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Products and supplies you need:
- Head band
- Curling Iron
- Bobby Pins
- Small elastics
- Kenra #25 volume spray
- Kenra #13 medium hold spray
- Kenra Dry texture spray
- Kenra texture powder
- Kenra working wax
We love step by step images as you never have to hit pause or replay. If you have any special events coming up this Upstyle will be perfect.
Make sure your hair has not been washed the same day ! Clean hair is never ideal especially if you have fine slippery hair. We love second day hair so you may wash your hair 24 hours prior to styling. Prepping the hair is the most important part of a style ! We used from root to end going section by section Kenra Dry texture spray to help give the hair more grit We then used Kenra texture powder going in sections on the root to help with volume and lift . Believe it or not texture will help the bobby pins grab the hair better and help it be more secure.
Section your hair into 4 sections. Top, two sides, and leave the back to play with. These sections do not need to be perfect so just do your best !
Now you may take medium-small sections and curl your mid-lengths to ends. We just want to help smooth the ends to create some structure. Spray each section with Kenra #25 super hold hair spray. When not doing up styles on a regular basis please use a heat protection spray. For this look we want a firm and secure hold so once and a while hair spray and heat is permitted just please watch and feel the hair at all times.
Now use your fingers once the curl is cool and break up the curl a bit. We aren't looking for perfection here.
Secure into a low ponytail. It does not need to be tight and smooth. Just ensure it is tight enough to feel secure . Make sure it is placed on the side you want the majority of your hair.
Now move to your side section that is furthest away from where your ponytail sits. We will braid this section towards the face. Spray Kenra #13 working hair spray to help secure the braid and any loose ends.
Move to the other front section and Use the same 3 strand braid technique but directing hair towards the ponytail/away from the face.
Move to the top/crown section and begin back combing to create some height. You may even want curl the ends to smooth them out just like that back section.
When back combing think about how you want the hair to lay. We went on an angle to keep it soft and have the braid lay easily over top of this section . Always pick the side with the most natural volume.
Once done leave this section aside for later.
Find your headband and place underneath your ponytail. Secure the top of the head band with a clip so it doesn't move while styling.
Begin wrapping hair from the ponytail under and around the headband and securing each step with bobby pins moving from one side to the other. You may cross your bobby pins in a X formation to ensure a more secure feel.
Once your back section is secured begin to bring back your top/crown section. This section will come back and around the headband the same way the pony tail did.
Now begin wrapping your braids accordingly. We even pulled apart the braids a bit so it didn't look so perfect and placed.
Now you can pull out small pieces to add some bohemian interest. Once you pull them out you may curl!
Voila you are done !
We hope that you found this post informative and fun! Now start your version of this great look.
Huge thank you to our Model Alicia Hickman and Photographer Karen Chernecki for making this tutorial possible!