This look is also better if you start with mousse; Isabel used Ample Angora here, too. Once the hair has been prepped, blow dry with a round brush, flattening the sides and flipping the ends away from the head. The only place you'll want to create shape is the crown of the head; here, you need to over-direct the hair (or in my case, half my bangs) to create a mini pouf. Then, use a smoothing cream, such as Shu Uemura's Absolut Oil-in-Cream
, to reinforce the style's very structured shape.