To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
your look ● hairstyles
Capturing The Autumn
Romance PHOTO BY TED WEST
By Tammy Fischer
The right kind of bun style can
be both effective and easy in
making sure that your big social
occasion is an instant success
A utumn is coming, and with it comes the cooler
weather, warmer clothes, and playful fashions.
The orange, red, and yellow colors of the au-
tumn leaves bring a feeling of romance to the
air, so why not capitalize on the romantic at-
mosphere with a romantic hairstyle? This seductive and so-
phisticated look could be perfect for a formal wedding
event or just a casual night out with your girlfriends.
Whether your hair is straight or naturally curly, this fash-
ionable up-do will look glamorous on you.
My Pageantry Beauty Team cohort Amanda Ellis and I
selected this upswept bun style for our model, Laura, be-
cause it’s easy to replicate at home and will complement her
long, slender neck and gorgeous, golden locks. Bun hair-
styles are a versatile look in general, ranging from simply
functional for a back-to-school look, to an utterly sophisti-
cated look for a formal night out. This particular style will
have you feeling alluring and elegant for any fall occasion.
TURN UP THE VOLUME
Apply a light hold gel to shampooed hair and rough dry
your hair until it’s about 90 percent dry. Use a round brush
to ﬁnish drying and to create volume. If you have curly hair,
you can also diffuse your hair to produce bouncy and natu-
ral curls. How do I diffuse my curly hair? Simple, use a dif-
fuser—an attachment for your blow dryer that changes the
air ﬂow from a direct stream of air to a more diffused (get
it?) wide circle of air.
Miss Virginia USA 2015 Laura Puelo gradu-
ated from Duke University and is in her last
semester of Law School at Washington and Lee
University. She is a featured model in the
Pageantry & PromTime 2015 Fashion Showcase.
Use a curling iron, or you can use a marcel iron like we
did, on completely dried hair. Wrap the hair around the
iron and let your curls cool before touching them.
When curling your hair, you should know how hot to go.
Your hair type should determine the heat setting of your
curling iron. If your hair is ﬁne, fragile, or color-treated, use
a low heat setting—below 200 degrees—to avoid burning
or damaging your hair. If you have already curly, coarse, or
thick hair, you can go higher—between 200-300 degrees.
Never go above 400 degrees.
One of the most effective tricks for long-lasting curls is
to let the curls cool down and set before touching them.
Why does this work? As you wrap your hair around the
curling iron, heat is transferred onto the hair strands, which
is what makes them change their shape. Therefore, once
your curl is cooled down, it will allow the cuticle to close and
set in place, making it last for a much longer period of time.