Long Glossy Dark Mahogany Red Waves

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Added: 12 Mar 2014
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This is a trendy hairstyle that is perfect for the upcoming spring season. It has long glossy waves which are only accentuated by a shine from the red tinge of the mahogany color. It is an easy color combination for anyone who likes to experiment with their hair color (and when you choose one combo, stick with it). These are gorgeous red waves for every occasion. It may be your go-to hairstyle for a night out when you want to keep it simple but still make a statement, or when you want an effortless and wavy style that looks great and stylish.

This modern and sophisticated look suits all ages and skin tones. Created with a matte finish, it creates the illusion of fullness in the hair. This red wavy hairdo is perfect for taming frizzy hair and adding natural shine. In this hairstyle, only long layers are cut through the ends of these mahogany locks making it easy to hold the waves through the mid-lengths to ends that were added for movement and shape.

The top is smoothed down to contour the head, making it a great style to frame a round face. Moreover, it is suitable for face shapes like round, oval, heart, and triangular. It is a trendy hairstyle for women with a lot of volume in their hair. This gorgeous hairstyle will turn heads on any occasion, and it is easy to maintain with regular color touch-ups and trims every four to six weeks.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Dark Mahogany Red

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

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

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Direct your hair into position while applying the finishing products.
mousse, wax, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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Long Glossy Dark Mahogany Red Waves- Visual Story

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

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 6

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 7

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

step 8

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 9

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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