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your look ● hairstyles
By Liz Everett
Simple, side-swept perfection for
your big event
e’ve all been there. A big event is looming in our
future, and while we’d like to simply look for-
ward with eager excitement, we can’t help but
feel a bit concerned. Will our dress be perfect?
What about our makeup? And how will we
make it through the entire event with perfectly coiffed hair?
Perfection can be intimidating, and creating the perfect
side swept chignon for Red Carpet or a pageant event seems
as though it would be super stressful. Luckily, our Pageantry
Beauty team is here to show you a perfectly easy way to
achieve this classic look. The objective is to create a hairstyle
that will last through the night, look amazing in every photo,
and have you shining like the queen you are! It is all about
conﬁdence when you wear your hair in a style like this, so
embrace every ounce of it while rocking this glamorous style!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1) Chi Maximized Volume Hairspray
2) Farouk Rapid Shine Shine Enhancer
3) Bobby Pins
4) 1 Inch Curling Iron
5) Alligator Bill Pin Clips
6) Teasing Brush
PIN CURL & LIGHTLY TEASE
You may be asking, “Why should I start with pin curling
when it is an up-do?” Doing it this way creates lasting vol-
ume and shape. It is a trick I learned working society balls
in New York City this past year. I prefer a 1 inch iron, long
Model: Rebecca Chisolm
Hair: Jasmine Brightman
Photographer: Nina Haaskivi
alligator pin curl clips, and a light tease in the hair as you
go. Be sure to spray the hair lightly with hairspray as you
LET HAIR DOWN
As you let the hair down and pull the pin curl alligator
clips out, use your ﬁngers to lightly pull the curls apart, and
be sure to reinforce the desired volume before you start
styling the hair.
START STYLING AT THE CROWN
To get the perfect bump, I like to gather the hair in the center
and pin it both ways to add additional support for the style. Make
sure the bump is smooth and secure before you move on to the next
section. Spray the hair lightly again, and use the teasing brush to
smooth out any imperfections.
SCOOP & TWIRL
For this particular gown we are going to create a side
swept chignon. You can also add a headband at the end if
you want a Great Gatsby feel. We will begin by taking large
sections of the hair and twisting them toward the head as
we pin them. Be sure to use a minimum of 2 pins per twist-
ed section to be sure it will stay all night. Keep twisting to
allow the hair to take shape as you intertwine the locks.