Style Sophisticate

July 10, 2011 | 9:56 PM
Marco Santini, co-owner of ION Studio in New York City, created these sleek, urban styles appropriate for any fashion-forward client. Visit to learn more about this trend-setting salon.
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Hair: Marco Santini, co-owner, ION salon in NYC Photography: Roberto Ligresti Make-up: David Maderich for Fashionstyling: David Widjaja Products/Tools Shampoo: Davines Stylers: Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray, Moroccanoil Oil Treatment (for shine), No. 4 Glossy Modeling Putty, Davines Defining spray Blower: Velecta Paramount Paris 4000i Curling iron: BlueIce Titanium Coil Spring Curling Iron by Hot Tools Brush: Spazzola Make-up: Smart Cover concealer, Mirabella foundation, Lip Plumper by Your Name Cosmetics Nail color: OPI
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1. Pull up sections from the crown and back comb the base, using a brush.
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2. Create a halo section from behind the ear up over the crown. Continue to back comb down the back in vertical sections. Begin the backcombing at the root.
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3. Blend out to the ends, using a brush. Isolate one side section in front of halo from a side parting. Isolate a top section on the other side.
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4. Now switch to a comb. Go into the base and back comb again for added structure.
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5. Blend out to the ends using the comb. Backcomb in this manner from the crown to just below the occipital, but not into the sides.
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6. Using a brush, gently smooth one side to slightly beyond center and spray.
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7. Secure vertically with pins.
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8. Now smooth the opposite side over the first side.
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9. Twist and tuck over the pins.
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10. Place pins under the tuck to secure.
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11. Take isolated side, pull out and brush back.
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12. Smooth over the twisted section.
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13. Secure with pins under the tucked area.
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14. Release the isolated top section. Allow to fall naturally and then pin in to place and finish with a comb and spray, followed by a shine spray.
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