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Miranda Lambert Long Wavy Formal Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs - Copper Blonde Hair Color with Red Highlights

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Added: 08 Aug 2012
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Description

Miranda Lambert loves to wear big, bouncy hair (who doesn't), but this doesn't always suit her wide face. Miranda has a square face and high forehead, so her best style would be one where her forehead is covered, either partially or fully, and length is created around the face. In this photo, Miranda's style looks fine, but some improvements could be made. If you also have a square face, take note to make sure you get the best style for your face shape.

Do:
- Wear bangs. A side-swept fringe like Miranda's is a good choice but a full fringe may suit your face if it's softened up enough- ask your hairstylist for a recommendation.
- Wear your hair long. If you don't like long hair, grow your hair at least past the jaw line and angle the front downwards to create the appearance of longer hair.
- Highlight your hair. This will break up the boxiness of your face shape and add dimension.

Don'ts:
- Don't create ‘wings' out to the side as Miranda has done near her temples. This adds extra width.
- Don't flip your hair out to the sides as seen in this photo; it only brings attention to wide jaw lines.
- Add too much curl- again, this creates width in the face. Go for looser waves or straight hair.

This gorgeous highlighted hairdo has a combination of medium to long layers cut all through the back and sides to encourage the movement and shape. This also makes it best suited to balance out a long face. The bangs are swept to the side to complement the face and completes the over-all look magnificently.

Type

Hair Category
Formal
Hair Length
Long
Hair Elasticity
Wavy

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,diamond
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Glasses
No

Styling

Styling Time
30+ minutes
Styling Tip
To keep this style full and textured at all times spritz some extra hairspray for added hold.
Products
Mousse, Wax, and Hair Spray



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

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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 Medium Radial Brush

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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.

3. Blow-dry the Back Under

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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.

4. Blow-dry the Sides Under

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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.

5. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Left

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To blow-dry your bangs to the side, clip the back and side sections up, leaving just your bangs out. Place your brush beneath your bangs, holding your hair to the side and remembering to hold the tension between your hair and brush. With your blow-dryer on a low setting, apply heat by starting at the roots and make sure to stretch your hair out to the ends. Repeat until your hair is dry.

6. Blow-dry the Crown

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To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

7. Use Large Hot Rollers

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A large hot roller is used to give your hair a larger curl and to add lots of body.

8. Apply Hot Rollers Through the Back

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Take the entire back section of your hair, and then starting from the crown, take a smaller section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot 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 until it meets your head and then secure it in place with a pin or clip. Repeat this step until you have reached the nape of your neck and the entire back section of your hair is completed. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

9. Apply Hot Rollers Vertically to the Side

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Take a section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot 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 vertically, making sure to roll it backwards, along the hair shaft to the roots and secure it with a pin or clip. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

10. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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

11. Style Bangs to the Left Using Wax

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Apply wax to your fingertips then drag through your bangs, sweeping the hair to the left as you go. Pinching the ends will create soft texture.

12. Lift Roots Using Wax

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Apply some hard wax to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for soft volume.

13. Apply Hairspray

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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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