Behind the Hair

Claire Julien at the New York premiere of The Bling Ring

Hair by Christopher Naselli

Claire Julien hit the red carpet last night for the New York premiere of Sofia Coppola抯
The Bling Ring. The young Hollywood starlet donned a cool and ethereal knotted halo braid that showed off her amazing Emilio Pucci ensemble. 揊or this event, we wanted a fresh look that was youthful and sexy, yet playful with the right amount of elegance, Naselli said. Here are his steps for recreating this stunning style at home:

1. Apply Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse to damp hair from roots to mid-shaft for maximum volume and texture, then add a few drops of Gold Lust from mid-shaft to ends to smooth the hair. Rough dry hair with fingers, lifting only at the roots.

2. Create a messy side part and lightly mist top and side sections with Volumista, blasting with blow dryer while you spray to add a second layer of texture.

3. Start to braid at the left temple, angling back and down just under the occipital bone.

4. Braid the side and back into a French braid, working your way all the way around to just under the right ear. At this point, take remaining hair and tie it into knots until you run out of hair. Secure ends with an elastic, then bend up and across the top of head leaving out the fringe. Tuck the ends of braid, secure with pins to the top of head.

5. Work your way around the braid, misting with Thick Dry Finishing Spray, then open the braid by pulling the sides to create a bigger, looser feel.

6. Tuck the fringe behind ear or just leave out for a softer feel.

7. Finish with Superfine for hold.

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