More and more brides are requesting half up/half down looks now, so it’s important to find new ways of approaching this style. Ruth Roche, Global Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, shares a technique that creates a textured pattern pinned around the head to look like garland.
It’s elegant, feminine and would look gorgeous with fresh flowers woven through for an ethereal feel.
(1) Spray damp hair with Pureology Pure Volume Instant Levitation Mist and rough dry.
(2) Set using Pureology Colour Stylist Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray and a 1 and 14 inch curling iron.
(3) Lace the crown area with a Pureology Stylist Styling Comb where volume should sit (create a cushion at the base and leave the ends free). Also create a cushion about 3-4” down where pins will be placed.
(4) Twist the top section and push back towards the top to create volume for the shape and pin.
(5) Lave some hair out around the face and then take a large section and place a small elastic about 3” from the base creating a small ponytail. Split that hair in 2 and then reach through and pull the hair through to create a twist, grab a few pieces of hair from the section and push back towards the top to create an interesting flower/bubble in the hair. Continue down the section 2-3 more times, depending on length.
(6) Pull the section back and pin under the twist created in Step 4.
(7) Repeat Step 5 and 6 on other side.
“This look has the best of both worlds, it’s kind of up, kind of down, and the texture is more interesting than a traditional braid,” adds Roche. Look for other tips and tricks on www.ruthroche.com