Couture Strands

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

1 of 11 Alex Beauchesne

Explore the artful trends of classic revamped styles fit for an exhibition in a museum
By Crystal I. Cunningham

High Hat
For over the top bangs, you can achieve this voluminous look by using bobby pins to hold the curls and maximize the hold with Ojon Plump and Hold Root Lifting Spray.

2 of 11 Alex Beauchesne

Pump up the volume and sizzle the frizz for a show-stopping look. To get this look, blow hair out with a blow dryer and style as desired with Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Glossing Polisher for shine.

3 of 11 Fabrice Trombert

Add style and pure sophistication with this classic updo by using hairpins to keep it in place and top it off with Luster’s Pink Holding Spray for optimum shine.

4 of 11 Haitem

Take a turn with a few twists and what do you get? An alternative take on a moderately traditional style. To style the French Roll, put hair into two separate ponytails, twist, pin with Goody hairpins and go!

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Who says bangs are boring? Look chic and sassy with a large bang. To get the look, roller set hair using Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother for ultimate smooth control.

6 of 11 Haitem

Look fashionable and hot in this whimsical dream of luscious locks and fancy curls. To secure the look, dab fingertips with KMS Hair Play Styling Grit to sculpt curls and let dry.

7 of 11 David Roemer

Swirls and swoops create a mystical look too pretty for words. Slick on some shine with a pomade like Motions At Home Salon Care Sculpt and Twist Creme to mold the hair. Secure bun with hairpins to keep in place.

8 of 11 Kate Orne

Big hair is always hot no matter what time of year. Get this saucy look with the right ingredients. To achieve this look, crimp hair from the middle to the tips, then tease with a Swissco Hand Finished Tail Comb for extreme volume.

9 of 11 Fabrice Trombert

Want to add style and architectural design to your locs? Try braiding and twisting your locs and placing them into a trendy updo. Use African Pride Braid Sheen Spray for shine.

10 of 11 Fernando Milani

Who says sultry can’t be stylish? Maximize your style by incorporating a bevy of teased curls for extreme volume and adding on asymmetric bangs for shape. Finish with Joico JoiMist Firm Maximum Hold Finishing Spray.

11 of 11 Toshi Tasaki

To get this fresh take on the classic twists, first separate hair into two sections and twist hair into separate knots on either side of the head. Keep hair hydrated with African Pride Braid Sheen Spray with Tea Tree and Peppermint Oil.

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