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DIY Persephone Hair


You might call it boho, a messy up-do, or undone style. We call it Persephone’s hair and the look that will be hitting the runway tomorrow! If you are wanting to look like the Goddess of Spring herself, follow my step-by-step guide to achieve this easy, messy-chic style.

What you will need:

  • Thermal spray

  • Pointy barrel iron or curling iron

  • Moroccan oil

  • Osis Dust it

  • Backcomb brush

  • Bobby pins

  • Hair glitter spray (Optional)

It’s better to work with dirty hair so ideally, go two days without shampooing before styling this look.

Step 1: After spraying hair with thermal protector, use a pointy barrel iron or curling iron to curl hair to roots. Curl hair away from your face on both sides.

Step 2: Rub a dime size amount of Moroccan Oil in hands and finger comb through all your curls. This will separate them to give a more beachy curl.

Step 3: Sprinkle a voluminous powder in your hair (I use Osis Dust It) and back comb the top half of your hair at the roots. Gently finger comb obvious lumps and bumps.

Step 4: Take a three one inch section of hair from one side of head and twist each piece away from your face. Pull it to the back and bottom of your crown and pin. Take three one inch sections from the other side of your hair and layer it over the first pieces and pin.

Step 5: You will do this two more times. Once on each side.

Step 6: Once four pieces are twisted, layered and pinned, gently pull at the twists to loosen. Be careful not to pull out the sections completely.

Step 7: Back comb the bottom section of the hair on the outer layer to create that messy look. Backcomb the twists and crown of head as well.

Step 8: Hair spray everywhere and you’re good to go!

Now you have the Persephone look! Perfect for music festivals, beach parties, and shopping. Show us your Persephone look on Instagram #persephonejci.

Persephone takes place at Heritage Hall (3201 Main Street) on Tuesday July 22, 2014. The doors will open at 6:30pm, and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are available in advance at John Casablancas Institute for $20, or at the door for $25. All net proceeds will go to Covenant House.

DesireeAnne Holder, JCI Fashion Student

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