Marchesa Bridal, Beauty By Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kerastase

Maggie Mulhern | April 11, 2014 | 2:53 PM
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Akemi Tamaribuchi, using Kerastase, created a beautiful knotted up-do for the Marchesa Spring 2015 Bridal Collection, presented earlier today in NYC. Here Tamaribuchi offers the HOW TO:

Step 1: Apply a quarter size of Ciment Thérmique to clean, dry hair. After, layer a generous amount of Mousse Bouffante and Spray-À-Porter into sections for even distribution

Step 2: Beginning at the crown, elevate & twist casual 2" rounded sections and blow dry upward to create volume and texture. Work around the head and clip sections up to cool and set-in texture. Polish with a small round brush to refine hair around the temple area and/or baby hairs around the hairline. Spray a generous amount of Powder Bluff to strands

Step 3: Divide locks into 4 segments: left/right sides, crown (top) and back (nape of neck). For the back section, create an "S" shape underhand braid to cover the section, braiding 2" away from the scalp to create looseness. Pin the lengths of the braid into the design for hold

Step 4: Drop sides and crown/top portions to find the natural parting. Beginning on the less dense side, create a knot with the section just behind the temple. Pin the knot loosely into place before creating another knot along the section. Continue to pin knots placing above the braid. Do the same for the heavier side of part, make sure to look for balance and softness

Step 5: Allow small hairs around the temple and hairline to drop, adding softness to the design. Finish with Laque Dentelle

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