With an emphasis on texture and shape, high-volume hairstyles create impactful silhouettes—made all the more alluring by glowing skin and an understated smoky eye.
Aim high with an architectural braided updo. Twist cornrows together for increased thickness and structural integrity, and add softness by laying edges in a swirl shape using a gel such as Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Styling Gelee.
For airy, diffused texture, brush out an afro and blow-dry it from below using Dyson’s heat-safe Supersonic Hair Dryer. Complement the look with a smudged mocha liner—try ILIA Clean Line Gel Eyeliner in Dusk.
IN THE LOOP
Reimagine a high bun with cascading tendrils. Loop braids in and out of the bun for a dynamic effect, smoothing the ends with Pattern Beauty’s Jojoba Oil Hair Serum. A high-definition highlighter—like MAC Cosmetics’ Loud and Clear Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Hot Damn-oiselle D’Avignon—adds a warm sheen to cheekbones.
Bantu knots are striking from all angles. Using a curl-friendly comb like Tangle Teezer’s Thick & Curly Detangling Hairbrush, divide hair into multiple sections and twist from the root up. Complete the look with a universally flattering nourishing lip gloss like tarte’s Maracuja Glossy Lip Oil.
Play with rounded afro shapes by forming defined sections. Start by adding moisture with Pantene’s Gold Series Curl Awakening Spray, then partition hair into three smooth segments.
Top by COS; earrings by Tiffany & Co.
Photography by Carlos + Alyse
Models Idil at WANT Management and Janessa at Plutino Group
Beauty Direction by Briana Armson
Hair by Justin German for P1M.ca using Dyson
Makeup by Simone Otis for P1M.ca using Dior Makeup
Hair Assistant Kaila Baker for P1M.ca
Styling by Haley Dach