Hot, Crossed Bun

Need a break from the traditional curl-and-pin updo? Try this look—a low, structured bun that looks stunning on a client with multi-dimensional color. BTC Facebook Fan Maurya Torgerson says the look is super popular in her salon for wedding season, and here’s how she creates it: “I start by prepping the hair with Kenra Platinum Dry Shampoo and a light back-brushing. Then I take a 4-inch section in the center-back of the head and create a smooth, ballet-style bun, using an elastic and bobby pins to hold in any loose edges,” Maurya says. “Then, in a way similar to doing a French braid, I start pulling pieces and bring them to the opposite side, pinning as I go. Next, I apply Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss to my hands and gently pull back the top sections to create a soft and natural look, pinning it where the hair meets the bun and concealing the pins under the bun. I finish the look with a healthy dose of Kenra Platinum Volume Spray 25.” See 4 more ways to create this look!

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In this issue:
How John Frieda became one of the wealthiest hairdressers in history
The best celebrity red carpet styles and how to get them
Secrets, tips and tricks from celebrity stylists on the set
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24 celebrity haircolor conversions
3 hair trends that made the biggest splash on the bridal runway
How to create “Victoria’s Secret” haircolor on your clients



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That's What She Said!
Friday's “That’s What She Said” Moment
Midway through her haircut, one of my clients said she needed to go to the toilet. To do so, she had to go into the shopping center, as we had no toilets in the salon. When she came back, she had a long piece of toilet paper hanging out of her pants. A stylist had to tell her, and she was mortified—she had walked through the whole shopping center like that!

Fiona McEwan Confait
Equus Hair Salon
Gauteng, South Africa
BTC Member Since 2007

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