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February 9, 2009

Alan Edwards “Renaissance” Step-by-Step

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Alan Edwards “Renaissance” Step-by-Step

Here’s “Renaissance,” a finishing how-to from one of the UK’s top hairdressers and educators, Alan Edwards. A styling iron and some backcombing techniques help to create this high-fashion look.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Prepare the hair by shampooing once and then dry off. Mist hair with a thermal protection spray to protect against heat.

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    Mix together a strong hold styling lotion and a styling creme. Using a brush, apply to the roots like a tint root application.

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    Dry all the roots upwards with a comb to create structure and volume at the roots only.

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    Using your hands, apply the same mixture to the mid-lengths and ends.

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    Start approximately two inches from the root and continue through the whole head. 

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    Use and comb and dry the mixture through the lengths and ends.

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    Dry the top section, combing through with your fingers.

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    Working from underneath, start to brush the hair from the ends to the roots, working in two inch sections. Continue throughout the whole head.

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    Use a styling iron to create different curls and textures.

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    Create a combination of barrel curls, coils and “figure 8” movements by weaving the hair through the irons. 

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    Continue alternating these techniques, working in 1½-inch horizontal sections, splitting each section into ½-inch sub-sections. Spray with thermal protection spray.

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    Brush out some sections with a soft brush, lightly backcomb with your fingers and dress to the desired finish. 

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