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February 25, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence’s Youthful Updo


Jennifer Lawrence’s Youthful Updo

Jennifer Lawrence won big at the 2013 Oscars—she took home the Academy Award for Best Actress, after all! But she also won the BTC membership vote for one of the top beauty looks of the night. We teamed up with Farouk System Inc. Global Board Artist Anna Cantu to get the how-to for Jennifer’s ethereal, beautiful bun. Here’s how she recreated the A-list look.


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    Apply Farouk Royal Treatment Pearl Complex through hair from mid-shaft to ends using CHI Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron.

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    Start at fringe area and use horizontal sections to create large curls and lift with the CHI Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron and glide slowly toward the ends.

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    Working in the back section, create large curls by wrapping 1 inch vertical sections around the CHI Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron and glide slowly toward the ends with vertical sections way back.

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    Mix a Royal Cocktail with Farouk Royal Treatment Pearl Complex and Style Illumination for shine with added soft hold.  Rub in hands and start working through hair in the back and the ends first working up to the roots and the front to break up curls.

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    Section behind the ear and divide into 2 sections creating a large u-shaped section in the back, clipping front section up and away.

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    Apply a dab of Farouk Royal Treatment White Truffle Foundation throughout all remaining hair in u-section.

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    Smooth with a CHI Backcomb Brush and spray with Farouk Royal Treatment Ultimate Control.

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    Create a tight, low ponytail and twist small piece of hair around the rubber band to “conceal the evidence.”

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    Create a zig zag part from temple to end of section.

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    With remaining hair create second zigzag part 1 inch under the first one.

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    Repeat on the other side.

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    Tease the large top section starting from back and moving your way to the front.

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    As you work your way up, tease at the base and spray with Farouk Royal Treatment Ultimate Control.

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    Apply White Truffle Foundation to smooth front section and brush back to control the tease and smooth the top layer.

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    Gather top section and twist ends from each side into the ponytail and pin.

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    Grab the top zigzag sections from each side and twist inwards and back toward the ponytail.  Next, tie ends together and pin above the ponytail.

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    Repeat step with the two lower zigzag sections.

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    Split ponytail into 2 sections side to side and roll up each side towards the client’s nape and pin. Spray with Farouk Royal Treatment Rapid Shine to secure.

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    Finished Look (Inspiration) 

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    Finished Look

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    Finished Look

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