One of Urban Beauty Collective celebrity stylists, Tippi
Shorter, brings us Alicia Keys fabulous red carpet hairstyle from
the 2009 American Music Awards.
TIPPI SHORTER ON ALICIA KEYS
Alicia has recently gotten hair color. We went a couple of
shades lighter with Clairol and we love it!
Not only did she walk the red carpet, but, she performed 2 times
so I had to find a fun style that can transform easily throughout
We decided to do an updo, but with a creative twist. She has
always been very well known for her braids so I have been
incorporating braids into alot of her looks lately, but from a more
To protect it we always start the the Pantene color revive
shampoo and conditioner to help keep hair healthy and vibrant.
After the shampoo and conditioner, I used the detangling leave
in from Pantene and blow dried her hair with a Mason Pearson brush
to get her hair as smooth as possible.
I wanted to recreate the backward mohawk braid that I did for
her most recent video, so I sectioned the hair into 3 sections
front to back. I gathered the 2 outermost sections and secured them
into a ponytail using Ojon animated styling paste.
With the center section, I started a braid from the nape all the
way to the front and made it a little off center. I tucked the end
of the braid underneath the main braid and secured with bobbi
I finished the entire look off with Ojon Tunu Elastik hairspray
and Bed Head Headrush spray shine.
There you have it. Now you can create this same style at home.
Until next time. Live*Love*Laugh*Create