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Jillian Harris Hair How To

Jillian Harris

Jillian Harris Hair How To

Former ABC Bachelorette Jillian Harris (5th Season - Summer 2009)  is famous for a lot of things.  First of all there was her long lush below-the-shoulder chocolate brunette hair.

Secondly, her shiny brunette tresses were always styled with lots of luscious volume as well as soft waves and curls throughout the edges.

Besides her hair, the beautiful hair Jillian was also noteworthy for her Canadian roots (first non-American Bachelorette), her interior design expertise and her very controversial choice of Ed Swiderski as her future husband.

Before the season finale there were lots of media rumors indicting that Swiderski was a serial cheater.

Standing By Her Man

Although the gorgeous brunette chose to stand by her man, the couple finally split in July 0f 2010.  Even then, Jillian chose the high road electing to focus on Swiderski's good features and minimizing any negatives.

Jillian Harris

In 2010 Harris popped back up on ABC as a designer on the eight season of Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition (Sundays at 8PM ET/PT) with Ty "move the bus" Pennington.

For her it was a dream come true to utilize her interior design skills to help those in need.  It also helped extend her celebrity factor which actually started on the thirteenth season of The Bachelor with Jason Mesnick where she was the second runner-up.

Jillian will again appear on the upcoming 2011 season of Extreme Makeover.  She will first materialize in the October 23rd episode.

"I couldn't think of a better place or a better way to give back; to give love, support, and hope. I really feel like the world needs a lot of love right now, and to be a part of this and see others give their time and love so generously, it is truly inspiring."

Steps For Hair How To

Jillian Harris is known for having lush volume throughout the roots and crown with beautiful body throughout the rest of her hair.

She often has beautiful wave and curl embellished ends.   Her natural hair, which may or may not be enhanced with clip-in or fusion hair extensions appears to have some natural bend.  She wears her hair from a variety of parts from center to deep side.

Follow the steps below to copy Jillian's look:

Jillian Harris

1. Start by cleansing detangled hair in lukewarm water with a volume enhancing cleansing formula.  If hair is bleached, highlighted or colored consider utilizing products which are designed for color care.  Optionally you may also wish to utilize an alternative cleansing methodology such as Diluted Shampoo (DS), Conditioner Only Wash (CO Wash), Water Only (WO) or similar.

2.  Rinse shampoo or similar formula from hair completely.  Apply rinse out conditioner appropriate for your hair type, texture and condition.  To add volume apply a volumizing product.  Detangle horizontal sections of hair from roots to ends with fingers or a wide tooth comb.

3.  After hair is detangled rinse well and finish with a cool or cold water rinse.

4.  Towel blot.  Apply styling cocktail including, but not limited to, a leave-in conditioner, volume enhancing root lift and/or volume enhancing mousse.

If your hair tends to frizz consider utilizing Phytodefrisant or similar.  Distribute styling cocktail completely through hair.  Use more or less depending on your hair length and thickness.

5. Once the leave-in styling cocktail has been distributed through hair use the tail of a long tail comb to create a center or side part.  Blow dry individual 2" horizontal sections by using fingers and lifting the sections at the roots.

Jillian Harris

Note: Optionally you can create ultimate lush lift by applying PhytoVolumeActif (available in Marketplace) to dry hair throughout the roots.

Working with one-inch sections of hair, hold the hair straight up and lightly mist the roots. Then, apply heat from behind with a blow dryer. Repeat this process with all sections of hair at the crown.

6. Curls can be created throughout the edges with a 1.5" curling iron. Wrap 1.5 to 2 inch horizontal sections with an iron .  Hold the iron for several seconds (will depend on hair length and thickness) until the curl sets.  To form a tighter curl reform the newly created curl with fingers and pin to set and cool.

7.  After hair has been completely dried, unpin curls.  Bend over at the waist and tousle hair.  Bend back over and use fingers to pic and arrange strands.

8. Finish this full-bodied lush long hair look with volume enhancing extra hold hairspray.

9.  For extra shimmer apply 1 drop of shine serum to the palms of the hands,

massage together and then swipe over the top of the hair.


This is a beautiful hairstyle which can be created on any type of hair texture from stick straight to super curly or kinky curly.

For hair which isn't naturally straight, blow dry hair straight with a 100% boar bristle paddle brush.  Add curls along the edges with an iron.

Optionally this style can be created with a wet set.

Once this hairstyle is created it is easy to create any desired part, add a fringe or brush hair to one side.

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