Day To Night Hair

Day To Night Hair
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 17, 2012

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Make the most of your undone set. Sculpt it into a mohawk. Pull individual stand-up pin curls (imagine you are wrapping hair around an invisible roller and pinning it at the base) up toward the crown and secure with bobby pins. Don’t worry about the curls; the pins are intact in the middle of hair, where they count.

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When it’s time to get ready, remove all bobby pins from hair. Hold head upside down (regardless of your hair length) and loosen curls with a wide-tooth comb or fingers. Flip hair back and fix wayward curls with a curling iron and spritz with a hold spray.

STYLING TIP: Avoid the urge to constantly fix or touch your hair. It causes curls to drop and frizz.

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Start with a pretty ponytail. Secure hair with a hair bungee, and use bobby pins for any loose strands. Hair too thick for a bungee? Use small hair combs.

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Release ponytail and refresh curls by spritzing hair with a defrizzing leave-in conditioner or curl definer. For manageability, part hair from ear to ear to create two sections. With a hard-bristle brush, brush the lower section forward and the sides up, until you have a curly bouffant at the crown. Secure with a bungee pin.

STYLING TIP: To keep this style intact while you finish getting dolled up, tie the back and sides down with a silk scarf.

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Play your bob straight or give it a little bump for day. Add longer pieces to produce a sexy side swoop or a straight blunt look.

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Part bangs down the middle and clip in colored pieces. They’re temporary, so have fun. Choose blond or go with blue hues to create edge. Use a flat iron to make spiky straight pieces throughout. Finish the look by applying pomade or styling wax to the tips of your hair to hold the pieces.

STYLING TIP: Use clip-on extensions to experiment with the shape of your bangs too.

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Release ponytail and refresh curls by spritzing hair with a defrizzing leave-in conditioner or curl definer. For manageability, part hair from ear to ear to create two sections. With a hard-bristle brush, brush the lower section forward and the sides up, until you have a curly bouffant at the crown. Secure with a bungee pin.

STYLING TIP: To keep this style intact while you finish getting dolled up, tie the back and sides down with a silk scarf.

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Make the most of your undone set. Sculpt it into a Mohawk. Pull individual stand-up pin curls (imagine you are wrapping hair around an invisible roller and pinning it at the base) up toward the crown and secure with bobby pins. Don’t worry about the curls; the pins are intact in the middle of hair, where they count.

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Start with a pretty ponytail. Secure hair with a hair bungee, and use bobby pins for any loose strands. Hair too thick for a bungee? Use small hair combs.

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Play your bob straight or give it a little bump for day. Add longer pieces to produce a sexy side swoop or a straight blunt look.

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