June 26, 2012

Tori, you are lovely.  (And yes, those curls are natural.  And yes, she is 100% Caucasian.)
Hair and makeup by Steph.
Photos by Ciara Richardson.
Gown made by Ciara Richardson.  


  1. The hair and the gown! Absolute love! <3

  2. Favorite photoshooot, ever, hands down. She is stunning.

  3. LOVE the braided style!!!!!

  4. These are beautiful! That side braid is absolutely amazing. Love it!

  5. Great photos!And model is so lovely!:)

  6. Tori is totally beautiful! and I love her hair. . .
    Can you style her more often? please please please!
    Us curly girls need much more of this is you blog :)

  7. That hair...TO DIE FOAH! XD

  8. I HAVE to did you do her hair?!? I have hair similar to hers...mine is probably more fine, but I definitely have the curl. I always wear it straight (or with flat iron curls) because I don't know how to get my curl to look so volumized (but still defined) like hers. I would really appreciate any tips! I'd love to know anything about technique, tools, products that you used. :) Thank you so so much!

    1. She actually styled the curls herself, I just polished it up a bit and then did the updo. She was telling me her routine though, it's quite a lot of work! Basically she lets it air dry until it's almost dry, and then diffuses it. That way she can get the volume but it's not fluffy and frizzy. Hope that helps!

  9. Jasmine, my hair is the same too! And I ALWAYS straighten it because it is just too crazy and if I do it curly, it gets all knotted up in itself and goes rats nest on me within 24 hours. Nasty. And my hair is so thick that if I let it air dry, it would take two days. (Also 100% Caucasian.) Life is not fair. If I could get my hair to look like hers, I would let it win the curly battle. Wish I knew her secret... if it was something other than good genes. *sigh*

  10. LADIES! I will tell you my styling tricks for when I wear my hair curly. But... It is quite time consuming, so just like the both of you, for this reason, I usually wear it straight. I do suggest that you try it because it's always fun to switch it up.

    Shampoo and Conditioner: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious
    Leave-In Conditioner: Pravana Intense Therapy Leave-In
    Creme: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Curl Creme

    When I get in the shower I make sure to take a comb.
    I usually wash my hair two times to make sure that I don't have any product or residue that could weigh my curls down.
    When conditioning I comb my hair a few times and then part my hair how I want it parted for styling. I then rinse the conditioner our holding my part so that it doesn't get messed up. While I am rinsing and after I get done rinsing I do not brush or run my fingers through my hair because I don't want any of my curls separating, resulting in frizz.
    I towel blot my hair and again do not separate curls (they may start to separate on their own and this is fine)
    I then spray quite a bit of the Pravana Leave-In Treatment all over my hair.
    Then take the creme and squirt some on a surface for easy access.
    This next step is one that may be hard for me to explain and for you to understand but it really isn't hard. I take some of the creme on my fingers and section off a piece of hair that is the width of 2-3 fingers (I start at the front of my hairline and work down and around the backside of my hair, however you can start where ever you would like) start at the scalp and work down the shaft of the hair twisting wrapping and twisting it around your fingers so when you reach the bottom of the hair you are left with a perfect ringlet. (it should loosen a little but stay in the ringlet form)
    Repeat with the rest of your hair and when I finish I have about 20-25 ringlets (I have really thick hair)
    Then let air dry (you will look and feel like Shirley Temple) I usually let air dry for 1 1/2-2 hours just depending on how much water I can get out with the towel.
    When my hair is just about dry (still a tiny bit damp) I blow dry. (I blow dry on low to reduce frizz) I usually flip my head over and blow dry upside down that way so that the curls get some volume and lift off of my head. As you blow dry start to separate the big ringlets into smaller ones. Blow dry until 100% dry (although it may feel almost dry when I start blow drying it usually still takes about 15-20 minutes of blow drying for it to be completely dry)
    And..... that's it! I don't have to use any hair spray but I'm sure Steph can recommend one for your hair type if you feel like you need one!

    Give it a try and let us know how it goes!

    Good Luck Curly Friends!

  11. I also forgot to mention when I blow dry I do NOT use a diffuser. My curls are already curly enough on their own!

  12. Probably the best curly hair I have ever seen. And thank you for the detail in your routine, I will definitely be trying that tomorrow! My hair isn't quite as thick as yours but has the same curl, I've managed to find a way of doing it smoothly without straightening it, but it's nowhere near as fabulous as this.

  13. I am IN LOVE with her hair! And the braid is a nice touch. :) How is her hair cut? Does she have layers or is it all one length? I am not too experienced with curly hair, but have a few of curly haired friends that i'm sure would DIE to have her oomph! :) She's gorgeous!

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