Perfect Springtime Hair (+ a Giveaway!)
Unless your first name is Jennifer and your last name is Aniston (or Lopez, or Garner, or Lawrence, for that matter), chances are you have the occasional bad hair day. Though springtime may be a lovely time of year, it unfortunately brings rain and humidity that can do not-so-lovely things to your hair. To help us battle the elements this season, celebrity stylist Andre Walker (you might've heard of his client Oprah) has kindly offered to share his top 4 wet-weather looks and insider styling tips to achieve them.
Andre has also offered BGG readers a fabulous giveaway package! One lucky winner will receive the following products in his lusted-after namesake line: Quench-Essential Oil, Total Keratin Obsession Deep Conditioner, Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner, and PhytocellTec Botanical Stem Cell Shampoo & Conditioner. To enter, go to our Facebook page, "like" us, and simply write on our wall saying that you want to win. Good luck!
Without further ado, here are Andre Walker's top 4 springtime hairstyles:
1. Messy Bun
When hair is out of control, a messy bun is the perfect solution. Take those tousled tresses and pull them up into a high ponytail. Gather in secured hair and tie together loosely. “To add even more texture and volume to an already messy look, tease the ponytail before securing the bun,” adds Walker. The messy bun is a perfect combination of composed yet disheveled and will fare well under any weather conditions.
A sleek and smooth style can be maintained in the rain when pulled back into a ponytail. “Slicking back the hair at the crown ensures a polished look,” says Walker. To calm flyaways and frizz, use a product like Andre Walker’s Q Oil, which will smooth and add shine to the hair on the head. Tease the ponytail itself to add texture and life.
An easy style to pull off when some unexpected showers hit. To achieve a chignon fit for a ballerina, part your hair down the middle just to the crown or comb it straight back into a pony and secure it at the nape of the neck with a band to form a knot. Then, separate the pony into two sections and tie them together once (like tying your shoe strings). Lastly, take each section and wrap around the tie in different directions and securing with hair pins for a simple but elegant chignon. “A chignon is one of the easiest, yet most elegant styles to pull off on your own,” according to Walker.
“A braid can withstand all elements and really helps hide frizz,” says Walker. Try a double braid to ensure all of the hair is under control. Part the hair down the middle and French braid either side. Once the braids are completed, wrap the ends around each other, twist and pull up, securing against the head with bobby pins. This chic style will hold all day.
To learn more about Andre and his product line, visit his website www.andrewalkerhair.com.
May 01, 2012 - 08:36 PM