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October 23, 2018

Half Upstyle: Sleek Top Knot + Waves

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Half Upstyle: Sleek Top Knot + Waves

What’s the secret to keeping your books full during holiday season? Don’t let clients leave your chair for their friendsgivings, holiday parties and special occasions without a not-so-basic style. When their friends ask who did their hair, they’ll be SURE to drop your name. That’s why we’re sharing this glossy top knot and waves from Joico Guest International Artistic Director Richard Mannah (@richardmannah).

 

Get all the styling steps below, plus the rose gold embellishment of our hair dreams!

Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Start by taking a round parting above the ear and clip that section away. On the bottom section, wrap 1 to 2-inch sections around a curling iron and create consistent curls throughout and allow them to cool. 

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    Finish by applying Joico Body Shake all over the bottom section. Then, continue to mist over the top section to prep the hair—this lightweight body-building mist will build the foundation needed to maintain strong-yet-soft texture.

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    Rake your fingers and brush through the hair, pulling the entire top section into a ponytail at the crown.

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    Secure tightly with a bungee.

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    Apply Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil into your hands and emulsify. Using your fingers, run the oils throughout the ponytail’s texture and prep the hair for a sleek bun. Then twist the hair repeatedly and wrap around the base into a tight bun.

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    Secure by applying hairpins to the base. 

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    Apply Joico JoiMist Firm Finishing Spray to the the bun. Then, wrap it with a net and apply cool air using a dryer to set the look and tame any flyaways.

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    Gently break apart the curls to achieve softer waves. For holidays, festivals and special events, try adding an embellishment like this rose gold chain to enhance the look.

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    #HolidayHairGoals

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    Remove the embellishment for a more chic vibe. 

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