• <b>Textured Braid with Pop of Color</b><br />
(Seen at Calla Spring /Summer 2014 presentation – Kien worked backstage)<br />
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Braids are very on-trend right now, and this is a flirty and feminine version. It’s a perfect style to wear out at night after a day of surfing…but it’s also easy to recreate that beachy texture with Oribe products. Using neon string in the braid gives the perfect pop of color for summer and turns your hair into an accessory.<br />
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<b>Get the look:</b><br />
1. Spray dry hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/50' target='_blank'>Foundation Mist</a> and work into hair with hands to bring out natural wave and texture. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/1473' target='_blank'>Après Beach</a> throughout the ends to add even more fresh-from-the-surf texture.<br />
2. Take a few strands of neon string and wrap around a small section of hair. Braid string into hair, either in a braid or fishtail. Long hair lends itself well to single and double braids, while short hair looks best with one or two tiny braids throughout. The braids should feel very loose and natural, leaving some face-framing pieces out and allowing the beachy texture you’ve created to shine through. If needed, add more Après Beach to the loose strands for additional shine and separation.<br />
3. Once you have finished braiding your hair, break up the braid a bit with your hands and spray the ends with <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_blank'>Dry Texturizing Spray</a>.<br />
  • <b>Top Knot with a Twist</b><br />
(Seen at ParkMoonChoo Spring /Summer 2014 presentation – Kien was the lead hairstylist backstage)<br />
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This takes your top knot or messy bun and makes it a bit more fun—while still being an easy style to achieve. It’s very feathery and light to mimic what your hair might look like after a long day at the beach.<br />
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<b>Get the look: </b><br />
1. Spray sections of hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_blank'>Imperméable</a> and pass over with a flatiron until all hair is perfectly straight. The <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_blank'>Imperméable</a> will add light hold while locking out summer humidity.<br />
2. Spray roots of hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_blank'>Dry</a> to take away shine. Gather hair in a tight ponytail at the crown of the head and tie with an elastic. Keeping the ponytail high will accentuate your profile and show off your face.<br />
3. Bring ponytail forward and lay flat to head and hold down with one hand. With the other hand, start to twist and wrap the ponytail around its base in a clockwise formation until the ends are pointing forward again. Secure twisted part of hair with bobby pins. If your hair is fine and needs more texture, you can use <a href='/index.php/products/view/2229' target='_blank'>Thick Dry Finishing Spray</a> throughout the lengths to give you a bigger knot.<br />
4. Rub <a href='/index.php/products/view/67' target='_blank'>Smooth Style Serum</a> into hands and smooth into the ends of hair to create piecey separation. Flat iron the ends one more time so they are as straight as possible.<br />
5. Depending on whether you want to look more polished or carefree, you can either leave the sides and back smooth or gently rough them up to allow little hairs to fly free.
  • <b>Sleek Ponytail</b><br />
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A sleek high-shine ponytail looks chic each season, but it’s especially great for getting hair off your neck and back for summer. Plus, using <a href='/index.php/products/view/1916' target='_blank'>Gold Lust</a> as a smoothing agent gives your hair an extra layer of UV protection. <br />
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<b>Get the look:</b><br />
1. Prep damp hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/59' target='_blank'>Royal Blowout</a> and blow-dry to a smooth finish. The <a href='/index.php/products/view/59' target='_blank'>Royal Blowout</a> will also seal split ends and soften the hair. <br />
2. Flat-iron hair in sections, spraying <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_blank'>Soft Lacquer</a> onto each section for a super-straight shiny finish that will stay sleek in even the most humid climates. <br />
3. Locate the highest point on your crown, then pull hair into a ponytail there, using <a href='/index.php/products/view/70' target='_blank'>Superfine Hair Spray</a> as you brush the hair into a tight ponytail with a boar bristle brush. Secure with an elastic bungee.<br />
4. Take a small piece of hair from the ponytail, spray it with <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_blank'>Soft Lacquer</a> and hit it with a flat iron again to create a flat panel. Take the panel and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to hide the elastic, then secure with pins. This will give a polished and finished look to the ponytail.<br />
5. Add <a href='/index.php/products/view/1916' target='_blank'>Gold Lust</a> to the “tail” for high shine and UV protection.
  • <b>Beach Party Waves</b><br />
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Nothing says summer like messy beachy waves—especially ones with a little sex appeal. Make sure to keep some <a href='/index.php/products/view/2018/c-244-te-dazur-small-hair-refresher-small/' target='_parent'>Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher</a> in your bag to eliminate odors from bonfires and keep your hair smelling fresh for any close encounters.<br />
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<b>Get the look:</b><br />
1. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/50' target='_parent'>Foundation Mist</a> to bring out the hair’s natural texture and create your desired parting.<br />
2. Create waves by wrapping random sections with 1.5-inch barrel curling iron and leaving the ends free. Wrap and direct sections of hair going back. Keep it loose and unstructured to get that messy, sexy feel.<br />
3. Rub <a href='/index.php/products/view/1916/gold-lust/' target='_parent'>Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil</a> throughout your palms hands scrunch it into the hair as you blow-dry with the heat setting on medium. .<br />
5. Finish by shaking the waves out and spraying with <a href='/index.php/products/view/1473/apres-beach/' target='_parent'>Après Beach</a>.

Stylish for Summer

When high-end Canadian department store Holt Renfrew—known for its curated selection of luxury goods—wanted to feature a trend report on summer hairstyles, they turned to Oribe Educator Kien Hoang. Kien shared a variety of his favorite warm weather styles, from braids to beachy waves, and provided step-by-step instructions on how to get them at home. Scroll through the slideshow above to see his must-have looks.
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