Martina McBride Long Wavy Hairstyle

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Added: 22 Oct 2009
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Martina McBride Long Wavy     Hairstyle  - Visual Story

Description

Martina has chosen an elegant and sophisticated cut for her deep chestnut locks. The side swept bangs and face framing layers that are a feature of this haircut accentuate Martina's stunning cheekbones and the long layers added throughout will give dimension and volume to fine hair.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Long
Elasticity
Wavy

Haircut Technique

Type

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,heart
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Medium/Coarse

Age
21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average

Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Large
Glasses
No

Styling

Time
30 minutes
Tip
Add a small amount of curl into the ends to achieve this slightly bouncy look.
Products
Mousse, Smoothing Shine, and Lacquer
Tools
Blow Dryer and Curling Iron



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

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.


2. Part to the Left

step 2

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left 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 left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.


3. Use a Large Radial Brush

step 3

A large radial brush is usually used on long straight hair types or to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.


4. Blow-dry the Back Under

step 4

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.


5. Blow-dry the Sides Under

step 5

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.


6. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Right

step 6

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.


7. Blow-dry the Top Under to the Left

step 7

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the left. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.


8. Blow-dry the Top Under to the Right

step 8

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.


9. Use a Large Curling Iron

step 9

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


10. Curl Mid-lengths and Ends with a Curling Iron

step 10

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.


11. Apply Smoothing Shine

step 11

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.


12. Apply Lacquer

step 12

Lacquer is great for strong hold. A small amount is all that is required to finish and should be applied from an arms length distance to the entire style.





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