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June 1, 2011

Alterna Undone Updo How-To


Alterna Undone Updo How-To

Even clients who luxuriate in their long, gorgeous strands are open to changing things up from time to time. Next time they’re prepping for a special occasion, forego the basic waves and instead offer this modern undone updo from Alterna Global Creative Director Michael Shaun Corby.

Alterna’s “Get the Look” styling kit has everything you need to create this look! Get it now!

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    Products You’ll Need:
    • 1 Caviar Dry Shampoo, 2.65 oz.
    • 1 Caviar Rapid Repair Spray, 4 oz.
    • 1 Caviar Working Hair Spray, 7.4 oz.
    • Alterna-tive Styling Bands

    Alterna’s “Get the Look” styling kit has everything you need to create this look! Get it now!

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    Lightly sprinkle Dry Shampoo on the scalp and massage into hair, using fingertips to add texture.

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    Spritz a small portion of hair with Caviar Working Hair Spray. 

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    Place ends in a flat iron or curling iron and curl all the way to the root. Repeat the process until the entire head is curled with soft waves.

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    Brush fingers through the hair to separate strands.

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    Gather hair in a loose ponytail, fastening the pony approximately 3-4 inches from hair ends with the small loop of the styling band.

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    Pull the larger loop of the styling band to the left side of the head. Create a “figure eight” shape and fold the band in half, creating one, double-looped band.

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    Place the double loop completely over the head, and center the ponytail in back.

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    Lift the band to the top of the head, positioning from ear-to-ear.

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    Using the fingers, separate hair above the ponytail binding into two equal sections. Pulling along the nape, pull both sections toward the ears, creating an empty space between the scalp and the styling band.

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    Tuck the ponytail under and bring it up through the empty space created in Step 6.

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    Divide the ponytail ends in half and pull to tighten.

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    Once look is complete, spritz with Working Hair Spray for added hold.

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    Finish with Rapid Repair Spray® to smooth fly aways and add shine.

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