Vanessa Nicole Marano (born October 31, 1992 in Los Angeles, California) plays the spoiled and strong willed Bay Kennish on ABC Family's new hit TV series "Switched At Birth."
If the raven haired beauty looks familiar it's probably because she's appeared on several TV series including Without a Trace (Jack Malone's older daughter), Gilmore Girls (April Nardini), Scoundrels (Hope) as well as The Young and the Restless (Eden), among others. She also had guest starring role on Dexter for five episodes.
She started acting professionally when she was two years old. She played Layne Abeley in The Clique and Samantha Combs in Dear Lemon Lima.
Step By Step - How To Recreate Vanessa's Long Curly Hairstyle
Vanessa historically wears her dark chestnut brown hair in loose cascading curls which extend down several inches past her shoulders.
She wears her thick hair parted down the center which gives her natural curls a beautiful profile. Sometimes her curls are more tightly defined that at other times but she rarely wears her hair straightened.
On ABC's Switched At Birth her hair has been worn with lots of curls and natural texture although sometimes she wears the top of her hair from the roots smoother with the texture focused from her ears down to the ends. Her base color is a dark pecan brown and it appears she has very subtle highlights interwoven throughout the interior of her natural curls.
For a soft and very hydrated curl infused texture follow the steps below:
1. Cleanse hair in lukewarm water with products designed to encourage moisture retention. To encourage soft well-formed curls consider washing with Diluted Shampoo (DS), Low Poo formulas, Conditioner Only (CO) or even water only (WO).2. Rinse hair well with lukewarm water and then gently squeeze excess water out of strands. Apply a rich rinse-out conditioner to hair from the ears down to the ends. Use fingers or wide tooth comb and gently detangle curls.
3. Finish with a cool water rinse.4. Towel blot hair.
5. Apply a moisturizing leave-in conditioning styling cocktail to include (but not limited to) leave-in conditioner, defristant, curl defining cream or similar.6. Rake conditioning cocktail through strands to distribute well. Plop hair to help define and encourage natural curl formation. If plopping is not a desired then separate hair into 2" strands and while still damp, roll around fingers in ringlet formations and pin to the scalp. Work around entire head.
Note: Optionally you may set hair on rags, straws or similar curling implements.
7. Allow hair to air dry completely. Unpin the ringlet formations or remove rags, unroll straws or similar.8. Once hair is unpinned bend over at the waist and gently shake curls to loosen.
9. Finish the style by applying a shine serum spray to hands and massage well. Then lightly wipe over the top of the curls to help seal against moisture.
Now that she will be appearing on the ABC Family hit series, Switched At Birth, her stunning natural curls will be a fixture for the rest of the show's current season. Hopefully Vanessa will be a long time fixture on Switched At Birth so her naturally textured hair will be on view for a long time into the future.
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