Styling Michelle Phan
Hi Grand beauties!
I’ve gotten off to a great start this New Year with the opportunity to style Miss Michelle Phan’s hair.
What an amazing experience!
She is so cute and nice! I have to admit I was a little nervous and excited driving to Fort Lauderdale to do the hair of such a creative artist.
I sat down to talk with Miss Phan about the look and inspiration. Her dress was her inspiration. It was short with a light rust color. We both agreed on Florida beachy waves with a braid, especially since braids will continue to accessorize hair thru spring!
Phan Hairstyle Process
I started by smoothing her ends using Shu Uemura Essence Absolue with my hands to nourish her dry ends. Then I sprayed mineral salt spray to the roots of the hair and roughed it up with the blow-dryer and my fingers. I began with rectangular sections at the base and curled the hair clockwise then counterclockwise. I crimped a side section for my braid and switched to my larger barrel iron on the top, always protecting the hair with Shu Uemura heat protection design hairspray.
At the end, I shook out all the waves and used one of my favorite texturizers, Cotton Uzu, on the palm of my hands.
Michelle mentioned she loved the smell. I decided to place the braid around her head like a headband and connect it to a peek-a-boo fishtail braid extension I added.
Phan Hairstyle Result?
She loved it!
I think the most impressive part of my experience was when Michelle blessed the food when I was setting up my things so I took a moment, bowed my head and joined the room in prayer. At that moment, I knew everything was going to be all right!
Thank you to Kerastase Paris/Shu Uemura for the opportunity.