The Inspiration Behind This Look:
“When I first heard the theme -- Tokyo Vibe -- Japanese women came to mind. I've always been mesmerized by the beauty and adorableness of Japanese ladies. My look was inspired by these two characteristics, resulting in a modern geisha style. I wanted to make sure the products I chose didn’t alter the texture I created and that the hair supported itself.”
You Can Do It, Too: You can achieve this modern geisha look. Here’s the quick play-by-play:
Step 1: First, prep your hair. It’s best for hair to have some grit to it, so second or third day hair is ideal. You can also spritz it with a texturizing spray like Depsea Foundation and/or Ample Angora.
Step 2: Section off the front top of the hair, from temple to temple and tie or clip it so it’s out of the way while you work on the rest.
Step 3: Next, you have the option of adding a bow to the style (this is totally optional). If you’re opting for “no bow,” divide the hair all the way down the center. If you’re including a bow you need to create a triangular section just underneath the crown with the point in the low nape of the neck. Depending on the desired placement of the bow, you will brush or comb this section smoothly upward and secure it with an elastic hair band (the base of the ponytail will be just below the bow).
Step 4: Split the remaining hair down the center. Now, you can either twist or braid each section upward to the front temple on each side.This is the point of the style that you can get creative, as there are so many variations of braids and twists. You can secure each section by using a tiny elastic band or bobby pin and tuck the ends into the top section.
Step 5: If opting for a bow, now is the time to add it. Just divide the ponytail into three sections and gently back comb them, making sure they keep some smoothness.Take the center section and, using an elastic band, create another ponytail but, upon the last wraparound, only pull the pony through halfway. This will serve as the the right side of the bow. Next, using another elastic band, repeat the previous action on the left section of hair in the ponytail, again pulling the last section through halfway. The remaining right section will be wrapped around the center and secured with a bobby pin.
Step 6: Curl and/or crimp the top section of hair and set with pins as they cool. To complete, lightly back comb the curled pieces until you achieve the desired fullness and shape, then pin them in place. Take a final look at everything, make any adjustments necessary, then finish with Sheer Lacquer.