Expand your hair-up repertoire with Sharon Blain
An icon of the styling world, Sharon Blain is the undisputed queen of hair-up! If you’d like to build your styling skills with up-dos that will send your clients into the stratosphere, this one’s for you.
From the braid variations chignon to the reverse pin curls, the chignon bun and the French and horizontal rolls, we’re giving you a sneak preview of 5 of Sharon’s video tutorials. So, sit back and enjoy this tantalising taste of what you’ll enjoy as an MHD member.
Design, placement and balance are important with the braid variations chignon
Our first featured tutorial is all about the braid variations chignon. In this tutorial for stylists at an intermediate level, Sharon demonstrates how to combine design, balance and placement.
Encompassing twists, ponytails, braiding, knotting and pinning, you’ll learn how to create this beautiful, romantic style – ideal for prom queens and brides to be!
Put a modern twist on a 1920s style with the reverse pin curls
Drawing inspiration from the flapper culture of the 1920s, Sharon demonstrates finger dexterity and pin curling to deliver flat movement and volume in this reverse pin curls hairstyle tutorial.
You’ll need to consider natural partings and hair length when creating this style on your clients. But do it right and you’ll conjure images of The Great Gatsby.
The chignon bun requires a swift, accurate technique
If you’re in the fashion industry, speed and attention to detail must go hand-in-hand if you’re to successfully create the chignon bun.
Demonstrating method and placement of a front bun with a chignon base technique, Sharon shows you how to create a sculptured bun that progresses from a narrow front to height on top of the head. Speed is of the essence in this tutorial!
Sharon’s French roll exudes sleek sophistication
Sharon Blain’s suave and sophisticated French roll is a real stunner. Demonstrating a basic French roll technique, she’ll show you precisely how to define a classic French pleat with a stunning silhouette.
What’s more, with tips on preparation, added volume, placement of shape, scalp braids and finish, this intermediate tutorial is one you’ll come back to throughout your styling career.
Contemporary yet vintage – it’s the horizontal roll
In our final featured tutorial, Sharon Blain demonstrates the horizontal roll. Inspired by the victory roll, you’ll learn how to use placement to compliment bone structure – undoing a slipped low placed halo of hair to bring this 1940s classic firmly into the 21st century.
With techniques encompassing everything from hand positioning, pin curling, backcombing and blow drying, you’ll create curl and movement to delight bridal, prom and fashion clients. Don’t forget to download your step-by-step guide to accompany the tutorial.
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