Ciara Medium Straight Brunette Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

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Added: 20 Dec 2012
Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Description

Ciara looks perfect in this photo. The hair, the makeup, the glowing skin... could we be more jealous?! In any case, the best we can do is try to copy her techniques and take a few style notes here and there. In this particular look, Ciara is showing us how to work the soft and feminine look through her hair and makeup.

First off, her hair is gorgeous. Yes, the gradually lightened ends are a trend that has been worn to death, but Ciara has managed to look different from everyone else with her fantastic choice of colors and technique. These highlighted locks are blunt cut at the length and blow-waved smooth to achieve a soft shape best suited to frame a round face. Her buttery yellow blonde and medium brown hair tones melt into each other perfectly. And to brighten up her face, she has pulled a few full highlights through the front to give her a wonderful warm glow. The blunt bob and center hair part looks fab with her oval face shape too.

Her makeup technique is simple but stunning. A black smokey eye with bronze eye shadow and blush looks amazing with her golden skin tone. And, her soft ultra-light pink lips look soft and supple. Ciara is rocking a look that is 100% glam. Try this one out if you are craving a simple but seductive makeup look.

This formal hairstyle is easy to maintain with regular trims and will need product for hold and shine.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Medium
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type
Blunt Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,heart,triangular
Hair Density
Thin/Medium
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Time
30 minutes
Tip
Apply a small amount of smoothing shine to your top sections for shine and hold.
Products
Wax, Smoothing Shine, Hair Spray, and Moisturizer
Tools
Blow Dryer



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Moisturizer

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Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

2. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3. Blow-dry the Back Under

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To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

4. Blow-dry Right Side Back

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Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush on top of the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a backward direction with your blow-dryer following in front. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly behind.

5. Blow-dry Left Side Back

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Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush on top of the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a backward direction with your blow-dryer following in front. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly behind.

6. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

7. Apply Smoothing Shine

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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

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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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