HOW-TO: One Girl, Four Sophisticated Looks

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/14/2013 1:29:00 PM


Simply Sophisticated by Sherri Jessee features one model wearing four sophisticated and elegant options for a prom or party. Try any of these looks on your clients. Below there are how-tos for a Halo Braid, Sleek High Bun, Random Texture, and Fishbone Braid with a high ponytail.


STEP 1: Brush hair smoothly and braid the crown section.

STEP 2-3: Do a three strand French braid front section adding hair from each side.

STEP 4: Braid opposite side from front to nape.

STEP 5: You should now have three braided sections.

STEP 6: Make each braided section appear larger by loosening them.

STEP 7: Arrange and wrap the braids around the head.

STEP 8: Use mall hair pins to secure the ends.

STEP 9: Spray with dry shampoo for a soft, textured look.

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STEP 1: Put hair into a ponytail.

STEP 2: Attach 2 bobby pins to an elastic.

STEP 3: Holding forward, secure the ponytail to the top of the head.

STEP 4: Pin on a hair pad.

STEP 5: Smooth pony over the hair pad.

STEP 6: Twist and secure with a few pins.

STEP 7: Continue twisting and pinning remaining hair.

STEP 8: Spray to smooth flyaways.

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STEP 1: For shine and hold protection, spray with a heat protecting spray.

STEP 2: To create extra fullness and texture, randomly crimp sections of hair with a Sam Villa Textur Iron.

STEP 3: Brush hair out softly.

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STEP 1: Smooth hair up into a high ponytail and secure tightly.

STEP 2: Separate the pony into two even sections.

STEP 3: Take a small section from the right and move it to the left side.

STEP 4: Take a small section form the left side and move it to the right side.

STEP 5: Continue this pattern until you reach the end.

STEP 6: Band off with a tiny clear elastic.

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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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