Style Your Hair With Needle and Thread!
Last week, I had the privilege of being a part of a Redken salon show. Two Redken artists, Lauren Hagen and Roger Molina, were flown in from Philadelphia and San Diego respectively, to be the creative genius and educators for the demonstrations. For my part, I got to sit in a chair, watch these fabulous folks and their support team work magic and make my look completely different. Then, we would walk a runway, showing off our new styles, and sit backstage for Lauren and Roger’s presentation. This week, I wanted to share with you one of the most interesting technique I learned from these shows, since I ended up watching the video at least four times!
Roger showed salon professionals a new technique in long hair updos known as “threading hair,” which he demonstrates in the video below. Instead of using a metric ton of bobby pins for your next updo, I highly recommend this technique, as it’s weightless, efficient, easy, and let’s be honest–really cool-looking. Roger recommends a plastic needle (to be purchased at any hobby store) and thread similar to your hair color. He used hair-extension thread, so if you have it, use that…if not, normal thread seems to work just fine.
You’ll wrap the thread around a specific section of hair at least three times–so that you’re not able to pull it out since no thread knots are used in this style–and then thread up other sections of hair in whatever fashion you like to create your own completely unique updo. When you’re done threading hair up and around, use your needle to wrap your thread another three times around the last section of hair you’ll work with, and then snip! You’re done. The thread stays in place because of your triple-wrapping, and at the end of the day or night, you cut the thread in a couple of different places and let it all fall out. No lost or stretched out bobby pins, your scalp isn’t killing you from metal digging into it all day, your hair stays in place because no pins are falling out. This technique is probably the most genius thing I saw all weekend, and I highly recommend trying it out for yourself (I have to try it out on others, since my hair is definitely not long anymore after the show!)
In this video, Roger also shows what kind of products he uses for the styling, as well as the technique in action. Enjoy!