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Nia Long Medium Wavy Black Hairstyle

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Added: 22 Jan 2014
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Description

These natural black locks are styled into large waves all through the back and sides giving the over-all style plenty of bounce and movement making it a great hairstyle to frame a long face. This look is easy to re-create with a rollers or a curling iron and needs product for hold and shine.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Medium
Elasticity
Wavy

Haircut Technique

Type
Scissor Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,diamond
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Medium/Coarse
Age
21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Time
30 minutes
Tip
To achieve this style, add waves into the mid-lengths and the ends only.
Products
Wax, Hair Spray, and Moisturizer
Tools
Blow Dryer and Curling Iron



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Moisturizer

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Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

2. Part to the Right

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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 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.

4. 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.

5. Blow-dry Left Side Back

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Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush on top of the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a backward direction with your blow-dryer following in front. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly behind.

6. Blow-dry Right Side Back

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Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush on top of the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a backward direction with your blow-dryer following in front. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly behind.

7. Use a Large Curling Iron

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

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

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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.

9. 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.

10. 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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