Hairstyles How To: Edgy Crimped Red Updo

New, wild textures are essential to fall and micro crimping is rapidly returning to the beauty scene! PRAVANA guest artist and NAHA winner Sherri Jessee share the behind-the-scenes on how this bold textured punk undo is created.

Step 1: To obtain the fiery color, PRAVANA Artistic Color Director Vadre Grigsby tells us his preferred formula: Pre-lighten sections with Pure Light Power Lightener. Mix 1 oz 5N + 1 oz 5 R with 2 1/2 oz PRAVANA Zero Lift Developer for an all over color. Dry the hair and overlay pre-lightened pieces with RED ChromaSilk VIVIDS and process 20 minutes.

Step 2: Beginning at the bottom and working up using small sections, hair is micro crimped to create a ridged and tousled texture. This technique builds bulk and transforms glassy smooth strands, making them easy to shape, style and hold.

Step 3: Pin hair up to create an edgy version of the classic French twist.

Step 4: Spray hair using PRAVANA’s Super Shape Hair Spray for hold and ultimate shine.

[Courtesy of PRAVANA]

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