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Vertical roll (French pleat)

This week i thought i would share with you one of my all time favourite hairstyles, the vertical roll.

The design is often also known as a French pleat. It is a classic look that goes back to the 1940s; I love this style for formal occasions, depending on the finish it can look extremely glamorous.

1. Take a panel of hair roughly three inches wide from the crown forward, back comb and isolate.

2. Depending if the client wears it on right or left, criss cross grips slightly to one side (if you are rolling it too the right criss cross them in the middle but slightly to the left)

3. If you can roll that in one section if not two sections (using a long hair pad is optional)

4. Take down the isolated section and roll and blend

 

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Posted: October 24, 2013

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