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Leave it to Adriana Lima to turn heads on the carpet. The Brazilian beauty turned up at the amFAR New York gala in a dramatic red Marchesa dress with equally exquisite hair to match. “It had a detailed bow that had to be seen,” says hairstylist Jennifer Yepez. “So to show it off so we decided to do an up-do and as an homage to the beautiful dress we made a bow with Adriana’s beautiful long hair.”
To create the sculptured coif, Yepez began by prepping hair with Nexxus ProMend Heat Protecting Mist ($21.99), applied from mid-shaft to end, and Kerastase Mousse Bouffante Luxurious Volumizing Strong Hold ($36.99) from root to end. After drying hair flat with a center part, Yepez misted hair with Kerastase Laque Couture ($30) then pulled it back into a super slick ponytail using a flat brush.
After splitting the ponytail in two, Yepez took one section, combed it through, then soaked it with hairspray halfway down. Next, she used a blow-dryer to set the hair into place (“keeping the section very clean, tight and together”), using the dried section to fashion the first of two bow loops, secured in place with an elastic band–minus a few loose pieces.
Repeating steps with the remaining section of hair to create the second loop, the hairstylist wrapped a few loose strands around the elastic bands to disguise them (“that way you cover them and it looks as if you only used hair to make the bow”) and pinned hair into place.
Yepez then flat-ironed the remaining loose strands into two sleek pieces to form the tails of the hair bow-tie hanging beneath the loops, using Nexxus Oil Infinite ($21.99) on the ends for a nourishing, glossy sheen and an all-over spray of Kerastase K Gloss Appeal ($30.99) to complete the polished look.
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