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your look ● hairstyles By Yulia Konstantinova-Riebman A Real Show Stopper Up is the key word for spring’s hottest hairstyles, as we’re offering a modern take on the classic French twist to help make you the center of attention S pring is that special time of the year when we feel more confident and dramatic, attracting attention and unveiling our glamorous natures. It’s a season of proms, pageants and many other special occa- sions, and it sure is the most appropriate time to turn things up a notch, as well as bringing everybody’s at- tention to your persona. Main runway and fashion scenes will show us lots of up- styles this spring season, such as French twists, knots, braids, low or side ponytails, and while winter styles were more polished and simple, this spring you will see more textured upstyles with lots of intricate details. Taking ad- vantage of everything this lovely season will have to offer, the Pageantry beauty team came up with this gorgeous, modernized-yet-simple-to-create version of a French twist that also incorporates a braid and side-pony look all in one upstyle with a recipe for glamour. What’s especially great about it is that it can be done on straight, wavy, long or even shoulder length hair. Our gor- geous model, Stephanie, with her long, thick hair is a per- fect candidate for this beautiful style. Different accessories like combs, headbands and brooches to match your gown will complete your overall image, making you the queen of the evening. CREATING TEXTURE No matter what type of hair you have, it’s extremely im- portant to create texture before starting any upstyle. It cre- 18 PAGEANTRY Stephanie Spoonamore is a print model with Images Model & Talent Agency based out of Lexington, Kentucky and models for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch. She was also 1st Runner-up Miss IMTA New York 2013. ates grip in your hair, making it pliable and allowing it to behave the way you want it to. We prepped Stephanie’s hair first by curling it with a 1.5-inch curling iron and hot set thermal spray to protect and give her hair long-lasting hold. Then, we thoroughly brushed it with a paddle brush. PUMP IT UP Separate the front hair from the back along the line that goes from behind the ears through the highest point of your head. Starting at the crown of your head, thoroughly tease the top area by taking 1/2-inch slices, and spray each teased section with medium hold hairspray. Continue to move for- ward, either all the way to the front hairline to create a high pompadour look, or leave 2-inches of hair at the front for an elegant side swoop.