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Worked-On Hollywood Waves

The complete opposite of lived-in waves, these are lustrous, glamorous and definitely not beachy! They bring a heavy dose of Hollywood glamour to an occasion, and done right, they last for days!

How to do it:

  • Spray hair with texturizing hairspray.
  • Beginning in back divide hair into slightly curved horizontal sections.
  • Holding a styling flat iron horizontally, wrap subsections of hair around the iron, twisting as you wrap. Slide the curl off of the iron and clip it to the head.
  • “Set” the hair in this manner, clipping all of the curls.
  • Once the hair is dry, release each clip, backcomb the base and comb with a fine tooth comb.
  • Mist with firm hold hairspray.  

The Grande Ponytail

Messy, running to the gym ponytails are utilitarian. But a high, sleek ponytail hairstyle, à la Ms. Grande, is something special. A center, head-hugging braid makes it special.

How to do it:

  • Create several small sections on the top of your head, apply a hair gel, cream or paste to the sections and create small, inverted braids that sit tight on the head.
  • Braid to the high point of the head.
  • Gather the braids, and all the rest of the hair into a high, snug ponytail. Work some additional hair gel into the hairline sections to keep the edges smooth and free of flyaway hair.
  • Mist the tail with humidity-resistant hairspray and comb through to smooth the hair.

Round Curly Haircut

Naturally curly hair is having a moment, and the most modern haircut for curly hair is softly rounded with a blunt perimeter. The object is to avoid the dreaded triangular shape that curly hair tends to take on. This shape creates a beautiful and flattering frame for the face. To finish the haircut, create a defined and consistent curl pattern.

How to do it:

  • After shampooing with a conditioning cleanser, blot hair with a micro-fiber cloth or towel that absorbs moisture without causing friction, which can lead to frizzy hair.
  • Arrange the hair into the finished shape.
  • Combine a styling hair cream with a curl-enhancing formula and apply to very wet hair.  Work it into the hair with your fingers, roots to ends.  Begin in the nape, work up to the hairline and fringe area and then through the sides.
  • Diffuse the hair by directing the diffuser toward the hair on an angle from the top  or bottom. The angled position is to avoid disturbing the cuticle with direct airflow. You may also choose to relax under a hair dryer for 15 minutes, then diffuse the midlengths and ends.
  • Avoid moving or touching the curls until they are completely dry. Then shake or gently expand them with your fingers for a full, fluffy hairstyle.

The Choppy Bob

If you’ve been sporting a layered lob, consider evolving the shape. Go for a shorter bob haircut, with few-to-no layers. In this instance, the texture is focused on the ends. They’re cut blunt, then snipped into for an imperfect perimeter shape. Style this choppy bob haircut with enough body to prevent it from going flat.

How to do it:

  • Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair.
  • Flip your head upside down and use your hands and a blow dryer to remove at least 80 percent of the moisture.
  • Flip your head up, create a low, ear-to-ear parting in back and clip away the top.
  • Divide the bottom into subsections and dry each subsection with a vented styling brush and a blow dryer. Lift the sections up and away from the head as you dry.
  • Work up the head, releasing horizontal subsection.
  • When you reach the top, create a side or center part and direct each section up and across the part as you dry. Allow the roots to cool before flipping these sections back to the other side.
  • Once all hair is dry, mist with a volumizing hairspray

Gentle Hair Bends

Give your beach-waved lob hairstyle a breather. Instead of a consistent wave or curl pattern, embrace asymmetry with random wave shapes and sizes throughout your medium length haircut.

How to do it:

  • Apply heat protection spray to dry hair.
  • Divide your hair into vertical sections.
  • Use a flat iron to shape each section. In some sections, wind the hair around the iron, release and tug the bottom to stretch the wave.
  • In some sections, twist the hair as you wind it around the flat iron.
  • In other sections, simply slide the iron in at the side, creating s-shapes in the hair.
  • In all sections, keep the ends out of the flat iron, leaving them straight.
  • Once all sections are shaped and cool, mist with volumizing hairspray.

Go Short

Experience the exhilarating freedom of short hair with a charming, schoolboy short haircut. Creating short hairstyles like this is quick and easy!

How to do it:

  • Apply styling gel to damp hair.
  • Direct the short side and back sections into place with your hands or a comb and blow dryer.
  • Direct the top lengths in the desired shape as you blow dry.
  • Once hair is dry, apply paste to top sections to create shine and separation.


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