Celebrity stylist Ric Pipino shares his step-by-step guide to achieving a voluminous updo, like Alicia Keys':
Step One: Prep Your Tresses
After shampoo and conditioning the hair, you need to prep. If hair is naturally curly, try Revolution In Cut Curl Me creme to enhance and define the natural curl and to prevent frizz. For fine, straight hair, use Revolution In Cut Lift Me spray to add volume.
Step Two: Lift Your Locks
Blow-dry the hair, getting as much lift from the roots as possible to create added volume. For naturally curly hair, use your fingers to lift the hair directly up from the root. For fine, straight hair, use a flat brush to lift the hair.
Step Three: Create Texture
Once the hair is dry, use ½ inch and ¾ inch curling irons to curl the hair. Section the hair in 1-inch sections, then curl each section directly to the root, alternating the different size curling irons with each section throughout the entire head. Do not brush out hair during this process. To hold the curl, spray each section with hairspray.
Step Four: Brush & Band
Once the hair is completely curled, using a Mason and Pearson brush, loosely lift the curl out, creating as much volume as possible. Then pull the hair directly back, parallel to your ear. Hold with a taut headband, or pin the hair, to the point most desirable for the shape of your face in order to enhance your jawline and facial features. Using a wide-tooth comb, slightly back-comb the hair in the back to your desired width. Hold the look with hairspray.
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