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These long locks are left to fall over the shoulders, showing off the soft curls dressed through the mid-lengths to ends for shape and softness. This stunning look is easy to re-create with the right tools and needs product for shine and hold. Regular trims every 4-6 weeks will help prevent split ends.
Our model is looking beautiful here in a long-length layered hairstyle that has soft waves and curls throughout. She has an oval face shape and highlights this by adding height through the crown of the head and volume throughout her tresses. Oval face shapes can pull pretty much any hairstyle off, including ultra voluminous ones like this one. She keeps her hair over the ears and maintains maximum volume through the temples to give emphasis to her high cheekbones and eye area. The loose waves add movement to her cut and also softens her face shape nicely. Ladies with an oval face shape could follow our model's lead with a slightly off-center part and long face-framing layers that help frame the features.
Our model has naturally dark black-brown hair and looks best in shades of vibrant brunette and caramel. Here she is wearing a light golden brown shade that compliments her warm skin tone and dark eyes. Her root area is left slightly darker for an edgy look while the ends are lighter for a sun-kissed finish. Regular toning is needed to keep this color looking fresh.
- Scissor Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
- Forehead Height
- 30 minutes
- Use large Velcro or hot rollers to create these extra large waves.
- Mousse, Wax, Hair Spray, and Moulding Cream
- Velcro Rollers
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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 Blow-dryer and Fingers to Dry Your Hair Off
Using your blow-dryer, dry your hair using your fingers, separating the hair and allowing it to dry at the roots first then the mid lengths and then the ends. Making sure the roots are dry first will ensure that your hairstyle does not fall flat.
3. Place Large Velcro Rollers in Hair
Take a section of hair no wider than the diameter of the velcro 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 to the roots. Continue applying the velcro rollers all the way through the entire hair for a full volume finish throughout the sides. Keep the rollers in your hair for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Scrunch Moulding Cream Through Hair with Fingers
Apply moulding cream to your fingertips and then tilt your head forward and scrunch your hair.
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.
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.
7. Softly Flick Sides Using Wax
Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips, and then starting about halfway down the hair shaft, pinch and drag the hair in a downward motion before flicking the ends out. Remember not to apply too much wax as it will weigh your hair down.
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.