We have the top hairstyle trends that can be created using classic products such as Finesse and Aqua Net, created by celebrity stylist Jim Crawford (also the Lead Hairstylist on the new hit show Project Accessory) – (Scoop! these are the looks you’ll be seeing on the Red Carpet this upcoming season.)
Crawford gives the “how-to” breakdown on three must-have hairstyles.
First Look: The Bow
“For an incredible variation on a bun, try a bow! Instead of looking like a ballerina, look like a princess,” says Crawford. This chic and elegant style can easily be achieved with these simple hair how-tos from Jim:
Step 1: Start with dirty hair – it will allow hair to lie flat against your head and the natural oils will keep it shiny. Comb hair into a low ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Make sure the ponytail looks sleek and smooth by setting it with a strong, reliable hairspray like Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hairspray #3
Step 3: Cut a piece a string, about 1 foot long and grab a friend to help!
Step 4: Make sure the ponytail is combed flat, then grab the end of hair and pull to the top of your crown.
Step 5: Have a friend wrap the piece of string under the ponytail, pull it over the ponytail and tie a knot to create the first loop.
Step 6: Put your finger horizontally above the knot and let the end hang down over it to create the second loop.
Step 7: Finish off the look by tying another knot to secure the bow!
Step 8: Hairspray, hairspray, hairspray! Apply a second coat of Aqua Net Super Hold Hairspray #3. Your hair should feel stiff, so that it will hold the style; leaving you with a shiny, feminine look.
Second Look: The Messy Braid
The Messy Braid is one trend that the stars have been rocking from season to season. “This style is a juxtaposition: soft and pretty at the face, but the back of the head should a beautiful disaster with twisted, intertwined texture,” says Crawford.
Step 1: Use Finesse Self Adjusting Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner to ensure hair is washed and well conditioned. Comb wet hair with a wide toothcomb, or your finger (it will leave your hair looking more natural) and allow hair to air dry or use a diffuser.
Step 2: Flip your head upside down and break apart the piecey strands, while lightly spraying Finesse Self Adjusting Hairspray on the middle the shaft to the ends and then scrunch your strands.
Step 3: Toss your hair back right side up and then toss your hair to both sides of head and spray with Finesse Self Adjusting Hairspray and scrunch the strands, holding the hairspray 10-12 inches away from your head. You want the middle to the end of your hair a little rough but not a tangled mess.
Step 4: Now that your hair looks like you just came out of the dryer, pull your hair back off your face without using any combs or brushes
Step 5: Start braiding your hair on the top of the crown, making sure your hair is close to the sides of your head, near your temples. The back can be loose and messy. Spray Finesse Self-Adjusting Hairspray to the braid as you near the nape of neck to hold the look.
Step 6: Secure the braid at the nape of neck with a rubber band and let the rest of your hair fall into a ponytail. Leave the ends as they are, or tease them to make the style more full.
Third Look: Beachy Waves
“This is a great look to compliment striking makeup. When wearing strong looks on the face, you don’t want to look like you stepped out of Dynasty, so your hair should be softer and messier,” says Crawford.
Step 1: Use Finesse Clean + Simple Shampoo and Conditioner to ensure clean hair.
Step 2: Part your wet hair in the center (this is a trend to follow!), making sure it is a clean part. Collect 10 – 15 bobby pins or clips.
Step 3: Towel dry your hair, adding 2 golf ball sizes of Finesse Self Adjusting Mousse on the ends, then massaging it in the rest of your hair
Step 4: Blow dry hair upside down without a brush
Step 5: Create large pin curls by grabbing a 2 inch section of hair, spray Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hairspray # 3 from roots to ends, then roll the strands from the ends around your finger, securing it at the roots with a pin.
Step 6: Repeat around your head
Step 7: Let hair set for 20 minutes
Step 8: Take out pins and run fingers through the hair
Step 9: You should have flyways and texture throughout!
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