Video: Four Hairstyle How-To’s to Kick Off the New Year

Lisa Hawks, owner of the Chop Shop in Lauraville, demonstrates four fun ’dos.

By Craig Forbes and Meredith Herzing - January 2016

Video: Four Hairstyle How-To’s to Kick Off the New Year

Lisa Hawks, owner of the Chop Shop in Lauraville, demonstrates four fun ’dos.

By Craig Forbes and Meredith Herzing - January 2016


Half-Up Top Knot

1. Comb hair back and pull half up in a scrunchie*, loosely breaking up bumps.
2. Make a loop out of ponytail, twist and pin down.
3. Twist and pin down loose ends.
4. Use a second mirror to look at the back, pin down any loose ends.
5. Spray hairspray on a fine tooth comb and comb hair back to get rid of fuzz or bumps.

*Don’t use elastic hair tie—can even be made from old tights!

Beach Waves

1. Spray crown of head with hairspray.
2. Take a small section of hair and spray it with hairspray to “laminate.”
3. Using 1.5-inch curler, wrap entire strand around (including tail) and curl into lip.
4. Hold curler on hair for 30 seconds.
5. Be gentle as you take hair out of curler, releasing the lip a bit as you go.
6. Alternate sections by using hairspray on some and none on others for natural look.
7. Don’t be afraid to comb and curl out and redo if you’re not happy with it.
8. Once all sections are curled, pull hair back, lift up, and hairspray a bit inside hair.
9. Take hands and shake curls from the scalp.

Low Bun

1. Divide the hair into sections.
2. In middle section, twist hair around three middle fingers and secure down with pins to create base.
3. Wrap section by section, using three fingers, around base and secure with pins.
4. Alternate wrapping both over and under bun.
5. Hairspray from high angle to create a looser look.

Baltimore Beehive

1. Divide hair into three main sections.
2. Leave two sections out in the front of your ears.
3. Spray the hair with hairspray from afar.
4. Take smaller sections of remaining hair and start backcombing*, spraying as you go.
5. Layer by layer, make big loops, pinning them each into the teased hair.
6. Form a giant base.
7. Take front sections, tuck behind ears, and pin into base.
8. Finish off with hairspray from afar, all over hair.
9. In order to get beehive out, let water run on teased area for a while, then apply a lot of conditioner.

Read more about Baltimore’s best salons in our January issue, on newsstands now.





You May Also Like


Style & Shopping

Game On

Cheer on your favorite team with these sporty and trendy looks.

Charmed Life

Get a Sneak Peek Inside the New 414 Light Street Luxury Apartments

Poolside theater, outdoor cooking area, and plush designs are some of the amenities at the new downtown high rise.

Health & Wellness

What's In Your Bag?

Baltimore magazine staffers share their top beauty must-haves.


Style & Shopping

Cool For School

On-trend looks to ensure your kids head back to class in style.

Charmed Life

Baltimore Musician Hunter Hooligan Debuts Song at New York Fashion Week

"Pink" served as the soundtrack to designer Stevie Boi's rose-tinted vision.

On The Town

How To Make The Most of Your Student Discount in Baltimore

Thanks to these college discounts, completing your Baltimore bucket list has never been easier.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Ben Jealous Fared Well in Debate, But Will It Make a Difference?: Democratic challenger scores some points, but Gov. Larry Hogan holds a big leads in polls.

Actor Željko Ivanek Hosts 35th Anniversary NAMI Event: The Emmy Award-winner makes his first extended stay in Baltimore since leaving Homicide: Life on the Street.

Get an Inside Look at City Architecture with Doors Open Baltimore: The fifth annual event shows off 60 unique buildings and neighborhoods.

Baltimore Japan Art Festival Returns to Station North With Illustrator Yusuke Nakamura: The two-day fest will also feature a film series and a family-friendly lineup of outdoor events.

Baltimore Musician Hunter Hooligan Debuts Song at New York Fashion Week: "Pink" served as the soundtrack to designer Stevie Boi's rose-tinted vision.