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Soft curls are added to the sides and back of this layered 'do to give this look movement and subtle shape. This formal 'do is easy to re-create with the right tools and needs product to tame fly-away hair. Regular trims will also help maintain a healthy look and feel by preventing split ends.
Our model has bold and expressive facial features and a strong bone structure, which is nicely highlighted by her soft wavy tresses here. Having an oblong face shape, she has a high, broad forehead to contend with as well as a more vertical or long shape to her face. Voluminous hairstyles that have lots of body and volume around the jaw and neck area are ideal for her as they balance out her face shape the best. This simple wavy 'do does just that for her, while the blunt ends give her fine hair a thicker appearance. She would look great in bangs as it would give her broad forehead some coverage, however the grown out fringe is working well for her too. Backcombing the curls gives the hair extra volume and softness.
Our model has a warm skin tone, dark eyes and naturally dark brunette hair. Here, she goes for an ombre look with chocolate brown roots and light golden blonde highlights through the ends. This color brightens up her complexion and gives her an all-over warm glow. Plus it makes her dark eyes pop even more.
- Scissor Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
- Forehead Height
- 20 minutes
- Tease the curls out to produce more volume and texture.
- Mousse and Hair Spray
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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 right 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 right part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.
3. Use a Blow-dryer and a Diffuser to Dry Curls
Using your diffuser, gently scrunch your hair dry in a rotating direction. Make sure the blow-dryer speed is on low and try not to completely dry the hair off as leaving a little bit of moisture will ensure that your curls do not frizz.
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.
5. Style Sides Out Using Gel-wax
Pinch and drag your hair in an upwards motion using gel-wax. Using gel-wax will give luster and shine with soft texture.
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.