Felicia Leatherwood is an LA-based stylist who has worked with Jill Scott, Sanaa Lathan, and others. She will be on BGLH from time-to-time giving step-by-step for her work. This lovely updo was done on model Tomiko Fraser, one of the faces of the Maybelline cosmetics line.
Step 1: Start at the nap or back area of head. Start by wrapping a small section of the double strand twist upward toward the crown of the head, like a French Roll.
Step 2: Half way up the head, right around where the ears point, you want to secure the rolled portion with a hair & bobby pin. Use one hair pin first, followed by a bobby pin (difference between hair pin and bobby pin — a hair pin is open and bobby pins are closed).
Step 3: After securing the hair that is at the half way point of the head, continue to french roll the rest of the hair and secure with a hair pin and bobby pin. Depending on how thick your hair is, you may have to use more than one.
Step 4: As you reach the front of the head you will start to fold the front section, by rolling the hair around the front of forehead, tuck and securing with pins. Be sure not to pull hair too tight around hair line because you don’t want it to break-off.
Step 5: Finish the Up-do style by placing a small amount of Temple Balm around the hairline to strengthen the edges. Use the Edge Grooming brush to brush down loose hairs and distribute the Temple Balm on the hairline. Finally, spray IC Hair Polisher Mist for shine and sun-protection. You can add a flower or head-band, hair jewelry, etc. to accentuate the style.
This updo will showcase your best facial features and add class to your wardrobe. Enjoy!