Hi Grand beauties!

I’ve gotten off to a great start this New Year with the opportunity to style Miss Michelle Phan’s hair.

What an amazing experience!

She is so cute and nice!   I have to admit I was a little nervous and excited driving to Fort Lauderdale to do the hair of such a creative artist.

Michelle Phan | Before and After | Grand Beauty SalonPhan Hairstyle Inspiration

I sat down to talk with Miss Phan about the look and inspiration. Her dress was her inspiration. It was short with a light rust color. We both agreed on Florida beachy waves with a braid, especially since braids will continue to accessorize hair thru spring!

Phan Hairstyle Process

I started by smoothing her ends using Shu Uemura Essence Absolue with my hands to nourish her dry ends. Then I sprayed mineral salt spray to the roots of the hair and roughed it up with the blow-dryer and my fingers.  I began with rectangular sections at the base and curled the hair clockwise then counterclockwise.  I crimped a side section for my braid and switched to my larger barrel iron on the top, always protecting the hair with Shu Uemura heat protection design hairspray.

At the end, I shook out all the waves and used one of my favorite texturizers, Cotton Uzu, on the palm of my hands.

Michelle mentioned she loved the smell.  I decided to place the braid around her head like a headband and connect it to a peek-a-boo fishtail braid extension I added.

Phan Hairstyle Result?

She loved it!

I think the most impressive part of my experience was when Michelle blessed the food when I was setting up my things so I took a moment, bowed my head and joined the room in prayer.  At that moment, I knew everything was going to be all right!

Thank you to Kerastase Paris/Shu Uemura for the opportunity.

Carmen