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How To Do A Simple Cheat Pleat

With Callam Warrington
Duration19 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


Callam Warrington demonstrates a simple and easy updo technique to achieve a pleat as an alternative to the traditional method, designed for a quick solution when up against the clock, such as the catwalk or when preparing for special occasions.

The tutorial incorporates a range of techniques to achieve the dressing, including back brushing, barrel curls, blow drying, brush use, pinning, pleats, ponytails, product use, rolls, smoothing, spiral curling and tonging.

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Technical skills

  • Back-brushing
  • Barrel curls
  • Blow drying
  • On base
  • Pleats
  • Ponytails
  • Rolls
  • Smoothing
  • Spiral curling
  • Tonging


Contributor: Callam Warrington
Model: Alexis
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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