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We’ve heard of bed head and hat hair, and now celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri would like to introduce the concept of headphone hair. It’s a good thing.
“I am always listening to music on the go, as are many other people, I believe, so we wanted to create hairstyles where the headphones actually work for you and not against you with your hairstyle,” she tells THR.
The hair guru is co-owner of Nine Zero One Salon on Melrose, a favorite of stars. Her clients include Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts, Julianne Hough and Lea Michele. Her styling partnership with Beats by Dre — whose three new wireless, premium headphones and earbuds are featured along with three DIY hairdos — is natural, when you consider that Capri relies on music to help her concentrate while working. “I have an extreme love for music and the creativity it inspires in me while I work.”
When prepping a client for the red carpet, she says, “I usually instigate the conversation because I always have to put music on as soon as I’m working, but mostly we both decide, along with the makeup artist who is working with us. It’s important for everyone to vibe together and enjoy the process!” Capri’s go-tos of late: mixes by Kygo.
For this trio of headphone hairstyles, she says each was inspired by a situation when one would wear the musical accessory: while traveling (the messy, waved Jet Set look), working out (Circuit Braid) and heading to a party (the tied-up Knotted Threesome). She looked at fall and winter runway trends, as well as at Pinterest, to help devise the styles that would work perfectly with each headphone. After all, she points out, “There is a lot to say for looks such as headphone hair, where the style is created around your accessories.”
For example, says Capri, “The Circuit Braid for working out — braids keep your hair extremely secure while working out, better than a ponytail or bun, and since not everyone knows how to French braid, this is my take on a ‘cheated’ braid. When you pair this look with the wireless Powerbeats earphones, you are free to tackle any workout with your hair and music set in place.”
On Wednesday, how-to video tutorials for each look will go up. “The great thing about all these looks is they’re great for anyone, including celebs, to re-create at home themselves.”
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