The 4 Most Popular Types of Curls
you weren’t blessed with naturally curly hair, you’ve more than likely used a curling
iron to achieve what doesn’t come naturally. And, unless you’re a pro stylist,
it’s more than likely your curl repertoire is limited.
styling tools and products have helped birth a whole new generation of curl
styles and techniques.
curls or tight curls as they’re also called are reminiscent of Beyonce’s or
Shakira’s most popular hairstyles. Woven tightly around a small curling iron,
small sections of hair are left to cool and then finger brushed to maintain the
small size of the curl.
those blessed with this type of curl naturally, it’s best to let hair air dry and
then gently style with a finger or small comb.
most coveted curl currently, beach waves can be achieved without a trip to the
beach. Although there are a few ways to achieve beach waves, our favorite
technique is to:
with a styling product like mousse (try Oribe’s Curl Shaping Mousse)
at about 1 ½” from the crown of the head
1” sections of hair around a medium to large barreled curling iron for approximately
3 – 4 seconds. Make sure to alternate the direction of the curl with each
section of hair to give a more lived in, less uniform look. Oh, and leave the
ends of hair free from the barrel
curls out before spraying a light hold hairspray.
you’re looking for a more traditional look, full, flat curls are the way to go.
Larger sections of hair are wrapped around a medium to large barrel curling
iron without twisting the hair. When attempting this technique, think of
creating a flat sheet of paper with your hair before placing on the iron. The entire
length of the section of hair is placed on the iron – root to tip.
leaving the hair on the iron for a few seconds, gently release curl and let
cool. For more hold, set hair with a setting clip. After hair has cooled completely,
unclip and style.
a slightly different take on the more traditional full curl, twist hair before
wrapping around a medium barreled curling iron. You don’t need to twist the
hair very tight or worry about the twist being perfect. The uneven pattern of
the curl adds texture and makes it look more natural.