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May 20, 2015

Here Comes the Bridal Expert!

Bridal updo expert Stephanie Brinkerhoff is making her COLOR, Cut & Style debut under the sponsorship of Kenra Professional and ghd. Get excited to see this bridal expert live by learning how to recreate her fabulous Fauxhawk Updo!

Here Comes the Bridal Expert!

By now, you know the story of bridal updo expert Stephanie Brinkerhoff—she rose to prominence on Pinterest, garnering more than 5 million followers of her non-traditional bridal styles virtually overnight. Since then, she’s been Behindthechair.com On Paper’s cover star, she’s published a bridal look book—Elegant Upstyles for Today’s Bride—and she hosted her first ever LIVE class with BTC back in March. During her class, Steph created five elegant and ornate styles in 90 minutes flat without breaking a sweat and maintaining playful banter with the audience throughout. She wowed the crowd—and a few heavyweights in the beauty industry—so naturally we decided to bring Steph with us to New Orleans for BTC’s COLOR, Cut & Style 2015 from September 26-29!

Steph is making her debut on the Cut & Style stage on Tuesday, September 29, under the sponsorship of Kenra Professional and ghd. This will be her second time educating a live audience—and we assure you, not only will her playful, small town Utah charm shine through, but her extensive expertise will be on full display. In addition, she will also be hosting a Look & Learn class on Saturday, September 26 from 3:00p.m. to 4:30 p.m. called “Upstyling and Braids,” allowing fans of her signature techniques to get first-hand experience at creating these looks.


Excited to see the bridal expert make her way down the aisle? Here’s Steph’s Fauxhawk Updo to give you a mere glimpse of what looks you can expect to see Steph create at COLOR! Both edgy and pretty, this beautifully entwined fauxhawk is also flattering and photogenic.

Fauxhawk Updo How-To:

1. Loosely curl and backcomb all the hair to create an optimal texture with volume.

2. Section out two inches around the entire hairline, and clip aside.

3. Gather the remaining hair into four ponytails, beginning on top of the head and continuing downward to the center back.

4. Subdivide each ponytail, and loop and pin each curl to form the segments of the Fauxhawk. Backcomb again if more volume is needed.

5. Release the hairline section and loosely sweep the hair up into the Fauxhawk, securing with pins and allowing wispy sections to fall free and frame the face.

Get your tickets to COLOR, Cut & Style 2015
in New Orleans, September 26-29!

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