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Penelope Cruz Medium Straight Dark Brunette Hairstyle

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Added: 05 Mar 2017
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Description

This formal 'do is pulled back to the nape of the neck, then twisted and pinned at the back to create a sleek chignon that will turn heads at any occasion. This stunning hairstyle is easy to re-create at home and needs strong hold product to keep it in place all day or night.

Penelope Cruz goes for a modern updo here with her hair pinned at the back and sleek, side-swept bangs in the front. Penelope usually keeps her hair medium to long length which suits her square-shaped face nicely. Here she softens up her wide jawline by wearing a longer, side swept fringe that sculpts around her face. The deep side part and side-sweeping bangs gives her forehead some coverage while creating a sexy peek-a-boo effect, while the rest of her hair is pinned at the back in a stylish twist. This is a great way for ladies with long, thick hair like Penelope to wear it up for the night without too much hassle.

Penelope has dark eyes and an olive skin tone which makes her suited to dark espresso brown tones and mahogany shades the best. Here, she goes for a multidimensional dark chocolate brown tone throughout. This gives her hair a natural looking finish which flatters her olive complexion and showcases her large,dark eyes. The end result is shiny, glossy locks that flatter her complexion.

Penélope Cruz is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón to critical acclaim.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Medium
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,oblong,square,heart,diamond,triangular
Hair Density
Thick
Hair Texture
Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, and 51 - 60
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Glasses
No

Styling

Time
30 minutes
Tip
Use pomade to create a shiny sleek finish in the front.
Products
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. Part to the Right

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Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your right eye 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 right part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

3. Use a Large Radial Brush

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

4. Blow-dry Straight Back

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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.

5. Blow-dry Straight on the Sides

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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.

6. Blow-dry the Crown

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To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

7. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Left

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To blow-dry your bangs to the side, clip the back and side sections up, leaving just your bangs out. Place your brush beneath your bangs, holding your hair to the side and remembering to hold the tension between your hair and brush. With your blow-dryer on a low setting, apply heat by starting at the roots and make sure to stretch your hair out to the ends. Repeat until your hair is dry.

8. Tease Hair

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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.

9. Pin the Side Back

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Take your section of hair and pull it tightly across to the opposite side and pin it securely into place.

10. 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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