HOW-TO: Crimped and Curled Tri-Texture Looks by Rafe Hardy

It’s not uncommon to identify classic movie-star waves at the red carpet, but with detailing around the front as a visible focus. This blending of trends inspired Rafe Hardy, Artistic Creative Director for Sexy Hair, for this contemporary photoshoot where long-haired models emerged with intense texture offset by crimping or a braided headband.

With his fellow Sexy Hair stylist Nadirah Volpe, Hardy conceived these looks as a method for stylists to provide versatility to long-haired styles without cutting.

“Texture is a fun method to enhance longer hair and there are such a lot of stuff you can do besides a ponytail and your typical upstyle. When you get a respectable set in there and you’ve got that foundation, versatility becomes much easier. Clients can wear the hair such a lot of other ways. She will do first day, then expand the feel at the second day and at the third day, pin it up.”

One model received a pretend-edge of braids while the subsequent had tri-texture—crimp, curl and braids.

PRODUCTS & TOOLS:

Stylers: Soy Touchable Hair Spray, Soy Paste Pomade, Soy You desire Flat Hair Thermal Protection Hot Iron Hairspray, all Sexy Hair

Irons: Hot Tools Curling Iron 5/8th barrel, Sam Villa Texture Iron, Cermic Tools ¾ inch

Nails: My Vampire’s Buff, Witch is Witch, My First actual Knockwurst, all OPI

CREDITS:

Hair: Rafe Hardy

Assisted by: Nadirah Volpe

Photography: Robert Lynden

Make-up: Inessa Shak

Fashion styling: Alejandro Peraza

Nails: Bobbie Naohara

HOW-TO STEPS:

Hair: Rafe Hardy

Assisted by: Nadirah Volpe

Photography: Robert Lynden

Make-up: Inessa Shak

Fashion styling: Alejandro Peraza

Nails: Bobbie Naohara

click image to zoom Section the hair as shown to arrange for a mix of crimping and curling. click image to zoom Using a microcrimper, crimp the massive fringe section which extends from each corner of the attention to the pinnacle of the crown. Next, crimp the section at the right side, which extends from the tip of crown to top of the proper ear. click image to zoom Moving to the back of the pinnacle, wrap-curl each of the remaining using a curling iron. Maintain small sectioning for a consistent curl pattern. click image to zoom Break up the curls with a large-tooth comb, using pomade or a drop of oil for control. For this finish, some frizz complements the required texture. Using the crimped fringe section from step two, create a roll that rests at the forehead. Then, create a loose braid that stretches from ear to ear using the crimped hair from step two, secure with pins.