Here are six simple steps to achieving the a twist on the classic updo:
1. Start by separating the hair into two sections – a top half and a bottom half.
2.Apply Fekkai Blowout Primer in both sections and comb through each part.
3. Tie each part into a tight ponytail.
4. Set each ponytail with a 1″ 1/4 to 1″ 1/2 curling iron.
5. Tie the two ponytails together the way you would tie your shoelaces. Tuck the ends of the hair within the bun and secure it with hair pins.
6. Finish off with a light hairspray.
Credit: Ben Hider
Marshall Lin for Frederic Fekkai
Credit: Ben Hider
It was the cliffside town of Positano, Italy, with its pastel-colored houses and breathtaking ocean views that got Pamella Roland’s creative juices flowing this season. The essence of this charming village was reflected in red-carpet ready pieces oozing with effortless glamour, such as an emerald gown with a low-cut neck and an iridescent blue off-the-shoulder gown. To complement the air of romance, lead hairstylist Marshall Lin and his team, offered a fresh take on the classic updo by artfully twisting two ponytails. Brides-to-be, start adding this to your Pinterest board.
Parents, it’s that time of the year again. To make your back-to-school duties a little easier, Marshall Lin shares his top looks for kids to look smart and stylish.
“The most important thing is to keep the haircuts simple because the hairline, scalp and hair of children are always changing, and so, strong layers and textures may not be the best for them. Here’s what you can try instead:
Play with length. Medium-length hairstyles are hot right now and they will show off their faces perfectly.
Bobs and bangs can never go wrong. The girls will always look so cute and chic.
But young girls will always love long hair. With long hair, keep the style simple and condition well.
I love a natural look on boys. Just make sure the hair is kept clean and is evenly proportioned.
For a simple and smart-looking cut, keep his hair longer on top and shorter on the sides. I guarantee that he’ll get plenty of compliments.”
Summer is almost over, but you can make the best out of what’s left by trying these easy steps for sexy beach waves.
- Find a good beach product, a sea salt infused styling spray, and spray a generous amount on your hair.
- Make sure that your hair gets about 50% wet with product and then braid your hair. The braid will create a natural-looking pattern.
- Sit outdoors and let the sun do its magic. Do not undo the braid until you feel that your hair is almost dry.
- Undo the braid, spray more product, and scrunch your hair up.
If you’ve already got naturally wavy hair, you can get away with products that have a light texture, if not, choose something that is richer. But no matter what, remember not to spray the product directly on your scalp and pick products with UV protection.
Ta da, Instagram-worthy beach waves.
Credits: Marshall Lin (hair); Janet Liu (make-up); Kenneth Sim (photography); Magdalena Martynowizc (model)
This fall, THE hair message is cooler than thou, and an edgy, I-woke-up-like-this bob is the way to send it. It is no secret, but the trick to achieving this look is to get the right cut from your hairstylist because the look depends so much on achieving the right texture, layers and angle. Your hairstylist will be able to take a look at your facial features and body shape to decide what works best. Ideally, the best lengths for this look are about an inch below your collar bone or an inch below your jaw line.
Keep your hair color on the cool side to complement the style – think dark ash, light platinum blonde, or pearl tones.
Once you’ve gotten your cut and color all set, simply wash, add mousse, shake, and go. Want to put in a little more effort? Give your hair a light touch with the curling iron. Simple.