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Gorgeous Gabrielle

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Actress Gabrielle Union looked stunning at the 2013 BET hosted Inaugural Ball held in Washington, D.C. The key to her red-carpet coif: Clairol Professional celebrity hair pro Kiyah Wright! Here, the star stylist gives us all the details on Gabrielle’s pretty pinned-back style:

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THE COLOR was created with a blend of Clairol Professional Liquicolor Permanente 3N with Clairol Professional 10 volume developer. The formula was applied root to tip until the entire head is covered. The hue was allowed to process under heat for 30 minutes and then rinsed. Wash the hair with a hydrating, color-safe shampoo and conditioner (such as Clairol Professional Curl Shampoo and Conditioner).

THE STYLE began by blow-drying the hair with a round brush to create maximum volume along the roots.

Coming or going, Gabrielle’s coif looked stunning.

Coming or going, Gabrielle’s coif looked stunning.

Once dried, take 1” sections of hair and use a 1” barrel curling iron to create spiral curls throughout the head.

Leaving the bangs out, take 1” pieces from either side and bobby pin them to the center back of the head. Repeat this step until reaching the nape of the neck. The result should resemble a braid.

Ensure the pinned back style is secure and then spritz with a light hold hairspray.

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