Hair Color Trends

Bold Braid

July 10, 2011 | 11:28 PM
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Goldwell International Guest Artist and 2010 NAHA winner Dimitrios Tsioumas explores braids and texture for this Parisian look.
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Prep hair with a thermal protector. In horizontal sections, using a paddle brush, blow dry the hair smooth, directing the concentrator toward the ends.
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Create off-base flatiron curls beginning at the nape, using a styling iron with rounded edges to curl lengths by wrapping hair around the plates.
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Move along the head, curling from nape to top. Secure using single-prong clips to set the hair.
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Finish the top of the head, leaving a severe middle part. Spray with finishing spray and allow to cool.
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Remove clips. Begin an on-the-scalp braid starting at the back of the center part. Continue the braid off the scalp through the lengths that frame the face.
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On the opposite side, repeat the same braiding technique. Take ends and separate the curls to make it wispy. Spray ends with hairspray. PRODUCTS AND TOOLS: Stylers: Hot Darling thermal protector, Big Finish hairspray, Diamond Gloss shine spray, all by Goldwell. Blow dryer: Turbo Power Twin Turbo 3200 Paddle brush: Mason Pearson Styling iron: GHD 1-inch styling iron
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