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Luminous lighting surrounds these dramatic master works of editorial texture styling by Detra Smith @detrashalee. Drawing from the classic poses, lush textures and chiaroscuro ( chiaro, "light" or "clear," and scuro, "dark" or "obscure," a method of using gradations of light and shadow) technique of painters such as Caravaggio, Tintoretto and Rembrandt, Smith has created a collection that stands the test of time.

CREDITS

Hair: Detra Smith

Photographer: Kim Alexander

Makeup: Olivia Sparks

Model: Briley Gillespie

Styling Tools: Olivia Garden

HAIR: Detra Smith
 - Kim Alexander

HAIR: Detra Smith

Kim Alexander

Look 1 was inspired by recent trends that mix carefree styling with formal skills.

Technique 1: Zigzag hair back and forth over a large hair pin. Use the OG Ceramic + Flat Iron to press the hair flat on the pin. Once the pin is pulled out of the hair it will leave the zigzag pattern.
Technique 2: Push and pull flat waves into the airy pieces around the face with the OG Ceramic + Ion Flat Iron. These particular waves are stretched for minimum movement.
Technique 3: After putting the hair up on the head, use the OG Carbosilk tail comb to separate several airy pieces in the ends.

HAIR: Detra Smith
 - Kim Alexander

HAIR: Detra Smith

Kim Alexander


Look 2 was inspired by the colors of mixed metals and the way they bend.

Technique 1: Zigzag hair back and forth over a large hair pin. Use the OG Ceramic + Flat Iron to press the hair flat on the pin. Once the pin is pulled out of the hair it will leave the zigzag pattern. Spread the zigzags with your fingers to make them wider.
Technique 2: Smooth small pieces of hair with the OG Ceramic + Ion Flat Iron to lay down any flyaways. Crochet the hair in a chain stitch with a large crochet needle.

Technique 3: Create 2 Dutch braids as a base. Stretch and loosen the braids to make them larger and thicker looking. Use the OG Carbosilk tail comb to lift any sections that need to be larger. Attach zigzags and crocheted pieces randomly along the braids. Use the same comb to separate several airy pieces in the ends and around the face.

 

HAIR: Detra Smith
 - Kim Alexander

 

HAIR: Detra Smith

Kim Alexander

Look 3 shows the model breaking free from conventional ideals.

Technique 1: Create several dutch braids in sections around 1” wide. Mist with water and a thermal setting spray after the braids are completed. Use the OG Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer and Snap-On Finger Diffuser to dry the hair in place. Release the braids and brush the hair loosely with the OG Curved and Vented Paddle Fingerbrush.
Technique 2: Push and pull random flat waves into the hair with the OG Ceramic + Ion Flat Iron. This technique mimics finger waves.
Technique 3: Zigzag hair back and forth over a large hair pin. Use the OG Ceramic + Flat Iron to press the hair flat on the pin. Once the pin is pulled out of the hair it will leave the zigzag pattern.

 

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