This was my second shoot with Luke. The shots were for the lovely model Teresa Beard. Teresa wanted curls, which I achieved using my Cloud Nine straighteners, as you can see in the shots with the black lingerie.

Next, we wanted to do a half-up / half-down braided updo. For this I sectioned the top the head straight across from ear to ear and along a centre parting. I braided each of these sections from the front to the back of the head. I merged the braids where they met by the back of the crown and created a hair bun from the ponytail the remaining hair from the braids. I placed hair padding beneath the ponytail and pinned into position fully hiding the padding, and wrapping some of the extra ponytail hair around the elastics to disguise them. Everywhere else remained as from the first shots.

I loved how the shots came out. After seeing the photos, the hairstyle reminded me of Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Can’t wait for my next shoot!

Model: Teresa Beard

Photographer: Luke Hayfield

Hair: Kate Benton