Created exclusively by Joico Celebrity Artist, Riawna Capri of LA’s Nine Zero One Salon
Actress Vanessa Hudgens hit the holiday-party circuit with Joico going along as her “plus one,” thanks to celebrity hairdresser-to-the-stars, Riawna Capri, and two of her favorite products: Joico Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray and K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Treatment.
Her look? This Texture-and-Faux-Braid combo, that adds a modern, festive twist — without the usual jump-through-hoops, time-consuming steps of traditional holiday ‘dos.
Here’s how Riawna made the magic happen…
Step 1: First up was Joico’s K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Treatment — an instant revitalizer for Vanessa’s hair that added mega shine, moisture, and showed off the vibrancy of her brunette color.
Step 2: Riawna added “messy” waves and texture with a curling iron, then finger-tousled strands for a mismatched look.
Step 3: Joico’s Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray was up next — the perfect way to give Vanessa’s hair instant grip and texture.
Step 4: Using a small elastic band, Riawna took a section of hair on one side and made a small ponytail a few inches away from the scalp.
Step 5: From there, she created a small opening in the center of that sectioned hair (between the band and scalp), and pulled the ends of the pony under and through that opening. Next, she followed the same step with another section of hair directly under the first one and combined the ends. Riawna repeated this move to the desired end point — just behind Vanessa’s ear. A few bobby pins and another elastic secured the faux braid, guaranteeing it wouldn’t budge all evening long.
Step 6: To finish the look and hold it in place, Riawna sprayed Joico’s Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray right on the braid; then pulled on the sides of the braid and sprayed again with Hair Shake for additional texture and interest.
ALL PHOTOS MICHAEL SIMON