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One of Urban Beauty Collective celebrity stylists, Tippi

Shorter, brings us Alicia Keys fabulous red carpet hairstyle from

the 2009 American Music Awards.


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

the night.

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

fashion standpoint.

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

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