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Asymmetric Attitude

Make a fierce mane statement with a coif featuring an asymmetrical bang that veils one eye for a look that’s mysterious, yet appealing.

Get the look: After the hair has been relaxed, cut hair into a standard bob by trimming sections at the bottom. The slanted fringe is precisely snipped making this coif smooth and sleek. To add shine to the ebony tresses, the hair is refreshed with a clear rinse. Strands are then blow-dried and curled with a flat iron.


Blonde Bombshell

Show off your diva style with a honey-hued mane that combines blunt bangs and a fabulous frame for a standout silhouette.

Get the look: Natural hair is braided in a circular pattern and a protective cap is placed on top. A quick wave is bonded to the cap and hair is then razor cut into long layers. Next bangs are cut straight across and tresses are smoothed over with a ceramic flat iron. Complete the look by misting strands with shine spray.


Smooth Perfection

You can never go wrong with this sleek coif. The silky smooth locks featuring a full bang make this style perfect for all occasions.

Get the look:  Start by parting hair down the middle, combing a small section of hair towards the front. Snip strands just below the eyebrows creating a thick fringe that frames the face. Spray tresses with a light oil and straighten the hair section by section with a flat iron. Spray mane with oil sheen for a gorgeous glow.


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