Mega hair artist and Instagram star, Castillo, has been setting off industry fireworks with his explosively creative red-carpet looks; and that’s no easy feat when you consider how many paparazzi hair ops Hollywood sees each week. We’re especially loving the ‘dos Castillo’s been designing for actress, Priyanka Chopra, lately: everything from a loosely low-slung bun for the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards to a braid-and-bump combo…and, our favorite, an inventive hair “bow” without a ribbon in sight! Check out the exquisite photos—and get step-by-step instructions—right here…


Priyanka at SAGs

Priyanka Chopra’s “Knotted Chignon Updo” at the SAG Awards

Step 1: On clean damp hair, apply K-PAK Split End Mender on the tips of the hair

Step 2: Work Joico Heat Set and Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Styling Gel on the roots and mid-shaft of the hair, paying extra close attention to the hairline.

Step 3: Separate the hair into 4 sections. (left side, right side, crown and back.)

Step 4: Take a ceramic vented radial brush,  and begin to blow out the hair, focusing on getting the hair smooth and straight.

Step 5: While blow-drying the crown, focus on adding a nice curl and tons of volume at the base by taking a 1” section and pinning the curls over the left eye and stacking each curl over another to set.

Step 6: Once each section is smooth, start the first ponytail making two parts in the hair to set behind each ear.

Step 7: Take a dime size amount of Joico Power Gel to coat the section of the part from the root to the mid shaft and then smoothout the section.

Step 8: With an elastic, create a small off-center pony tail. Since crown section will be falling to the left, make the first ponytail on the lower left side of the head spraying with Joico Flip Turn to keep down any flyaways.

Step 9: With the remaining two side sections, spray Joico IronClad and brush the product through.

Step 10: With a flat iron, run it several times through the side sections focusing on the roots around the hair line and the ends.

Step 11: Once the side section is smooth and sleek, start the second ponytail by pulling back each remaining side section and crossing them over the existing pony tail and fastening with an elastic. This technique will keep your pony tail tight and in place.

Step 12: Spray Joico Flip Turn and brush down each side to create a smooth and sleek effect.

Step 13: To finish off the crown section  release each pin curl (above the left eye) and brush everything out. Then divide the crown section into 4 sub-vertical sections.

Step 14: Curl each subsection to give off a more wave effect and pin up to let cool off.

Step 15: Once the curls finish cooling, brush out the crown section once again.

Step 16: Back comb the section to create volume at root then sweep the remainder of the hair over and across the left ear,  pinning the ends into a knotted chignon.

Step 17: Pull a couple of pieces out and tighten a few in, spraying it down with Flip Turn to lock in the look.

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Priyanka Chopra’s “Bow Bun”

The bow bun is a fun way to spice up any normal bun or top knot.
Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Start with a beautiful blow dry using Joico Heat Set. You can never use to much of this product so use generously and brush through with a wet brush.

Step 2: Blow dry your hair with a flat brush, away from the face, directing towards the back of your head. Similar to a slick back look.

Step 3: Now it’s time to create your high pony tail. Make sure the base of the pony is positioned on the top of your head. Not to close the front but just enough to be able to see in the mirror. I like to leave some volume on the top just before the pony to add some dimension. Gather all of your hair by combing back with a boar bristle flat brush and tie with an elastic. Pull at some of your hair in the bang area to add dimension and style.

Step 4: With the remainder of your hair in a pony tail use some Joico Hair Shake to add some major texture. The more texture the better, this will help add fullness to your bow bun. Grab your brush and brush through. Once you’ve brushed through divide into the two sections and back comb each one.

Step 5: Now it’s time to create the bow. With 4 fingers, place in them in the front of your pony, take the two section and wrap around your fingers once. With another elastic secure the loop leaving the ends out.

Step 6: Separate your section and pin each one down on each side, like and open book. With the remainder of the loop sticking out, pass them through the middle of the two sections from front to back and pin. This will help conceal the elastic and create knot in the middle of your bow.

Step 7: Once you’ve finished, feel free to personalize your work by pulling and tightening the bow to your liking. Spray with Joico Flip Turn Hair Spray to keep down any fly always.

(Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Priyanka Chopra’s “French/Reverse Braid Mohawk”

Step 1: Start with damp hair and apply a combination of Joico Heat Set and Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Oil. Apply all over and comb through with a wet brush.

Step 2: Rough blow dry your hair with your fingers and separate into three section, the left side, middle and right side. Each section should be at least four fingers wide.

Step 3: Spray each section with Joico Texture Boost then comb through each section with a flat brush.

Step 4: Grab the top section and back comb a 4 inch section, starting from the front hair line. Rake your fingers through the section to add dimension and texture. Spray with Joico Flip Turn spray to hold volume.

Step 5: With all three sections start your french braid at the top, middle of your head . Make sure to start your first braid just behind the section of hair you back combed. Continue your braid going towards the back of your head.

Step 6: Once you’ve reached the middle of the back of your head, secure the braid with an elastic.

Step 7: Continue to braid using a reverse method (under braid technique). Continue braiding until you reach the end of your hair, secure with a elastic.

Step 8: Personalize your braid by pulling at the perimeter of the braid. This will add fullness and a more lived in appearance.

Step 9: Spray your style with Joico Flip Turn. Make sure the hair on each side of your head is nice and clean. Most of the texture should be on the Mohawk area.


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