Nicholas Penna Jr, owner/lead stylist of SalonCapri in Boston presents his spring 2014 trend forecast, with hair styles inspired by some of the hottest looks from the catwalks of New York Fashion Week. Amongst them is an intricate, basket-weave bun with intertwining pieces of hair formed into a breathtaking updo; a new kind of braid—peek a boo style; and what we would like to call an “un-braided” mermaid tail. Get excited to try some of these out on your clients in the salon.
Here, is a step-by-step on the basket-weave bun!
The Basket Weave Bun
STEP 1: Start by generously lathering hair with Kerastase Life Vertige Root-Uplifting Gel to smooth frizz and give hair volume. Start by grabbing hair on top of head and pulling it straight backward, as if to start a French braid.
STEP 2: While holding that section of hair in place, alternate grabbing 1-inch sections of hair from the left and right side of head, and intertwining them. Continue this technique down the back of the head to create the basket-weave look. Spray periodically with a finishing spray to keep hair in place.
STEP 3: When reaching the nape of the neck, create a messy bun with the remaining hair, and secure with a hair elastic. For a messier look, leave some pieces out, and bobby pin extraneous hair loosely around the bun.
STEP 4: Finish with L’Oreal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer Shine Illuminating Mist for weightless hold and shine.
Other 2014 fall styles created by Nicholas Penna: