HOW-TO: Renaissance Crimped Updo

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/20/2012 2:42:00 PM


How to create Philip Pelusi's Renaissance crimped updo style seen at 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

  1. Prep hair with Tela Beauty Organics Composer for control, definition, shine and heat protection.
  2. Create a center part with 1 1/2 inch sections at each side from temple to the crown
  3. Subdivide into four sections off the part on each side and begin to crimp the hair starting with a bottom section. Create on the other side. (Prep each section with Dri Shampoo for light hold.)
  4. Take the back section and twist and pin into a tight circular top-knot.
  5. Take each section of crimped hair and drap it down to the top of the ear and back into the top knot and pin.
  6. Check for balance and apply any additional pins as needed.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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