Instagram's explore page is a treasure trove of beauty inspiration. While scrolling today, this bedazzled up-do on Vanessa Hong (@thehautepursuit) caught our attention, while other editors were oohing and aahing over the look in person while watching Chanel's Metier d'arts Show. The pristine twist with sparkling sea shells was, indeed, a show stopper. So we went straight to the source, hairstylist Mischa G, to get all the details.
The style came about a bit last minute. It was just hours before the show when she and Hong were connected by a mutual friend, colourist Douglas. "[Hong] sent me a few images of a braided bun and a ponytail with scattered jewels. She was wearing a huge pearl and crystal necklace so I decided on pearls accented in silver and small tear drop and round crystals," the hairstylist says. "I rushed to my favourite bead and findings store and in about 30 minutes glued 64 jewels to a variety of hair pins based on the weight of the jewel. I wanted an organised but random arrangement of jewels."
The gorgeous up-do shape came about because of the shell accessories-Hong suggested doing a conch shell-like twist. Then, G smoothed Bumble and bumble Does It All Hairspray all over before twisting the hair up.
"Since I had texture and backcombing, the pins had a base to stick into. I finished with Bumble and bumble Strong Finish Hold Hairspray," G adds. The style is even better in motion:
The ultimate Christmas party hair inspiration.
Shop the look with celebrity stylist Aaron Carlo's pretty pearl hair screws, which look stunning punctuating an up-do.
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