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Livin’ on the Edge

A classic updo gets hip with subtle texture and a big lift.

The Tearsheet design team creates a new sense of edge that comes in the way of loose texture, a playful updo and striking makeup for a modern effect. Chris Sulimay, lead stylist for the project, notes he’s seeing more young women styling their hair up, and they want wearable, creative options that speak to their personality. “Makeup and styling can allow the individual to become as classic or as edgy as they choose,” Sulimay says. “Our take on the new edgy can be soft splashes of light color around the face and shapes within the hair, all of which can speak to a classic and modern vibe.” —Jolene Turner

Photography: Jesus Baez; Makeup: Tina Roberts; Fashion Styling: Aj Arundar Sabbia; Hair assistant: Callie Baldwin


IMAGE ABOVE - To achieve this look, Chris Sulimay prepped the hair with Redken Guts 10 and Fashion Work 12. He created a V-shaped section on top and then softly backbrushed the back section using a Tearsheet Boar Finishing Brush for a pincushion effect. He then loosely gathered the hair and, from the nape, gently twisted it up and over into the desired shape and secured with Tearsheet Matte Pins. The top section was then backbrushed for volume and fashioned into a pompadour shape.

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About the Author

Jolene Turner

In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.