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Make Spring Style Your Own: Ask Our Elite Stylist

Sunday
05/01/2011
Updo, Other, Curling Iron, Rollers, Accessories and Style,
We asked for your hair care and style concerns, and your submissions came pouring in. We were thrilled by your smart, style-savvy questions. Keep them coming! This time around, our John Frieda® Elite Club Stylist and John Frieda® International Creative Consultant, Harry Josh, answered a question from Joanne, who has a very important event coming up.

My son is getting married in July and I want to wear my hair up, but I want to do something more than just twisting it in a clip. What do you suggest? Also, how long before the wedding should I colour? My hair grows about half an inch per month.

- Joanne, New Jersey

To ensure a great hair-up moment, you need texture—no updo is going to look glam without bend or movement.

The best thing to do is to apply mousse—such as John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse—on wet hair, blow dry strands completely, and brush out all tangles. Next, using hot rollers or a curling iron, wrap sections of hair until your whole head has curly formations. After removing the rollers or finishing with the curling iron, your hair will have great shape and texture and will hold much better in your completed look.

Whether you pull hair back into a simple twist, a messy bun, or an elegant chignon, finish off your look with either an on-trend headband or embellished pin—something that reads evening. The key to having a great, eye-catching updo is accessories. In today's day and age, accessories have come a long way from the simply good headband or the average clip to pieces made with luxurious fabrics and embellishments, including mesh, wood, and gemstones.

As for colour: I like the 10 day golden rule. Colouring your hair 10 days before any event allows time for future enhancements (if necessary) and won't leave unwelcome regrowth. Whether you have some grey or are 100% grey, 10 days is enough time to tweak your colour.

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