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Updo Me Baby

Before: Limp, four-day-old blowout.

Before: Limp, four-day-old blowout.


Hey ladies! Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Ojon’s Treatment Triage Suite, backstage at Milk Studios (where tons of shows are happening). Basically, it was a cute little suite where the wildly restorative, genius-for-healthifying-hair brand was styling editors’ hair between fashion shows. Let me start by saying that I stan for Ojon’s products. Every last one of their damage-reversing treatments is blended with a golden elixir extracted from an obscure Central American tree (natives have been dousing their hair in it for like 500 years…hence, their long, impossibly glossy, slow-mo shampoo commercial manes). 800 nuts off the Ojon tree produces only 3 cups of this stuff. It’s very, very special and rich and decadent.


Elixir of the gods.

Elixir of the gods.


So in celebration of Fashion Week, where all I’ve seen are textured, braid-y ‘dos, I asked Ojon Lead Stylist Gwynne to hook me up with one of these ‘dos! Really, I wanted my hair to look exactly the opposite of how it always looks: down, straight, kinda limp. First, to give my hair some sheen and life, she massaged a couple drops of Ojon Instant Restorative Hair Serum from mid-shaft (tee-hee) to ends. THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE PRODUCT. Look at how glossy and healthy it made my hair look! Frizz-free, as far as the eye can see.


AFTER: My swirly, braided updo.

AFTER: My swirly, braided updo.


Starting at the crown, she brushed small sections straight up, spritzed Ojon Volume Advance on each (smelled like cake…omg I was so hungry while this was happening) curled with the curling iron, and created pin curls. After they all cooled, she undid the pin, finger-brushed and then created a loosey-goosey, haphazardly twisted French braid (pinning the ends up randomly), and left out face-framing tendrils. Cuuute. My Met Ball hairstyle for next year! Yep, securing an invite was one of my New Year’s resolutions.


MO' AFTER: Look at the detail up in there!

MO’ AFTER: Look at the detail up in there!


I was obvs waayyy into the touch screen photo booth thingie at the suite. Technology is sexy! Listen, I go to a zillion of these FW beauty suites, but this one was such a treat. I never really try new styles with my hair (I’m so much more of a makeup girl), so my pickle was tickled. Thank you Ojon!

xoox, Tia





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  1. February 21, 2013 2:24 am 

    Okay first, clever title. Second, love Ojon. Did she pin the braid under or is it looped back up? Finally, your hair color is divine!!

  2. March 3, 2013 4:14 pm 

    Gorgeous updo! It definitely made your hair look fuller. I do my updos mymaking a high ponytail, splitting the “tail in half, applying volumizing spray and then giving each part a quick few tip to roots strokes to get a bit more body. Then I simply cross twist the parts from front to back, set them with bobby pins, and I’m good for the day!

    Nothing says feminine better than a soft updo with a few loose tresses framing your face <3

  3. April 10, 2013 1:31 pm 

    LOVE the hair and if Ojon can do for my hair what it does for you… I’m IN! Lovely picts too!

  4. May 20, 2013 8:42 pm 

    Your hair looks so cute here just like a major stars. I just arrived here from your older blog and I just loved that swimsuit cover up there.

    Love your style!


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  5. Priscilla Clendenin
    November 29, 2013 11:49 am 

    Ms. WIlliams (Tia)
    Happy holidays and I do hope this finds you well.
    Just ended my Reed neurostimulator trial and I am, so far, looking forward to my final surgery in Dallas sometime in early January. It was after reading your story that I decided on the implant. Is it still working for you? Do you get use to the buzzing, numbness, etc…? I do hope I am doing the right thing but cannot imagine another ten years of the never ending migraine.
    Best regards,
    Priscilla Clendenin
    321 254 8926
    1620 Pineapple Ave.
    Melbourne, FL 32935