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Wednesday morning, Oribe Educator and NYC stylist, Mandee Hernandez 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!

Dana Rosa and Shayla Moreira create formal hair styles at Alter EGO Hair Salon in Downtown Raleigh.

Mandy Asberry creates curly hair styles  in downtown Raleigh at Alter EGO Hair Salon and Blow Dry Bar.

Aspen Johnson creates bouncy curls at Alter EGO Hair Salon in downtown Raleigh.

Meghann Holland pins curls for couture styles at Alter EGO Hair Salon in Raleigh.

Ashley Shick creates awesome curly hair at Alter EGO Hair Salon and Blow Dry Bar.

Tight curls at Alter EGO Hair Salon and Blow Dry Bar.

Formal Updo Hair Style at Alter EGO Blow Dry Bar.

Glamorous curls in this hair style at Alter EGO Blow Dry Bar.

Couture curls at Alter EGO Hair Salon and Blow Dry Bar.

Formal hair  style at Alter EGO Blow Dry Bar.

Throwback pin curls at Alter EGO Blow Dry Bar.