Julia Roberts does just what she wants. Never a slave to the latest style, she cuts her hair when others are growing theirs out and goes dark when everyone else is going blonde. And now, at a time when so many celebrities are wearing their hair stick-straight, Julia reemerges with a head full of soft, sexy curls. If you love her independent style as much as we do and you have chin-length, layered hair with at least a little natural wave, follow these simple steps from one of Julia’s favorite stylists, Antonio Prieto of the Antonio Preito Salon in New York City.
STEP 1 To maintain curls like these it’s important that you don’t over-wash your hair. Antonio suggests shampooing your hair only two times a week, but rinsing the hair well with water only on a daily basis. Over-washing can result in a depletion of the hair’s natural oils.
STEP 2 After rinsing the hair, towel dry. Blend a combination of styling mousse and shine product in the palm of your hand and apply to the hair working from the roots to the ends. Comb through to make sure the product is evenly distributed.
STEP 3 You will be drying the hair in layers, starting from the lower layers and working up. Using your fingers, twist a medium-sized section of hair tightly from the base of the scalp to the ends. Apply heat to this section only using a dryer with a diffuser attachment. Repeat this process until the entire head has been twisted into sections, always working from the bottom to the top.
STEP 4 Break up the twists by running your fingers through your hair. Using a medium-barrel curling iron, randomly intensify a few of the curls by clasping the hair at the ends and in a spiraling motion coiling the hair around the iron. You want an uneven look. Don’t do this uniformly or in too many sections.
STEP 5 To finish this style, apply a shine product to the curls by lightly re-twisting each section.
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