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The Muse: “Waving” goodbye to summer

September 10, 2010

Ahhhhh, the kids are back in school, the Badgers are kicking butt and with all that cool, crisp weather, it seems fall is on its way sooner than we thought!  Although I am looking forward to fabulous fall fashion, I’m not quite ready to let go of our sunny season! Thankfully with this next trend, we can keep the vibe of summer with us all year round!

You may have heard some call it beachy waves, others might say Victoria’s Secret hair, some even call it “bedhead,” but whatever name you give it, you can call it sexy! We’ve all seen them, the actresses, models, and celebutantes with the undone yet glamorously tousled locks.  Ever wonder how they got that perfectly imperfect look? Let’s go find out!

I wish I had fully explored this trend earlier, as it’s been with us for a while now. But having naturally curly hair, I didn’t think I could achieve it alone. And if I could, I certainly didn’t know where to start! I had already tried the sea salt sprays and going to bed with damp hair, yet neither resulted in success. More and more, these locks kept popping up everywhere, on everyone, so I dug a little deeper. I came across a few how-to videos and the instruction they gave worked on my own head of hair like a charm!

All you need is a small curling iron or flat iron, a few clips and some flexible hold hairspray. Thickening spray is helpful but not necessary. Start selecting random pieces and wrap them around the curling iron barrel. I think it works best to wrap hair around the entire barrel, rather than clipping the hair inside the barrel and then curling. You don’t have to curl the entire section and play with the length of time you actually leave the hair wrapped around the iron. That way you have some variety and some pieces more curled than others. Leave the ends of the hair section OUT, uncurled. You can curl as much or as little hair as you want. It’s all up to you!! Once you’re finished curling, flip your head upside down and shake out your curls by running your fingers through your hair. Flip back up and spray with hairspray and you’re done!! How easy was that?!

With a little practice, it has become my favorite go-to “do” because it’s a cinch to create, saves your hair from a ton of damaging daily styling and is easy to transform into another hot look.  It’s great for the pocketbook, too! The longer you wear these waves, the better they look, even after being slept on! So you can skip washing your tresses every day. When you’re ready for a change, or when your outfit warrants, your locks are filled with texture and volume so you can easily switch up your do and use your waves to wear the current, messy side-braid or pony. And forget about humidity, it’s no match for this style. Ladies, get ready to enjoy that 2nd cup of coffee, you’ve got the time! As you glide out the door now, you’ll feel like you’ve just walked off the pages of a lingerie catalog, errr… just with a little more clothing on!

*For 3rd and 4th day hair, I really like TRESemme FRESHSTART Dry Shampoo to add volume and reduce oils.

*Ladies with natural wave or curl, I found it best to begin this look with dried and straight locks.

Comment your questions and feedback! Also, if you’re curious about a trend and want to see me try it out first, comment & let me know! Until next week, have fun with this look!


“I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”–Mae West

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 28, 2010 2:40 am

    i think that using flat irons with solid ceramic heater cores is the best*’`

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