GET THE LOOK: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez displays wonderful versatility with her Hair; enabled by being thick Latino Hair.

Very rarely we see Jennifer with her hair up which has always bemused me as she has such a beautiful face and good jaw line.

The look here though is all about the dress; it’s a really big number and statement maker. Even the make-up has had the volume turned up on it with those striking red lips and lash extensions. Not everything can be so larger than life, in order for the look to work something has to be toned down to ensure it doesn’t look and come across as too busy. In this instance, and rightly so, it was the hair that took backstage pulling it into a chic ponytail and creating a bun. Note the use of texture; Sleek Reflection is a Trend for Spring Summer 2011

Prepping

  • It’s important to work with clean Hair. Wash using Nicky Clarke Moisture Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner so the hair has beautiful shine and is soft.
  • Dry the hair with a Nicky Clarke Sensor Dryer and use Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer for added shine and to straighten the mid lengths.
  • Use a small round brush and straighten the hairline so it is smooth and blends back into the rest of the hair; do this by brushing it with force in a backwards direction.
  • Once the hair is dry, take a high shine gel and with the head straight and chin square pull the hair into a very tight ponytail just below the crown.
  • To do this, take a circular section where you want to place the ponytail, coat the roots and mid lengths in product combing the residue through to the ends so there becomes less product.
  • Take another circular section in the shape of a halo. Whilst holding the last section, and do the same as above – coat product through the roots and mid-lengths, allowing the residue to flow to the ends.
  • Depending on hair density, you should be able to pull all the hair back in 4 or 5 sections.
  • Use a comb to tightly pull it back. Comb from the hairline never letting go of the ponytail.
  • Secure with a bungee cord

Finishing

  • With a ponytail now secured, begin twisting the ponytail from the roots in a clockwise direction.
  • Pinch the middle for tension and wrap a plastic band around the ends, ideally matching the Hair colour.
  • Place your thumb at the root of the ponytail and allow this to be the cog. Begin wrapping the pony around the band; use pins to secure the pony to the head.
  • Continue wrapping in a circular motion. As the hair gets finer on the ends make sure it’s twisted and tooed underneath to hide the band, securing with a grip.
  • Cross check the look using a pin tail comb, making sure you smooth down all the little fly away hairs.
  • Finish with Nicky Clarke Hold and Shine Ultimate Hairspray