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November 17, 2017

EASY ELEGANCE WITH A TWIST


HALF-UP TOPSY TAIL TUTORIAL FROM THE AVEDA INSTITUTE WINNIPEG


Hold on to your floral scrunchies, the Topsy Tail is back and far more chic than your childhood self might remember. A once popular choice among teens and young women in the mid-1990’s the Topsy Tail has since seen sporadic revivals in popular culture over the last two decades, although perhaps only in recent months do we recognize the ease and elegance of this retro look and it has us feeling truly #blessed. The look has been sported by everyone from celebrities like Hailey Baldwin at Tommy Hilfiger’s fall 2016 show during NYFW, to public figures like the ever-sophisticated Duchess of Cambridge.  


 


The Aveda Institute Winnipeg’s student stylist Syleena Pereira takes us back with this classic and super simple style to create effortlessly cool hair for the fall/winter season with her half-up Topsy Tail Tutorial below.


 


THE STEPS


1)   Spray Aveda Texture Tonic throughout dry hair


 


2)   Blow dry hair after applying product to create a better hold/grip


 


3)   Section hair into 2-3 inch sections horizontally across the back of the head


 


4)   Grab 1-inch sections of hair and wrap the hair around the curling iron keeping hair flat (similar to flat iron curl)


 


5)   Alternate direction of curls for each row


 


6)   Curl front sections going away from the face


 


7)   Spay curls with Air Control


 


8)   Grab hair from the crown area and secure ponytail with clear elastic


 


9)   Gently move elastic down and create a hole with bone comb


 


10)         Slowly flip the ponytail through the hole and pull down to secure


 


11)         Wrap the elastic with a piece of hair to conceal elastic


 


12)         Spray with Air Control for additional hold prior to wrapping


 


13)         Pin any loose pieces of hair if necessary to complete the look


 


14)         Comb out curls with Bone comb and spray with Air Control


 


PRODUCT: Texture Tonic & Air Control 


TOOLS: ¾ inch barrel curling iron, blow dryer, sectioning clips, bone comb, bobby pins, clear elastics


“I’m a student from the April class soon to be graduating. Aveda taught me the skills I need in order to be successful without making a huge environmental impact on the world or harming innocent animals. Helping to make the world a better place is one of the reasons I chose Aveda. I have a passion for styling hair and I chose this style because it’s easy to do yourself and looks elegant or messy depending on what you’re going for. You can do this style on curled or straight hair, but I like it best when the curls are bouncy.”


                                   


                                                -Syleena Pereira


 


Follow Syleena on Instagram @syl_style77


 


 










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