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Get the look! Gorgeous updo by Ken Picton

female model with curly quiff hairstyle The party season is upon us and clients will be flooding in through the door wanting you to create their perfect hair style. We’ve selected a gorgeous updo, courtesy of Ken Picton to get things started. Read on to find out how to achieve this look.

To achieve this look it’s all about the prep. Start by applying full volume mousse to damp hair and create a volumised blowdry with plenty of volume at the roots. If the hair isn’t very thick, you can use a double blowdry technique: once dry apply mousse again to the roots and re-dry, to give that extra thickened feel.

To create that perfect curled finish to the hair, using inch to inch and a half sections, flat barrel curl the hair around the mid lengths to ends. To create the internal base, take half of the hair from the crown and create an internal half ponytail. To do this, put your hand on the crown (open wide, this is the section you’re working with). Leave a two to three inch perimeter of the hair out of the ponytail – you’re taking just the inside of the hair effectively and you’ll be adding the outside section afterwards.

Wrap the ponytail with pads to create a nice big base around the ponytail, then taking two to three inch sections, lightly backcomb the hair that’s left out and add into the padded ponytail to create that bouffant feel. Continue around the perimeter of the head, backcombing each section and smoothing into the shape. Once you’ve done that, dress the curls into place and spritz with dry hairspray to create a soft feel, teasing some pieces out for added softness.

The products you will need >>>

1 TIGI Bedhead Motor Mouth
2 L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Volume Lift 250ml
3 Diva Intelligent Heat Argan Tong 38mm
4 Head Jog Ceramic Ionic Pink Radial 80 Brush (60mm)
5 TIGI Bed Head Flexi Head Hairspray 385ml
6 Hair Tools UPDO Pad with Clip
7 Denman D91 Dress Out Brush

hair updo products

First published in the Capital Hair & Beauty magazine.