Long And Wavy Dark Red Hairstyle With Blunt Cut Bangs And Red Highlights

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Added: 03 Jan 2013
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Red hair has been associated with fire since the dawn of time. But when the fire is in your hair, no one will be able to resist your allure. So today, we are bringing you a look that will make you feel like it is party time every day. This long and wavy dark red hairstyle is flattering on all skin tones and is perfect for those with a darker hair color who want to take their look to the next level.

Our model flawlessly shows off her long hairstyle and smoky black eyes. Her glossy cherry-red lips are complemented by a contoured, round face, further defined by blunt-cut bangs which make her look more youthful and charming than ever. For the hair styling, this dark red mane is dressed in waves through the mid-lengths to ends for movement and shape, while the bangs are smoothed over to the side to complement the face and complete the overall 'do perfectly. It is suitable for women with thin or medium hair density, and medium to fine texture. This hairstyle brings out your feminine features with blunt cut bangs and bold red highlights along your hairline that will take attention away from your face.

This 'do is perfect for women who want a sexy and long style with waves. The blunt-cut bangs and red highlights are such an up-to-date style. It's a change that you will love and be able to maintain in its shape with regular trimming after 4 to 6 weeks to avoid split ends. Pinch the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with your wax to define the wave.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Dark Red and Red Highlights

Haircut Technique

Blunt Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Pinch the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with your wax to define the wave.
mousse, wax, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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Styling Steps

step 1

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.

step 2

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.

step 3

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.

step 4

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.

step 5

When blow-drying your bangs to the side, section your hair up and clip your hair back to leave only your bangs out. Remember to make sure that your bangs are damp to make blow-drying more effective. Next, take your brush and place it underneath the hair and then blow-dry starting from the roots, adding tension to the hair as you go. Slowly pull your section down to the ends and continue until dry.

step 6

A medium curling iron is used to create medium sized curls.

step 7

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 8

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

step 9

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.

step 10

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.

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