Back in August before I moved from Baton Rouge to Dallas, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Jason Keller, a Baton Rouge hair stylist who splits his time
between Louisiana, L.A. and NYC. Pretty cool, huh?
So I approached Jason back in August about this feature, and Jason was excited to work with us because he is proud of his Southern roots and the fact that he gets to work in so many different places while still spending most of his time in the South. When the big day came to style and photograph Jason’s creations, I had a great time hanging out with him. And, uh, I got to be the hair model… which was a fun and interesting experience.
So today? I present to y’all the first of the Delightfully Southern Tutorials: Big Beautiful Curls.
You’ll need a few supplies, including a curling iron, a comb, hair clips, heat styling spray, anti-humidity spray and a bristle brush to make this hairstyle possible.
First and foremost, you’ll heat up that curling iron, and spray the anti-humidity spray on your already dry hair.
Using the comb, section off your hair and clip it up in sections on the top of your hair. Then proceed to curl your hair in sections, starting at the back of your hair and working your way up to the front in layers. Jason says to make sure to curl your hair in a horizontal pattern (instead of a vertical one) to have more natural-looking curls.
Next up, flip your hair, and run your hands through your hair, breaking up the tight curls. Then you’ll run a brush through your hair, taming your locks even more.
For finishing touches, arrange your hair with your hands, and spray the styling spray in.
What are you going to do to your hair for New Year’s Eve?
Jason Keller is a hair stylist who hails from Baton Rouge, La. and travels the country working with clients in L.A. and New York City. When in Baton Rouge, he works at Mercer Studio.
“Jason is proud of his southern roots while being inspired by the challenges of working in L.A. and NYC. He believes working in three different parts of the country brings a unique balance and edge to his work.”
Jason has been working since 1992, and he is passionate about his art.