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Leighton Meester Long Curly Casual Half Up Hairstyle

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Added: 13 Jul 2009
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Description

Leighton looked flawless with this hairstyle from the New York City Ballet Opening Night Gala. Her seductive length was left to fall below her shoulders and long layers were cut through her edges to create bounce and body for her style. To complete her hairstyle, her top section was pulled back and pinned at the crown to create height.

Type

Hair Category
Casual
Hair Length
Half Up Long
Hair Elasticity
Curly

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,square,heart,triangular
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Styling Time
30+ minutes
Styling Tip
Pinch the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with your wax to define the wave.
Products
Mousse, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

Mousse

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Use a Paddle Brush

Paddlebrush

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.

3. Blow-dry Using a Paddle Brush

Paddlebrushstyling

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.

4. Place Medium Velcro Rollers in Hair

Velcromedium

Take a section of hair no wider than the diameter of the velcro roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller down the hair shaft to the roots. Continue applying the velcro rollers all the way through the entire hair for a full volume finish throughout the sides. Keep the rollers in your hair for approximately 20 minutes.

5. Tease Hair

Tease

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.

6. Pin the Hair Half Up and Half Down

Halfuphalfdown

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.

7. Apply Smoothing Shine

Smoothingshinefinishing

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.

8. Apply Hairspray

Hairsprayfinishing

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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