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At first glance, this photo could be of Kim Kardashian or Sofia Vergara. But alas, it is not some sultry starlet... it's good old Katy Perry in a long, romantic hairstyle. For most women in Hollywood, this is the standard lookâ€”silky extra-long hair with loose waves reminiscent of a goddess.
But Katy Perry is not just any starlet. She is known for her quirky outfits, outlandish makeup and ever-changing hair that ranges from pink to purple to black and back again. Hair color aside, Katy is also known for rocking the cutest hairstyles in Hollywood. From her vintage waves to her Cleopatra-style bob, Katy is usually seen with shorter, funkier styles. Her latest style looks gorgeous, donâ€™t get us wrong, but it is missing that Katy Perry punch.
In any case, this style looks fabulous on her and no doubt, many women will want to copy it, which will be quite easy. These gorgeous tresses are worn over the shoulder showing off the sexy soft waves added to the mid-lengths to end for shape and movement best suited to compliment a long face. This hairstyle will need product for hold and shine as well as regular trims to prevent split ends.
If you have chest-length or longer hair, youâ€™re already halfway there. If not, you can try adding hair extensions or a hairpiece to achieve this look. Set your hair in extra large hair rollers, create a deep side hair part and voilaâ€”you now have long goddess hair just like Perry.
This style is a sure winner and looks hot on just about anyone, so give it a try!
- Blunt Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
- Forehead Height
- Neck Length
- 30 minutes
- Apply your smoothing shine to the top sections and then work it all the way down to the ends to soften this style.
- Mousse, Wax, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
- Blow Dryer
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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.
Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.
3. Use a Medium Radial Brush
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.
4. Blow-dry the Back Under
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.
5. Blow-dry the Sides Under
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.
6. Piece the Ends Using Wax
Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.
Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.
To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.