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May 12, 2015

The Twist Set


The Twist Set

More and more clients are looking for modern textures that go beyond ordinary—coiled, crimped and positively glorious. The Aveda team turned out expressive, intricate textures in their latest collection called Rare Bloom, and they created each of them with a variety of ingenious texturizing tricks. Here is how Allen Ruiz, Aveda Global Artistic Director, Hair Styling, created an intricately twisted set!


  • 1

    After brushing and prepping the hair, divide the hair into three sections (back and sides). Beginning in the back section, take a 1-inch square subsection, and clip the remaining hair aside.

  • 2

    Emulsify one pump of Aveda Be Curly™ Style Prep in your hands and run them through the subsection. Brush through with an Aveda Paddle Brush.

  • 3

    Emulsify a pea-size amount of Aveda Brilliant™ Humectant Pomade in your hands and spread it on the same subsection.

  • 4

    Twist all of the hair, heat under a hood dryer, then gently untwist sections with your fingers.

  • 5

    Divide the subsection into two strands, and twist them together in the desired direction from roots to ends using firm tension. Repeat until all the hair is set.

  • 6

    Place under a hooded dryer with high heat until 100 percent dry (30–45 minutes).

  • 7

    Massage 4 to 6 drops of Aveda Dry Remedy™ Daily Moisturizing Oil into the hair. Untwist the hair, and gently separate with your fingers.

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