Continuing today’s look at editorial hair, check this venturesome updo by rising star, Shawnee Seeley. Shawnee is a young stylist who can boast New York Fashion Week credits, working with Ann Klein, and hairstyling with editorial illuminati, Dennis DeVoy and Dennis Lanni. This look, inspired by the texture and elegance of styles of the Victorian age, it is part of a presentation she put together to celebrate her time at ARROJO.
Click the Style Notes to read Shawnee’s first hand account of how to create this style…
Step: If this is your natural texture, I think you are so lucky! If not, create this texture by misting hair with thermal protector and Refinish dry shampoo and curling with a 1-inch curling iron, or a crimper.
Step: With this texture, now straighten two small square sections just below the occipital bone in the back, and one small square section above each ear. Think of these straightened sections as your pin placement markers.
Step: Below the straightened strands in the in the back, gather hair, lift, and twist into a ‘X’ pattern. Use pins to fix in place.
Step: Now gather rest of hair and tousle and play with the shape until you find a aesthetic you like. Use pins to fix by placing them into the straightened sections above each ear.
Step: For successful pinning, I recommend you imagine it is a sewing technique –– over and under, under and over.
Step: Pulse Refinish dry shampoo into finished look to increase volume, and add a nice gritty texture that helps to support the finished updo.
Step: Primp till happy with the look.
Style Notes by Shawnee Seeley, stylist ARROJO studio, NYC.