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Jennifer Lopez Half Up Long Straight Hairstyle


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Jennifer Lopez Half Up Long Straight Hairstyle

Description

Jennifer showed off her smooth 'do at the 2007 HFPA Annual Installation Luncheon and looked great! Her style was half tied up and her back section was left out to show off her long length. Her hair was also centre parted to allow her bangs to fall naturally to both sides to create a soft but smooth style, and the ever so slight wave through her mid-lengths and ends was added to create a sexy finish.

Type

  • Hair Category: Casual
  • Hair Length: Half Up Long
  • Hair Elasticity: Straight

Suitability

  • Gender: Women
  • Face Shape: Round, Oval, Heart, and Triangular
  • Hair Density: Thin/Medium
  • Hair Texture: Fine/Medium
  • Age: Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40
  • Height: Tall
  • Weight: Thin/Average/Large
  • Glasses: Suits with and without

Styling

  • Styling Time: 30+ minutes
  • Products: Wax, Smoothing Shine, Hair Spray, and Straightening
  • Styling Tip: To add a little more body into this style, tease the root area.

Styling Steps

Straighteningbalm
1 . Apply Straightening Balm

Squeeze a small amount of straightening balm into your palms and then rub your hands together before smoothing the product evenly through damp hair.

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2 . Part the Middle

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your nose and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even middle part. A middle part is a great way to make small, round face shapes appear longer and thinner.

Foursections
3 . Section Hair

It is always a good idea to work in sections. This will help to make your hair styling quicker, easier to follow and more orderly. Comb your hair out and place your hair up into four equal sections, two in front and two in back, starting from ear to ear.

Paddlebrush
4 . Use a Paddle Brush

A paddle brush is used for detangling the hair and can be used to smooth out straight hair when blow-drying or styling. It is a must have for every household.

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5 . Blow-dry Using a Paddle Brush

Working in sections starting from the back, place the paddle brush close to the roots and drag it through the strands slowly, taking care not to overheat your hair. Once dry, continue to a new section, completing the back, the sides and then the top section last of all.

Backstraight
6 . Blow-dry Straight Back

Using your brush, blow-dry in small sections starting from the nape/back. Tilting your head forward, place the brush an inch below the roots to hold them taut and aim the dryer above the brush for a few seconds before continuing to the ends.

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7 . Blow-dry Straight on the Sides

Using your brush, blow-dry in small sections starting from the sides. Tilting your head forward, place the brush an inch below the roots to hold them taut and aim the dryer above the brush for a few seconds before continuing to the ends. Repeat this step on a new section directly above the dry one.

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8 . Blow-dry the Top Under to the Left

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the left. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

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9 . Blow-dry the Top Under to the Right

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

Tease
10 . Tease Hair

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

Toppinching
11 . Pinch Hair for Texture Using Wax

To finish the look, apply wax to your fingertips, making sure to smooth the wax over all of your fingers, then simply pinch the wax onto the ends of your hair, applying as much or as little as needed.

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12 . Apply Smoothing Shine

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

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13 . Pin the Hair Half Up and Half Down

Take one section of hair from one side and secure it at the back of your head with a pin. Repeat on the other side to form this style.

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14 . Apply Hairspray

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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