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Sheâ€™s going places! Lea Micheleâ€™s new album Places will hit stores on April 28, but the Glee alum just revealed the album cover art and itâ€™s giving Stylish some serious spring style goals!
The gorgeous profile view of Michele shot in brilliant sunshine shows off her elegant long neck, strong jawline and major brows. But whatâ€™s really giving us vibes? That ponytail! The “Love Is Alive” singerâ€™s hairstylist John D. posted a pic of the art on his Instagram with the caption, â€œIn love with this artwork for the cover of @leamicheleâ€™s latest album #Places.â€ We went straight to John D. to get the scoop on how to do the sexy modern take on a retro pony.
According to John D., getting a ponytail that looks â€œdoneâ€ is all in the prep. First he bolstered locks with a healthy dollop of TRESemmÃ© 24-Hour Body Volume Foaming Mousse, warming it between palms and then raking through strands, concentrating on roots. Then he rough dried hair to remove moisture, using a round brush only once hair was almost dry to create â€œsoft bouncy volume throughout.â€Â
For texture that adds chic edge to a pony, John D. created â€œconsistent waves” using the Harry Josh 1-inch Curling Iron, working with small to medium sections. After waves cooled, he brushed out hair using a Mason Pearson natural bristle brush, then gathered hair back, creating a low ponytail that sat â€œright at the nape of the neck,â€ he tells Stylish.
The finishing touch? A spritz of TRESemmÃ© Beauty Full Volume Touchable Hold Hairspray that John D. sprayed right onto his brush. â€œThen I went back into that pony and back brushed the waves to create hold and add definition, really defining that body and movement,â€ he explains.