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Last updated: May 24, 2017

Odile Gilbert’s Lush, Bohemian Curls

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Odile Gilbert’s Lush, Bohemian Curls

Here’s a modern, playful take on Boho-chic, courtesy of Odile Gilbert for Aveda at the John Patrick Organic show during Fashion Week. The hair is smooth on top with soft, free-flowing curls below the cheekbone and volume at the front. A barette gives the look a sweet, girly touch.

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    Step 1: Prep hair with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam to add body, volume, and shine.

    Step 2: Brush hair through and create a deep side part.
    Step 3: Divide hair into three sections: bottom, sides/top and middle, and secure in place with hair clips.  Spray each section generously with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for shine and hold.    

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    Step 4: Starting with the nape of the neck, curl small sections of hair using a 1 inch barrel curling iron.  Once curled, roll each piece into a loop using your index finger, and hold in place with a single-pronged hair clip.  Continue curling hair, working around the sides toward the top of the head, leaving a one inch piece of hair untouched.  Spray each curl with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for added hold.

    Step 5: Curl the one inch piece of hair forward and secure with a single-pronged hair clip to allow the hair to cool. 

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    Step 6: With the exception of the front curl, remove all hair clips and brush curls through to create soft, full waves. 

    Step 7: Rub Aveda Light Elements™ Shaping Wax between palms and smooth over the top of hair to reduce flyaways and add shine.  Hair is now smooth from crown to cheekbones becoming full, loose curls.  

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    Step 8: Remove clip from top curl and twist slightly to create volume and lift in front.  Secure hair in place with two small hair pins, and then pull back with a larger barrette that matches hair color. Spray Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray directly on the lifted section of hair to add volume and hold.

    Step 9: Finish the look with a final misting of Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray.   

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    “I call this chic-bohemian look ‘the wave,’” says Odile. “Patrick was inspired by a photograph taken in the Krazy Kat Club in the 1920’s, where the girls embodied a ‘wholesome Bohemia’ full of enthusiasm and creative spirit. We worked together to translate this inspiration into a look for the seductive, modern girl who attends private speakeasies.  She is distinctive, intellectual, and very pretty—yet fun-loving and young.”

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