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Weave Couture


Stunning crimson-kissed locks have never looked more stunning than when fashioned into beautiful, feminine spirals.
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Beautiful auburn hues make a bold statement on sweet spirals. Freshly washed and conditioned lengths are molded under a hooded dryer with a shielding spray and under a mesh net cap. Using the Quick Weave method, install ebony and auburn extensions and a side-parted closure. Curl lengths tightly with a curling iron and pin to cool. Finish the look by splashing spirals with a flexible holding spray and separating them slightly to add volume. Wrap locks in a satin scarf or bonnet before bed to maintain this look for up to one week.




Celebrity hairstylist Oscar James is a hair expert who dazzles with creativity and hard work. Known for hairstyling and coifing actress Halle Berry on the night of her historic Academy Award win, he is most known today as the go-to mane pro for rap star/actress Nicki Minaj.

Clip-In Tips
“You need to space [the clip-ins] properly. You want most of it placed underneath the natural hair but you want to be sure you leave out enough of your natural hair to cover the clip-ins flawlessly. Because Nicki has a really good length of hair, it’s really easy to place the clip-ins. I usually place one at the nape, one a little higher and then one a little higher than that; then I place one from ear to ear. If she needs a little more fullness in the front, I do two pieces, maybe four-inch wide strips, on either side. And I always layer the hair. I take the clip-in hair and pin it to a Styrofoam head; and I layer it like a person’s natural hair. I cut it short in the front and leave the back longer.”

“I always cut the clip-ins before I place them in her hair. I layer them according to how I’m going to place them in the hair. I’m always mindful to shape the clip-ins before I put them in. That’s what makes the clip-in hair less detectable and it blends more.”

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