Hair Stylist: Cynthia Alvarez
Keke Palmer is known for her beauty and sophistication for the red carpet. For Keke’s Primetime Emmy Awards hair, we decided to go with a simple, chic “up do” style to complement the dress. From the front it’s very simply pulled back, but once she turns around, you’ll see the back has interesting detail. A classic style, with a twist… Literally.
To start I washed Keke’s natural hair with Motions Straight Finish Cleanser, followed by Motions Straight Finish Leave-In. A small amount of Motions Finish Sealer was applied and then the hair was blown dry with a paddle brush and Gold ‘n Hot Professional Titanium Dryer. The Motions Straight Finish System gives the perfect foundation for straight, healthy natural hair to shine on the red carpet.
After the hair was dry, I straightened with Gold ‘n Hot Rose Gold Flat Iron, followed by a very small amount of Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade for smoothness on the edges.
I then parted her hair into 3 horizontal sections. Starting with the first top section, I gathered it into a ponytail using a fabric covered hair tie. Then, using my fingers, made a hole right above the hair tie. Pull the ponytail down through the hole and retighten the ponytail by splitting the ponytail in two and pulling tightly. I continued this inverted ponytail (topsy tail) for the other sections, pulling hair from the previous pony into the new one.
To create a soft and sleek front and sides, I sprayed the hair with Motions LIght Working Spritz and applied a tiny amount Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade. I tied the hair down, and did not remove until the style was complete. Using the blow dryer, I set the hair into place, the sides and top becoming perfectly smooth. After only a few moments, the hair was set.
I removed the wrap and finished with my “Go To” Motions Hold & Shine Spray. And topped off the style with some fancy hair bling pins at the base of each ponytail for an Emmy Award worthy hairdo.
Keke hit the red carpet glamorous and beautiful as ever, and when she turned around the twist in the back was a pleasant and beautiful surprise!