Monday, March 15, 2010

Jada Pinkett Smith's Tousled Up-Do Hair How-To

When it comes to my hair, I'm in a bit of a rut.  And I'd love to flaunt a new do for spring.  To help me switch up my style (at least until I get my hair re-twisted), I was sent H2pro's "Presto" flat iron.  It's been years since my hair has been straightened and I'm eager to see its untwisted length.

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, however, isn't afraid to change up her look.  Here's how you can copy the tousled ponytail she wore to the 3rd Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon (my invite must have gotten lost in the mail).


The style was created by celebrity hairstylist Marcia Hamilton


Do try this at home:


Create the Braid - Make a part, starting from behind the left ear to the right ear. Then create a deep right-side part leaving out the lesser hair. Gather the front section of hair and tease the root to create texture and volume. Use your favorite volumizing spray at the root area for hold. Braid the hair on the scalp from right to left all the way to the end.

Make a Pony - Brush the rest of the hair into a high pony above the ears and secure with a holder. Apply H2pro Silk 1-Minute Thermal Hair Treatment or your go-to brand on the pony, and divide into small sections.  Curl into spirals and apply a light shine serum to your hands and separate spirals. Then spray with a texturizing mist for added texture and a bit of unruliness.

Shape the Pony - Take the end of the braid and pin it to the part on the scalp. Then take a bobby pin with the open end, swoop into the curled pony, lift and pin to scalp. This creates a bit of lift and added structure, repeat until you're happy with the shape. Utilize a light wax spray for shine and texture and finish with a high-sheen  finishing spray for lasting hold.

Image credit: Wire Images

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