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HOW-TO: Crimped and Curled Tri-Texture Looks by Rafe Hardy

posted by | January 2, 2014 | 10:14 AM

It’s not uncommon to spot classic movie-star waves on the red carpet, but with detailing across the front as a visual point of interest. This blending of trends inspired Rafe Hardy, Artistic Creative Director for Sexy Hair, for this MODERN photoshoot where long-haired models emerged with intense texture offset by crimping or a braided headband.

With his fellow Sexy Hair stylist Nadirah Volpe, Hardy conceived these looks as a way for stylists to offer versatility to long-haired styles without cutting.

“Texture is a fun way to enhance longer hair and there are so many things you can do besides a ponytail and your typical upstyle. Once you get a good set in there and you have that foundation, versatility becomes much easier. Clients can wear the hair so many different ways. She can do first day, then expand the texture on the second day and on the third day, pin it up.”

One model received a faux-fringe of braids while the next had tri-texture—crimp, curl and braids.

PRODUCTS & TOOLS:

Stylers: Soy Touchable Hair Spray, Soy Paste Pomade, Soy You Want Flat Hair Thermal Protection Hot Iron Hairspray, all Sexy Hair

Irons: Hot Tools Curling Iron 5/8th barrel, Sam Villa Texture Iron, Cermic Tools ¾ inch

Nails: My Vampire’s Buff, Witch is Witch, My Very First Knockwurst, all OPI

CREDITS:

Hair: Rafe Hardy

Assisted by: Nadirah Volpe

Photography: Robert Lynden

Make-up: Inessa Shak

Fashion styling: Alejandro Peraza

Nails: Bobbie Naohara

HOW-TO STEPS:

Hair: Rafe Hardy 

Assisted by: Nadirah Volpe

Photography: Robert Lynden

Make-up: Inessa Shak

Fashion styling: Alejandro Peraza

Nails: Bobbie Naohara 

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