Snag Carrie Underwood’s Grecian-Inspired Twist in 6 Steps

Sure, it’s been more than a year since country crooner Carrie Underwood rocked this gorgeous Grecian-inspired twist at the Grammys, but we can’t seem to get the whimsical look out of our heads, so we decided to enlist the help of our celebrity hairstylist friend, Claudio Lazo, owner of C The Salon in Los Angeles, to help us (and you, of course) recreate it!

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Recreate Carrie’s Style:

Step 1: Start by flash drying your hair without smoothing it to create natural texture and volume. If your hair is somewhat fine or straight, you may want to add a bit of curl to it with a 1 to 1.5 inch curling iron. Grab random sections and curl, allowing for messiness. Use Wella Extra Volume Styling Mousse on towel-dried hair prior to flash drying for hold and height.

Step 2: Take a 2-inch wide middle mohawk section of hair from your forehead all the way to the nape of your neck, leaving out the fringe area (one inch from your hairline). Tease the entire section of hair about an inch from the roots.

Step 3: With your index finger, create a diagonal section of hair from the front of your ear to your crown, twisting the hair loosely and pinning it into the teased strip at the back of your head (the mohawk section).

Step 4: Continue pulling diagonal sections back (leaving out your fringe area), twisting and pinning until all of your hair is pinned into the teased section in the back. Alternate from your right side to your left side as you go. Remember: the sectioning doesn’t need to be perfect; this look is best when you leave a natural, textured finish.

Step 5: For added height, pin your twists higher up on the middle mohawk (closer to your crown and away from your nape). For more texture, use your thumb and index finger to lightly pull and separate each twist. You may do this before or after pinning. Do it at random for a tousled look.

Step 6: To finish your ‘do, tease the base of your hairline lightly. Then use a blow dryer (on a low setting) to blow your fringe back. Spritz on Re-Shaper by Sebastian Finishing Spray to create a windblown look with textural hold.

Check out even more Carrie Underwood hair ideas and tutorials here.