We’re mad for the Joan Harris hairstyle!

Monday, April 16, 2012
By Tricia Stevens


Now that Mad Men is back on tv, women everywhere aren’t just glued to the story lines, but are inspired by the characters’ looks. Head Stylist Terrie V. Owen shares her on-set hair how-to in creating Christina Hendricks’ signature “Joan” style.

Products needed:
1. Curling iron or you can set your hair in large sized hot rollers
2. Teasing comb
3. Natural bristle hair brush like a Mason Pearson
4. Bobby pins
5. Clips
6. Hairspray
7. Setting spray like White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling Spray

This style works best on long hair that is at least shoulder length or longer.

1. First set the hair with White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Styling.
2. Then curl entire the head with a 1 inch large barrel curling iron.
3. Clip each curl and let the hair cool off before you style.
4. Once hair has cooled off, brush out with a natural bristle brush, such as Mason Pearson.
5. Section hair into two sections ear to ear, so you have a front section and a back section. Then make a third section, a ponytail piece in the mid-crown section of the head and secure with an elastic. That ponytail will be your volume and height at the top of the head. Clip this hair out of the way.
6. Starting at the back, nape of head, tease the hair with a comb and then sweep up all the hair with a brush and pin with bobbies. Pin the section all the way up to the ponytail, so you have an upswept look.
7. Then move to the front sections, start on one side, tease the section of hair and smooth with the brush, and then pin each side up just as you did in the back until all hair is pinned up all around the head.
8. If you have bangs, you can spray and smooth them off to a side and secure with a pin. Otherwise, you can create a side sweep with your longer hair and pin.
9. Next, release the ponytail, tease it with the comb, smooth with the brush and arrange it in any shape you like, either tousled or controlled. Bobby pin into place, and then spray with a good holding spray.
10. For a modern take on the style, eliminate the teasing and just finger through the hair, brush it out and pin up section by section in a more tousled and loose way. Instead of hairspray, try a grooming creme on your fingertips for added texture. Then finish with hairspray and keep the side peek-a-boo bang.

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9 years ago

She’s my favorite red-head! Work the hair and the curves girl!

9 years ago

Very sexy!

Rachel Q.
Rachel Q.
9 years ago

She can pull it off, not sure I can