23 Aug 2012
You can create your custom look with these short braided waves. You can form natural-looking curls with beautiful bouncy texture and shine. This style can be used on all hair types and is the perfect option if you want something quick and easy to style. A subtle and light blonde highlight will add the confidence boost you are looking for!
Our model in this hairstyle with minimal makeup shows off her elegant waves while wearing a blue top and pairing neutral lips with pearl earrings. For the hair styling, the back of this short wavy 'do is tapered short into the head, blending into the highlighted layers through the sides and top. It is an excellent hairstyle for all hair types, especially thin to medium hair. This look showcases a blunt cut with nice light blonde highlights showing off the natural waves and cuticles without making them look unnatural. These braided waves are excellent if you have an oval, oblong, diamond, or triangular face shape. These are a must-have for a simple wavy look and they will blend perfectly with your skin tone and hair texture.
This simple look creates a subtle beachy look with soft, naturally wavy and bouncy curls. This look is great for short hair as it is easy to re-create at home with the right tools and products. It needs regular trims to prevent split ends but will hold well throughout the week if you are careful with how often you wash your hair. You can use your finishing products to smooth down the ends and direct your hair into place.
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Dark Caramel Blonde with Light Blonde Highlights
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Use your finishing products to smooth down the ends and direct your hair into place.
mousse, wax, smoothing shine, hair spray
finger dry, curling iron
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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 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.
A medium curling iron is used to create medium sized curls.
Starting at the front, 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 roots. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards. Continue this step until all of the hair through your front and sides has been curled.
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.
Once your hairstyle is complete, hold your hair into place and then pin your hair into your desired direction.
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.