Dancer and actress Julianne Hough hit the Emmys red carpet in a textured ponytail to balance the ballroom elegance of her gown then enjoyed the post-party circuit in an embellished bun. Julianne’s longtime stylist and friend Riawna Capri used MarulaOil products to achieve the perfect pony and a second-to-none bun.
To re-create Julianne’s look from the red carpet:
- Prep wet hair with Rare Oil Treatment all over (from roots to tips) for instant hydration, taming and softness. For finer strands, use Rare Oil Treatment Light.
- If time permits, let hair air-dry to create natural texture, using hands to scrunch and build texture.
- Once dry, use a 1-inch curling iron to enhance the texture by creating an “S”-shaped wave on the curls.
- To create the S-wave, bend hair in a C-shape back and forth so that hair forms a wave rather than a curl. Set waves in place using Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray.
- Before pulling hair into a ponytail, build additional texture on the top of the head by creating twists in the hair. Use half-inch sections and twist them back to avoid the appearance of being slicked back, spraying sides down with Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray to keep hair in place.
- Secure ponytail low on the neck (about 1-2 inches from the hairline) then backcomb with a Detangling Brush for extra volume.
- Spray hair all over with Rare Oil Dry Mist and set with Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray before tying a ribbon around the ponytail to complete the look.
To re-create Julianne’s look at the afterparty:
- Remove hair from the ponytail, and apply more Rare Oil Treatment all over hair to add shine and smooth down flyaways before creating a center part.
- Brush hair back into a tight ponytail using the Detangling Brush. Secure an elastic tightly at the base of the neck.
- Create a fishtail braid using the ends of the ponytail, applying bobby pins in an “around the clock” pattern to keep the bun in place. Set with Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray.
- Once secure, pull hair at the crown and on the sides to create additional texture then secure bun with a thin ribbon to conceal pins. Tie in a bow at the nape of the neck.
- Spray hair all over with Rare Oil Dry Mist and set with Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray to complete the look.
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