The Poppiottes & Pin Curls Oribe Experience

DSC_0016aWednesday morning, Oribe Educator and NYC stylist, Mandee Hernandez, alongside Raleigh’s own Oribe Educator, Katie Manselle, joined the Alter EGO team for a brand new educational experience.  Pin Curls have been around since the 1940s, but Poppiottes are an Oribe creation.  Mandee and Katie refreshed our knowledge on the classic Pin Curl, refining the technique to get bouncy spirals, along with how to tease out the curls for maximum body and fun.  The next section of the class focused on Poppiottes, curls using rolled up magazine pages in place of curlers.  Using lightweight magazine paper puts less stress on the hair than curlers, and it’s sustainable–a great way to recycle old magazines.  Poppiotte curls also lend themselves perfectly to updos.  Mandee demonstrated both curl techniques, along with an updo style using the Poppiotte curls, then the stylists each got to test out one of the looks on their own models.

They had tons of fun learning and practicing, and the results turned out FABULOUS!

Teamwork makes the dream work!









Poppiottes in Progress…
Poppiottes Curls Pre-Updo









Pin Curls in Progress
Poppiottes require concentration!









Pin Curls by Laura Thabet
Poppiottes Updo by Aspen Johnson









Pin Curls by Amanda Gallegor
Pin Curls by Dana Rosa & Shayla Moreira


Poppiottes Updo by Aaron Kim




Pin Curls Updo by Elizabeth Croft

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