Hair Guide: New York, Los Angeles, Miami

Hair Guide - New York, Los Angeles, and Miami
LA • NYC • Miami

I attended a presentation of IGK Hair that was created by three celebrity hairstylists from New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. They collaborated to develop a line of hair products that represents the style of each beauty capitals of the US. I thought it was a great idea and decided to create a hair guide representing hair looks for each beauty capitals of the US: wavy bun for NYC, slicked back hairstyle for LA, and crimped hair for Miami. Check out these step-by-step hair tutorials!

How to Create NYC-Style Messy Bun

Since I live in New York, I decided to start from a hairstyle dedicated to this city. NYC girls appreciate edgy, but effortless looks that could be easily dressed up on or down depending on where their busy life is bringing them that day.

Whether it’s a busy day at work or a night out, a trendy half-bun is a versatile hairstyle that will look either casual or fancy depending on which outfit you are wearing.

The Look

Effortless waves and a top bun.

Key Moments

Don’t overdo it! Always look like you are rocking a second-day hair!

Recommended Products

IGK Jet Lag Dry Shampoo and IGK Texture Paste

IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo

1. Start by separating a top section of your hair.

2. Apply dry shampoo on the roots of your hair and massage it thoroughly for added volume.

how to create a sleek bun

3. Secure the bun on the top of your head.

4. Using a curling iron, create easy waves on the body of your hair.

texturizing paste to define curls

5. Using a texturizing paste, define your curls, and add a bit of effortless to your look.

Finish the look with a pair of stylish readers. Also, don’t forget about red lipstick. That shade looks so stylish in combination with New York’s favorite color in clothes.

NYC Street Style Hair Tutorial

How To Create LA-Style Slicked Back Hair

I’ve never been to LA, but I follow so many California-based bloggers on Instagram that it feels like I’ve seen it all. In my outsider opinion, LA girls are all about glam — all day and every day.

Whether they are going on a shopping spree or meet for cocktails, they always look effortlessly glamorous and chic. The best part about a typical LA hairstyle is that it never looks overdone. It’s creative, well-balanced, and still easy to repeat.

This tutorial takes a maximum of five minutes to replicate and could be considered as a quintessential effortless LA look.

The Look

Glamorous sleek back hair with a bit of texture on the ends.

Key Moments

To glam or not to glam is not even a question!

Recommended Products

IGK Trust Fund Thickening Foam and IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

How To Create the Slicked Back Hairstyle

1. Start by applying hair mousse all over your hair. Simply spray it on your brush and go through your hair a few times.

2. For added sleekness, follow-up with a hair gel so your hairstyle is heat and wind-proof.

How To Create the Slicked Back Hairstyle

3. Then, apply the gel with your hands, avoiding the ends. This way, your hair will have a bit of texture on the bottom.

LA Glam Slicked Back Hairstyle

Finish the look with fabulous cat eyeglasses and a burned orange or nude lipstick.

How to Create Miami-style Crimped Hair

Visiting Florida, I’m always impressed with the hairstyles people are coming out with for this artsy event. You can find all sorts of hair colors and structures at Miami Art Basel, matched to edgy and memorable outfits of art lovers.

To reflect this creative spirit of the city in a single hairstyle, I decided to put together that unique and fun voluminous hairstyle that reminds me of some of the prettiest towns in the US.

The Look

The 80s curls, crimped with a center part.

Key Moments

Make sure your hair is completely dry before undoing the braids!

Recommended Products

IGK Beach Club Texture Spray and IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

How to Create Crimped Hair

1. Start with damp hair. Apply texturizing spray all over your hair for added volume.

2. Separate a top section of your hair and braid it.

Crimped Hair Tutorial

3. The next step is to braid the rest of the hair and blow-dry until completely dry. Let your hair cool off for an additional 5 minutes.

How to Create DIY Crimped Hair

4. Remove the hair ties and undo the braids.

5. Apply hair gel all over the hair to create a more defined look.

Crimpted Hair - Miami Style

I hope you enjoyed reading about my recent hair experiments! Please let me know in the comments area below which of the looks you enjoyed the most.

How to Create Messy Bun
Crimped Hair Tutorial
How To Create Slicked Back Hair

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  1. Anytime, dear!

    Posted 11.17.16
  2. Maria Jose Abad wrote:

    Love all your looks, I need you to do a beauty session on me!
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

    Posted 11.7.16
  3. Thank you!! Yep, it’s a fun one!

    Posted 11.6.16
  4. Awww thank you so much!! I rarely wear this hairstyle due to NYC weather, but I really enjoyed working on it for this post!

    Posted 11.6.16
  5. Thank you, Brooke!

    Posted 11.6.16
  6. Thank you so much, Lauren! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

    Posted 11.6.16
  7. These looks are so cute! You did such an amazing job with your tutorials too. Your photography is on point, girl! ?

    Posted 11.6.16
  8. I love the New York hairstyle!

    XO, Brooke

    Posted 11.5.16
  9. kandja sylla wrote:

    I love every look! My fave though is the Los Angeles Glam Hair Style. You’re right that it looked well-balance and not overdone. Great post! xx

    Posted 11.4.16
  10. Candace Galan wrote:

    I like the Artsy Miami hairstyle!

    Posted 11.4.16


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