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How to Do a Front Poof

Learn how to do a front poof from John Barrett Salon hair artist Dhiran Mistry in this Howcast video.


Hi everyone. My name is Dhiran Mistry. I work at the John Barrett Salon in Bergdorf Goodman. And I’m here today with Andrea. And we’re going to show you how to do a front poof.
So what you want to do is section the hair. The rest of the hair is going to stay down. So what we’re going to do is just take a section, probably from above the eyes, either side of the forehead, straight back into a triangle, to the crown. So on either side from above the eye, straight back, so just before the crown like that. So as you can see, we have kind of diagonal line going back to the middle. And then we’re going to do the same on the other side. So we have a large triangle section.
So what I've done here is created a triangle section going back towards the crown from just above the eyes. So this is going to be our section that we’re working with. So with that other hair, we’re just going to tuck it away behind the ears, just so it’s out of the way, so we don’t get our sections muddled.
What I’d suggest you do with this is just take small sections and we’re going to tease the hair. So with the first part, just tease it ever so slightly, like that, just to create a little bit of volume there. And then just take the next section, try not to take too big a section, because then you won’t actually get to teasing all of the hair. You’ll end up teasing just part of it. So just tease again gently towards the root, pulling the hair back and push the section back. Again, small section, push the comb in towards the root, pushing down like so. What you can do is also, just to keep that volume in the hair, just put a little bit of hairspray on there. Last section, again, pull the hair straight in your fingers, and push the comb in towards the root. The more you push, the bigger you’ll get. And then just place it back. So now you can see, we have the volume.
What you want to do next is grab a brush and just smooth the hair back, just to get rid of the flyaways and just so we can’t see that the hair is actually teased. So once you've teased everything, just use your brush to pull back the hair. And then holding in, over the crown, the pieces of hair that you've brushed back, and just keep looking in the mirror, just to make sure everything looks even, and then if I get Andrea to pull her head down, you’ll be able to see where my fingers are holding the hair, so just above the crown. I've got my fingers in place just there. That’s where you want to place your bobby pins.
So take your bobby pin, place it in the hair and just lock it in there. A good way of putting these bobby pins in is if you just put it into the hair, flip it over, and push it in and under. So it just tucks it in underneath. Then if you can see any, you just want to pull the hair across and over and place another bobby pin just inside of the hair. So there’s none visible.
And there you have it. Here, we've created a front poof.

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