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Carmen’s Sparkle Upsweep

Sparkle actress Carmen Ejogo dazzled at the movie premiere with this sophisticated updo.

Take a page from actress Carmen Ejogo’s style handbook by opting for a simple yet stunning updo that’s perfect for a late-summer evening—or for a red carpet appearance! The gorgeous actress, who dazzled at the NYC premiere of her movie Sparkle wore a little black dress paired with a casually elegant updo. Celebrity hairstylist Nelson Vercher was the mane man responsible for the coif that was reminiscent of a modern-day Audrey Hepburn look. Here, the hair guru shares the tips for re-creating Carmen’s upsweep:

STEP 1 Vercher started by applying three products by Rene Furterer: the Myrrhea No Rinse Leave-in Fluid, Karite Leave-in Nourishing Cream and Straightening Gel. The goal was to get Carmen’s hair straight while still retaining a bit of texture.

Celebrity hairstylist Nelson Vercher created Carmen Ejogo’s coif for the Sparkle movie premiere. Some of his other clients include Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Lopez. His work can be seen on the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and on the runways for Prada, Giorgio Armani among others.

STEP 2 Next, the stylist blow-dried the hair with a medium size round brush, then went over it with a flat iron.

STEP 3 He then teased the hair very lightly and separated the front of the hair from the back, ran his fingers through it to break it up and twisted the lengths in an upward direction. The result: a simple French Twist.

STEP 4 He finished by pulling the front over the back and pulled out random sections to create elegant wisps framing the face.








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