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Short Wavy Dark Brunette Hairstyle with Blunt Cut Bangs

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Added: 05 Mar 2010
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Description

This amazing look is dressed in waves and teased at the roots to achieve maximum height and body. The bangs are smoothed out to add contrast and shows how versatile this style can be.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Alternative
Length
Short
Elasticity
Wavy

Haircut Technique

Type
Scissor Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,triangular
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
No

Styling

Time
30+ minutes
Tip
Use the curling iron on the very ends of your hair to add extra curl where needed.
Products
Mousse, Wax, and Lacquer
Tools
Blow Dryer and Hot Rollers



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

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Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3. Blow-dry the Back Under

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To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

4. Blow-dry the Sides Under

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To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

5. Blow-dry Bangs Forward

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When blow-drying your bangs forward, clip your hair back leaving only your bangs out. Position your bangs evenly in your brush, taking the hair in a forward direction. Blow-dry from roots to ends, keeping the tension consistent, and evenly distribute heat over the whole section of hair that you are working on. Repeat until the hair is dry. This will stop any frizz that may occur.

6. Use Medium Hot Rollers

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A medium hot roller is used to give your hair looser curls and can also be used for body.

7. Apply Hot Rollers Through the Back

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Take the entire back section of your hair, and then starting from the crown, take a smaller section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller down the hair shaft until it meets your head and then secure it in place with a pin or clip. Repeat this step until you have reached the nape of your neck and the entire back section of your hair is completed. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

8. Tease Hair

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Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

9. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

10. Style Bangs Forward Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips, and then using your fingers, rake through your bangs pinching the ends as you go to create a feathered, textured effect.

11. Apply Lacquer

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Lacquer is great for strong hold. A small amount is all that is required to finish and should be applied from an arms length distance to the entire style.




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