One of my favorite hair styles on the Golden Globes red carpet this year was Julianne Hough‘s edgy take on a twisty updo. With her pretty, ball gown style dress this ‘do was complimentary and classic with just the right amount of youthful playfulness. Julieanne’s hair stylist, Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon, was happy to share just how she created this work of hair art. Warning, it’s a bit more intricate than it looks at first glance.
One of the first things I noticed about the style was how beautifully clean and bright Julianne’s blonde hair looked. This was because Julianne’s Hair was washed and prepped with UNITE’s BLONDA Shampoo and BLONDA Condition. The special formulated shampoo and conditioner brighten the tone of blonde hair. Next UNITE 7SECONDS Condition was used on Julianne’s locks not only to detangle and condition the hair, but additional 7SECONDS Condition was applied to help to make the hair super clean and slippery to ensure that some hair fell out to add to the final edginess of the look.
Post-shamppo, UNITE EXPANDA Volume was applied 1-3 inches from the roots to give maximum lift and volume. Next, hair was dried and brushed using UNITE Pro-System 74mm Round brush. Once hair was dry, UNITE EXPANDA Dust was sprinkled throughout the root area on the top of the head. UNITE EXPANDA Dust is packed with ingredients and starches that help add extra volume and hold to hair. Then to begin styling, Riawna started in the back, using small, horizontal sections on the top of the head, backcombing the hair 1-2 inches from scalp to create instant volume. She then continued forward to the hairline leaving out the final front section. The final backcombed “mohawk” was clipped out of the way.
This look didn’t stop with the prep though. Along the sides, Riawna slightly teased the hair for added texture and volume. Then a soft, natural parting in the hair was made on both sides near the temple area and each side was split into a top and bottom section. After being separated, each section was twisted into the back towards the nape, made into a mini ponytail and pinned. Finally the edgy, mohawk style was finished at the top by twisting the hair within the front 3 inches of the top section over towards the left and pinning it in place. The second section was then alternated to twist toward the right side and pinned in place. The alternating sections continued until the top section was complete creating a “twisted mohawk”. Once hair was set in the general form, Riawna sprinkled more UNITE EXPANDA Dust on areas that still required more texture, then pulled the hair slightly with fingers and rubbing it together she created whispy strands. Any good red carpet look needs a bit of hairspray and shine spray, Riawna used UNITE SESSION-Max Hairspray for extra strong hold to last all evening and UNITE SHINA-Mist for high-gloss shine.