Julianne Hough for the American Music Awards 2015

Riawna Capri, co-owner of Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles, worked with Julianne Hough of Dancing With the Stars fame prior to the American Music Awards on November 22, 2015, to create a sleek, visually interesting hair design that reflected the bold geometrical pattern of her gown. Capri shares her steps and the Unite haircare products used for achieving this shining finish.


STEP ONE: Start with dry straight hair. Create a deep angled part, in the shape of a V. The key is to brush that piece forward and smooth it down with Unite Tricky Spray Wax to keep the part clean of fly aways. Next, do the same thing by creating another deep V, brush that piece forward, and smooth down with Unite Tricky Spray wax. Continue to do the same until you have created the size you want.

STEP TWO: Next tie all the hair from behind your ear into a ponytail, that way you don’t mess up the parting. Then take each side and add it by rubberbanding it to the pony very carefully. The trick is, you want to make sure to have all the hair brushed forward to disguise any scalp lines. This is the key to NOT having it look like the 90s zig zag part.

STEP THREE: For the mini bun, we just looped her short hair once, allowing the ends of the hair to come off to the right side in an upward 45 degree angle.

FINAL FINISH: Once every thing is in place, you want to lock it in with strength and shine! First, spray with Unite Session-Max to make sure everything stays in place. Then follow with Unite Glossing Spray to create a radiant shine!