1-inch sections back-comb (tease). Be sure to pack the back-combing very close to the scalp and go all the way around the head.

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3. Gently break up the back-combing with your fingertips to create a fluffy "pillow" of hair at your crown.

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4. With your hands, direct your hair into a gentle side part and smooth the hair back on one side. Secure by inserting two large bobby pins vertically up the center back of the head.

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5. Direct the hair on the other side of your head to the back and create a twist.

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6. Secure the twist with three large French hairpins (open pins).

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7. Using your hands, finish and dishevel the look according to your taste. Then set with a flexible-hold hairspray, like Redken Workforce 09.

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So there you have it. The 5-pin twist.



Read More http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/2010/08/diy-wedding-hair-a-funky-frenc.html#ixzz1DmpHXCm7

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