Last week I attended the Deep Roots Festival, the biggest event of the year in the small southern town where I go to graduate school. The headliner this year was a JR JR, an atmospheric, electronic duo with seriously inspiring hair. Daniel Zott keeps his hair in a modified curly mohawk that’s reminiscent of European soccer stars while Joshua Epstein wears his bouncy curls in a high side ponytail. The ponytail is the perfect accessory for their buoyant, intelligent sound. It moves and shakes like a rock and roll pompom. I’d like to see this pony replace the man bun and the topknot as a new, gender-defying trend. Learn to create it on the notes. –Laura Martin 

Step: Mist damp hair with healing oil and diffuse of air dry to create shiny, flexible waves or curls. Refine with a curling wand as needed.


Step: Use hand to gather all hair a few inches behind the front hairline, just above the corner of the left brow. Secure with a cloth hair band.


Step: Pull apart curls gently with fingertips and expand shape. Spray lightly with fierce.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.


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