Archive for the ‘formal’ Category

Tale of Two GlamOh’s

September 2, 2009

In Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dicken juxtaposes the lives of French peasants vs. aristocrats during the French Revolution. Here, I did two versions of glam, sleek vs. sexy. Don’t be mistaken, though, both of these looks are “rich”!

French Twist
French Twists can be executed in dozens of ways as long as you have the foundation for the look, the twist on the lower portion of the hair.

I added some curls and structure in the front for more texture.

“Victoria’s Secret” Hair
Big, sexy waves are the signature of Victoria’s Secret models. In order to achieve this look, use a curling iron or hot rollers to set curls. Once the curls have cooled, softly run your fingers hair through to break up the curls. Finish with light spray. That’s it.

You want a look that is natural, flowy, and irregular. No need to go in and fix every single curl or you’ll make the look too contrived.

Visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/glamoh for more shots of these looks.

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Interview with the Glampire: Bridal Preview for Hair

August 24, 2009
Hair Trial for Jess

Jess wants a down ‘do for her November wedding to match her laid-back personality. She doesn’t want hair that’s too fancy or uptight.

Her hair is fine and very resistant to heat-styling, meaning it doesn’t hold a curl well. Though more time consuming than using only a curling iron, we decided to use hot rollers to set her hair. It resulted in the curls she wanted, plus volume at the roots. I minimized the usage of hair products, like hairspray, to prevent it from weighing down her hair.

We also incorporated in some human hair extension clips (great because they are reusable and less harsh than ones glued directly on hair) to add fullness. She chose the perfect shade that blended right in.

I lightly teased her entire head so she would have volume, but not too much because she will be wearing a veil covering her entire head.