Thursday, 02 January 2020 00:00

Updo - How-to: 6 Knots with Eric Fisher

Figure 8 knots and a basic French braiding technique are combined to create a beautiful updo. Follow along, step by step, with Eric Fisher and learn how to recreate this look!

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hairspray

TOOLS:

  • Tail Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Clips 

STEPS:

  1. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush.
  2. Apply dry shampoo to give the hair some "grit" and hold.
  3. Part hair down the middle and section from top of the head to behind the ears on both sides.  Clip the back section of hair out of the way.
  4. Take a section on one side of your middle part.  Palms of your hand are up, place the section in your right hand between the index and middle finger.  Holding the tail of the hair in your left hand, whirlybird the hair around so that your palms are now facing down.   Grab the hair with your index and middle finger and pull through to make a knot.  Hold this section in place with a hair clip.  
  5. Take a second section of hair next to the first and repeat the process to create a knot.  
  6. You will create 3 knots on either side of your middle part.
  7. Once you have completed your 6 Figure 8 knots, comb the tails of the knots together using your tail comb.  Apply dry shampoo to the hair.  
  8. Create a knot by with this section of hair, pull through and push the hair up towards the hairline.  
  9. Pin this knot in place being sure to capture all of the hair.  
  10. To finish the top, put a bobby pin at the end of the tail, twist it up and pin to control the ends.  Spray lightly with hairspray.
  11. Once you get to the back section; you can do whatever you want.  For this updo Eric will do 2 French braids.  
  12. Section the hair horizontally across the back.  Clip the top section of hair out of the way.
  13. French braid the bottom section using a traditional French braiding technique and adding hair from the outside. Secure the braid with a clip.
  14. Spray the braid with dry shampoo.
  15. French braid the top section of hair.  Once you finish, pancake your braids as desired.  Pin in place as needed with bobby pins.
  16. Braid the remaining hair together and finish the ends by curling or backcombing them. 

 

 

 

 

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French braids can seem so basic, but often times the most basic of techniques can be transformed into an amazing look.  

Check out this updo Eric created using two French braids. 

 

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hair Spray

 

TOOLS:

  • Tail Comb
  • Clear Elastic
  • Hair Pins
  • Bobby Pins
  • Large Bobby Pins
  • Curling Iron

 

STEPS:

  1.  Start by sectioning the hair into 2 sections.  Beginning above the right eye, take a circular section to the back of the head.  (Circular sections help hide the part and make for a seamless finish.)
  2. The remaining hair will comprise the second section and be intentionally larger than the first section.  Comb this back cleanly and clip out of the way.
  3. Begin your French braid with the first section.  Leaving out some hair around the hairline can create interest and a more organic look.
  4. Take a small section and the front hairline with your left hand.  Divide this section into thirds with your fingers. Grab the center section with your right hand and twist.
  5. Begin adding hair from the outside.  Keep the sections clean and comb smooth as needed. When you run out of hair, secure the first braid with a clear elastic.
  6. When beginning the second section - you want to keep the braid higher up and near the middle of the head. French braid this section adding hair from the outside and combing cleanly.  Secure the end with a clear elastic.
  7. Once you have finished both braids, it is time to pancake the braids.  Spray hair with dry shampoo to provide some grit.  
  8. Beginning with the smaller braid, begin pulling it out and pancaking it as much as you like.
  9. Repeat this process on the larger, second braid.  
  10. Once you have finished, remove the clear elastics and braid the two braids together. Secure with a clear elastic.
  11. Pin the braids together at the top using a regular size bobby pin.
  12. Going to the left side; if you want to emphasize the movement, spray the hair with hairspray.  Slide the hair pin into the section, lift it up and secure.  Repeat with any other sections; spray with more hairspray; let dry and remove the hair pins. 
  13. Finish the look by curling the ends of the braid as desired and pin braid in place using large bobby pins.
Published in Updo
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 00:00

Updo - How-to: Classic Chignon with Eric Fisher

What is a chignon?  'Chignon' is basically a French word for 'bun.'  It comes from the word "chignon du cou" which means 'base of the neck.' The term has evolved to mean basically any updo arranged on the back of the head.  

Check out this twist on a classic chignon from Eric Fisher.

PRODUCTS:

  • Light Hold Hairspray

 

TOOLS:

  • Tail comb
  • Clear Elastic
  • Large Bobby Pin

 

STEPS:

  1. Brush all of the hair back smoothly
  2. Using a large tail comb, divide hair from ear to ear.  
  3. Pin top section out of the way and comb bottom section smooth.  
  4. Hold both sections in one hand, top section between the first and index fingers and the bottom section between the thumb and index fingers.
  5. Reach in and grab the tail of the top section and pull through to create a knot.
  6. Using the shorter section; repeat the same steps to create another knot.  
  7. Repeat this process until you run out of hair.  Secure with a clear elastic.
  8. Wind the hair up and secure at the nape with a large bobby pin - or 2!

 

Published in Updo

 Sometimes even the most complicated updos are easy to create once you know how.  

Follow this tutorial step by step with Eric Fisher to recreate this look.

PRODUCTS:

  • Mousse
  • Light Hold Hair Spray

 

TOOLS:

  • Clear elastics
  • Tail Comb
  • Bobby Pins
  • Paddle Brush
  • Flat Iron

 

STEPS:

  1.  Prep hair with a little mousse and blow dry with a paddle brush
  2. Flat iron hair to further smooth as needed.
  3. Divide hair into 4 ponytails starting at crown moving down to nape.
  4. Beginning with the first ponytail, deconstruct or loosen the hair by pulling gently on the sections of hair to create height.
  5. Starting with the first ponytail, comb thru cleanly with a tail comb.
  6. Divide the ponytail evenly into 2 sections.
  7. Twist the first section slighty to the left and take the left section over the right.  Repeat down the section.
  8. At the end of the braid, begin deconstructing by pulling sections out.
  9. Wrap the braid around the ponytail and secure with bobby pins at the base.
  10. Repeat the procedure with the second ponytail but at the end, deconstruct from the top to the bottom.
  11. Wrap the braid around the base of the second ponytail and pin at the base.
  12. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th ponytails.  
  13. Now its time to personalize the look for your client.  
  14. Deconstruct to make it bigger, check for balance and smooth any areas needed with your tail comb.  Finish with a spritz of hair spray.

 

 

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Thursday, 08 August 2019 00:00

Updo - How-to: The Breeze with Eric Fisher

"The Breeze" is an organic, romantic updo perfect for an evening event or wedding. Follow along step by step with Eric Fisher to recreate this look.  

PRODUCTS

  • Thermal protectant
  • Light Hold Hairspray

TOOLS

  • Large Tooth Comb
  • Tail Comb
  • Curling Iron with 1" barrel
  • Hair Elastics
  • Bobby Pins

STEPS

  1. Pre - curl the hair.  Use a 1" curling iron and spiral curl the hair towards the back of the head, away from the face.
  2. Lightly comb out the hair using a large tooth comb.
  3. Separate the hair from the crown to behind each ear and clip the front sections out of the way.
  4. Backcomb the hair at the crown; taking a larger section of hair, overdirect the hair to the front of the head and backcomb for a good, firm base.
  5. Repeat the backcombing with a few more sections, interlocking them as you go.
  6. Smooth the top of the hair and pin the backcombed hair under the crown.  Pull and shape this area as desired.
  7. Separate the back section of hair into 2 smaller sections.  Using an elastic and 2 bobby pins; create 2 small ponytails at the occipital.
  8. Take one of the front sections and divide it into 2 sections.  Elevate the sections towards the crown and twist the hair into a roll.
  9. Pin this hair into the backcombed section at the back of the crown.  Repeat on the other side.
  10. Loosen the rolls on the sides as desired for an organic, romantic look.
  11. Take one of the ponytails in the back and separate the curls with your fingers.  Twist and de-construct this hair, wrap and pin into the hair above.
  12. Repeat on the other side.
  13. Evaluate your look for balance and deconstruct as desired.  

 

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PRODUCTS

  • Light hold hairspray

TOOLS

  • tail comb
  • bobby pins
  • hair elastics

STEPS

  1.  Divide hair into 3 equal ponytails from crown to nape.
  2.  Starting with the top ponytail, split it into 2 sections.  Ligihtly backcomb and spray the hair with a light hold hairspray
  3.  Take the first section and wrap it counter clockwise over the ponytail. Pin the ends of that hair out of the way across the ponytail on the opposite side.
  4.  Repeat this process on the other side, but wrap the hair clockwise around the ponytail.  Be certain that the loops are the same size and pin the hair out of the way.
  5.  Moving down to the second ponytail; divide into 2 sections and repeat the backcombing and hairspraying.
  6.  Take the first section of the second ponytail and pull it thru the loop above; pin the remaining hair out of the way on the other side of the ponytail. 
  7.  Repeat with the second section of the ponytail.
  8.  Move down to the third ponytail and repeat the process; looping the ponytail sections through the loops of the second ponytail. 
  9. Finally, pin the remaining hair under the loops and evaluate your final look for balance. 

Keep scrolling to watch video. 

 

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Wedding season is here!  Braids have become a highly-requested element in the trending organic bridal updos.  Learn how to create the this braided bridal look, step by step with Eric Fisher. 

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Light Hold Hairspray
  • Detailing Creme

TOOLS:

  • Tail comb
  • Jumbo comb
  • Clear elastic bands

STEPS:

  1. Part the hair down the center; clip one side out of the way.
  2. Leaving the perimeter out, begin a high inverted french braid (or dutch braid) on one side of the head.
  3. Once you reach the nape area, begin to deconstruct or 'petal out' the braid.  Secure with a clip
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side.  
  5. Once you have the two french braids done, remove the clips and braid them together. 
  6. Secure with a clear elastic and flip the tail thru the hair above the elastic.
  7. Decontruct your braid as desired.
  8. Begin curling the perimeter by wrapping the hair around the curling wand in a cable curl style. Hold curls in your hand until they cool and pin them  out of the way as necessary.
  9. Spray curls with dry shampoo and break them up using a jumbo comb to loosen them. 
  10. Spray curls with a light hold hairspray and beginning at the nape, weave the curled sections into the braid.
  11. As you finish, check your final style for balance and adjust as necessary.

 Keep scrolling to watch the video.

 

Published in Updo
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

Updo - How-to: Fishtail Chignon

Learn how to recreate this fishtail chignon step by step with Eric Fisher.

 

PRODUCTS:

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hairspray

TOOLS:

  • tail comb
  • bobby pins
  • hair pins
  • elastic hair ties

STEPS:

  1. Prep hair with dry shampoo
  2. Comb hair back until smooth
  3. Using your tail comb, section off a circular parting at the top of the head to start your braid
  4. Divide this circular section down the middle
  5. Add a section of hair from behind the ear and move to the opposite side, on the inside, to begin the braid
  6. Keep adding sections of hair, going from one side to the other.  Be sure to keep the sections tight as you braid
  7. Once you finish the braid, secure the ends of the hair with a clear elastic band
  8. Twist the braid and wrap it to one side, folding the braid into itself
  9. Secure the braid with large bobby pins; be sure to stick the pin straight into the hair and weave it in the hair to lock
  10. Deconstruct the braid as desired
  11. Finish with dry shampoo and /or light hold hairspray

Keep scrolling to watch the video.

 

Published in Updo
Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Style With Knowledge Video Bundle

Style With Knowledge by Eric Fisher.

Tool: Curling Iron.

Published in Video Bundles
Thursday, 13 April 2017 00:00

Have you heard?

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That's access to 42 blowout and styling videos to teach your students the techniques, elements and steps for completing the most in-demand styles of today.Today, we are giving you a chance to preview a full Style With Knowledge video - Flat Wrap a Classic Bob. Just click the play button below to watch.

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Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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