By Drew Friebe
Earlier this morning I had the pleasure of having Ashley Brecken, from Oribe’s styling team, come to spend a few hours discussing the importance of something every girl should have in her arsenal: a set.
She boasts that “a good set can take you to infinite possibilities,” and we couldn’t agree more.
Ashley started off the classic look with a quick directional blow-dry, using her comb to stretch and smooth the texture around the hairline.
Oribe’s Grandiose mouse and Maximista spray were used throughout the mid shaft and ends to create some “Texas touchable volume.”
To finish the prep portion Ashley used her hands to direct the hair up and away from the face making sure all the moisture was out of the length before she began the sectioning she would use for the look.
With the hair dried and hairline smoothed Ashley sectioned out the Mohawk all the way to the nape of the neck leaving us with the two side sections for a total of three.
Starting in the top and front of the Mohawk section using her one inch Marcel iron Ashley begins to curl a one and a half inch section back before pinning the ends in to cool.
Moving quickly she worked through the whole Mohawk directing the curls back and pinning them to set in about six sections.
Moving to the sides Ashley split them into three vertical sections following the same manner as the Mohawk section. Rolling the Marcel iron back in about 1”-1 1/2” sections and pinning them to cool.
After everything is pinned leave the look to cool so all the bonds set creating style memory and a set that will last for days.
As the hair cools remove the pins from each section and let fall before moving to the next.
Starting in the back take a boar bristle brush and begin to comb through the sections starting in the back. This will smooth any flyway’s and leave the curl with an effortless classic feel.
Continue to brush through each section until you reach the front and have melded all the sections together.
Shake out, brush into place and this quick 20 minute set will be the gift that keeps giving for days.
Tips from the Twins!
We love a good set and for good reason, they can be a girls secret weapon to give you days of daring looks, here’s how:
Day 1: add a little spray for flyaways or a soaring amount of Gold Lust Oil to the ends for a beautiful shine and separation to your set.
Day 2: A little lived in! Wake up and brush your fingers through the style. You can use Apres Beach Spray or Dry Texturizing Spray to reinforce the texture for a lived in second day look.
Day 3: Rinse and repeat or add a little change! Take some Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and spray generously through the roots and mid shaft. Once applied use a blow dry to remove excess product and set it in before throwing your day 3 texture into a high pony or soft bun for a perfect day 3 look.