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Country sensation Carrie Underwood is back in action! With her new album Cry Pretty out in September, lets take a look at Carrie’s favorite mane moments that we adore in this issue.


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Get a hot new look this summer with mane inspiration from our special “Celebrity Style” section with your favorite hair stars!


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The ‘80s are back with these gorgeous retro-inspired hairstyles by Sharon Blain and Peter Gray.


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Check out the easy, breezy tresses these hot celebs are rocking!


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We’re giving away over $5,000 in hot beauty products and hair tools in our September 2018 issue! Grab a copy and enter our Big Beauty Giveaway for your chance to win big.


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Get in the know and check out what’s new in beauty right now. Be ahead of all your friends with the latest and greatest hair and makeup products!


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Check out these fabulous hair transformations in the September 2018 issue. Get inspired to redo your ‘do with these stunning tress changes from the hair pros at Fantastic Sams!.

   

Pro Do It Yourself Wool Dreadlocks!


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Yes, you read that right! Dreadlocks are slightly rebellious and youthful, but tough to maintain. Geneva Cowen, Artistic Director for Sam Villa, has an alternative way to create dreads with wool, making them less of a commitment and easier to maintain.

“I’ve been obsessed with fiber for the past year, and when working with different kinds of wool I realized how beautiful it looks when incorporated into human hair.  The dreads shown here were created with wool batts produced on a drum carder. When the fiber comes off the drum, it creates a blanket or fabric esthetic which is traditionally used for spinning yarn.  I’ve found many on Etsy by searching ‘art batts’ or ‘wool batts.’ You can also look for local fiber retailers that are open to custom batts to create your own color patterns….local weavers and spinners are also a great resource,” says Cowen.

Utilizing fiber batts for dreads allows for a quick process. Peel the fiber lengthwise for the desired length.  Roll the fiber between hands to create a dread-like rope and then the pieces can be pinned into any shape to create texture and dimension.

“I’ve actually used wool dreadlocks to jump start dreads for guests who are committed to the journey.”

Pro Advice!
Wool Dreadlock Intergraded Into Natural Hair-Step by Step
>>Take a 1/4″ to 1/2″ inch section.
>>Apply Redken powder grip 03 at the base of the section, back comb and twist the section for the first two rotations.
>>Take a section of the wool and begin backcombing and twisting the section. Roll the sections between your palms as you go down the length to compress the fibers.
>>Apply Redken powder grip 03 continually until the end of the dreadlock.

Keep in mind that wool repels all liquid products and shrinks with heat (think of a wool sweater in the dryer). If you are only interested in wearing them temporarily, they will shrink with the first shower and be extremely difficult to remove. Wool dreadlocks can also be manipulated and affected by heat and reacts in similar ways like human hair, so it can be curled and molded, too.

“Get some wool and starting playing with it, the possibilities are endless!” adds Cowen.

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