- Relax hair
- After hair has been relaxed and conditioned.
- Towel blot excess water. Apply Designer Touch Design Foam Styling Lotion. Evenly distribute lotion throughout the hair by combing with a large comb.
- Use Designer Touch Sure Shape and Molding Gel on tapered areas and sculpt hair in a directional wrap. Place client under hot dryer.
- Remove from dryer and apply Designer Touch Design Polish to relax the mold and add sheen.
- To create a firm hold spray Designer Touch Spritz generously on hair. Start curling at the crown area with dime size curling wand using diagonal parting in the direction of the mold.
- The size iron is determined by the length of the hair for a given area…using your iron as a beveling tool.
||DON’T…X Brush hair when it’s wet. (can you say “frizzy”?)
X Use heavy protein conditioners on your hair if your hair is not damaged. Yes, natural hair is dry, but if you’re not using the curling iron, straightening comb, or any other heated appliance regularly, you’re overdoing it and risk causing your hair to become brittle. Protein conditioners are fine, but make sure to balance them with moisturizing conditioners.
X Use hair accessories that have sharp teeth, edges, or clips. And replace your rubber bands with smooth-fabric covered bands.
X Use heavy greases or pomade to try to give your natural hair that “shiny” look. Try light hairdressings and hair oils.
X Use products marketed to African-Americans just because they “seem” to be designed for us. A lot of these products are designed for chemically treated hair. Don’t let the pretty face on the box fool you!
Curls, curls, curls… so many what to do with them? Simple! Just put them up but let some of the excess hang down to one or both sides. Place the curls where they would best frame the face and accentuate desirable features.
Hair which is permed or naturally curly requires gel and a dryer with a diffuser. When dry, place head upside down and make one or two pony tails, place them close together. Bobby pin hair so it will stay up. Curls should hide pony tails and bobby pins.
A curling iron can be used before pinning hair up to soften extremely curly or frizzy hair. Use extra hold spray and shine spray in the final touches.
Very formal – weddings Shoulder length hair with long layers is transformed to a sparkling crystal up-do! Large hot rollers and a hot curling iron intensify the formal look! Large curls are pinned on top and crown; front section is back-combed for volume.
Hair Crystal Snaps are added after hair spray and shine spray. Crystal Snaps bring an elegant look to this upswept style!
Hair is an important part of good appearance. Who doesn’t want a beautiful head of healthy, glistening, gleaming, shiny hair like a model of television commercial or magazine cover?
There is nothing like a healthy shine hair to make sure that you get noticed. If your hair does not look good, healthy and shine, your entire appearance can be ruined. No body wants a dull hair.
Why Hair Looks Dull?
Light reflects off smooth surfaces of hair cuticles that looks hair shine. With the use of styling tools and techniques like using a hair dryer, curling iron, flat iron, hair color etc. rough up hair cuticles. Roughed-up cuticle can’t reflect light proper and perfectly that makes hair looks dull.
During the winter months, your heat goes up, the T.V. is on more often and your hair gets drier than any other time of the year. Combine this winter dryness with coloring your hair, blow-drying everyday, and using a thermal tool like a curling iron, and you have one big, moisture needing, frizzy, head of hair. Switching over from your regular shampoo and conditioner to a hydrating line will prove to be worlds of help. When you are trapped indoors with the heat blaring your hair is being dried out by the lack of moisture. Using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner will help improve the quality of your hair and add in that much needed moisture. If you use a lot of heat on your hair (i.e. blow dryer, flat iron, etc.)you should also be using a repairing treatment.
Take care of her hair curly, fine. But what’s the point if in the end we can not find a hairstyle that suits us?
- As for the cut, one thing is required: it must thin out! Damage your hair you will give your curls spring.
- For the length is up to you. The more they are longer, they will be heavy and therefore less your hair will be curly. The more your cup is shorter and they will be curly.
- If you do not have the hair enough to have naturally curly loops of real, some tips can help you!
- When your hair is still wet, you can braid three or four thick mats attached and let dry.
- For a more delicate curly, it is preferable to use rollers on damp hair. Choose the size of your rolls depending on the desired effect: the more they are smaller, your hair will be curly and vice versa.
What better way to find a hairstyle trend , but to inspire our stars on the red carpet favorite?
Here are three ideas for hairstyles:
For girls who are resilient, choose option hyper structured loops like Rihanna! We fix our well designed with loops of lacquer to keep our hair in place.
For fans of retro, it takes its cue from Blake Lively choosing the optimal one Fifties look. It works its gentle undulations to the curling iron to an ultra-glam!
For the Romantics, we opt for loops blurred by Taylor Swift! With her blond curls very curly, country singer cultivates his angelic looks and preppy.
What DOES he know that you DON’T?
Well, first off, get to know your HAIR TEXTURE and what it will and won’t do. Is it curly, straight or wavy? Is it kinky? Is it thin, full, in-between? Is it short, medium, long? (THAT’s an easy one.) Make a mental list of all the things your hair will do on its own without any help from you. A lot of “too-hard” hairstyles are from trying to get your hair to do something it simply will not.
There are two ways to use your Hair Iron as a curling iron. We suggest trying both and then deciding which works best for you and gives the results you want.
Just as you would with a curling iron, taking sections of your hair one at a time start at the end of the section, curl hair up towards the scalp, hold for about 5 seconds and then gently release the hair.
Again, taking sections, this time starting at the root, gently clamp hair and twist the iron around completely until all of the hair has gone between the plates OR twist the iron and pull it down towards the ends of your hair. This method is a little trickier at first but with practice it becomes a quick and easy way to curl your hair with your flat iron. Think of it like curling a ribbon with scissors, the faster you go the looser the curl, the slower the tighter.
Lets Check some practical examples–
Wavy and curly manes invade the catwalks. Check the style..
If you have naturally curly, frizzy hair, or coarse thick permed hair that is out of control, this is what Beauty experts do to control it:
- Take about a dime size portion of Paul Mitchell The Conditioner and 2-3 drops of Varnish by A-G. Mix them together on your palm and apply on damp, clean hair and work through evenly. Distribute from roots to ends. Let dry naturally.
- If you want a little more control to style your usually frizzy hair, try adding as dime size portion of styling lotion to the above mixture. Moisture Mousse by Focus 21 is better for this purpose.
Long or short, the fact is, it’s time to play with your hair, and we mean PLAY! By adding curls, teasing your strands silly, sporting a festive hat or adding a glittering accessory, a special occasion is an invitation to let your imagination go wild.
Anja: Gentle Curls
Stylist Salvador Calvano wanted to complement Anja’s romantic makeup look with some soft curls. Using a large curling iron, he shaped small groups of her hair into 1-inch round curls and secured them with a hair clip. After letting the curls set and removing the clips, Calvano teased the top section of Anja’s hair and secured it in the back with a clip. For a more sophisticated look, he tucked the back curls into an up do.
For a bit of fun and daring, Calvano placed a feathered headband on Anja’s teased locks.
Headband: Patricia Underwood.
Stacy: Sexy and Sleek
Stacy’s long hair made such a statement by itself, Calvano chose to make it super sleek and straight to emphasize her gorgeous featuresUsing a brush followed closely by a hair iron, Calvano straightened groups of Stacy’s hair.
Wearing her hair down, the results were elegant.
Michelle: Romantic Ringlets
Michelle’s thick red hair was in need of a trim when she came into the studio. Calvano cleaned up the ends so that her hair would take well to tight curls – the style he envisioned for her holiday look.
Next, he wound the curl back and secured it with a hair clip.
After her makeup was completed, Calvano carefully removed the hair clips and spritzed Michelle’s newly curly mane with maximum-hold hair spray. The result was a super-feminine head of soft ringlets.
Where would Charlie’s Angels be without the curling iron? Would Jennifer Aniston’s poker-straight mane exist without a blow-dryer and flat iron? Clearly, heated hair appliances are no passing trend — they’ve been essential hairstyling tools for decades. Here’s the lowdown on what’s new and what’s needed to create the look of 2000 and beyond:
Hair Dryers Some believe the higher the wattage, the better. The most powerful, and therefore the fastest available, is 1875 watts although people with super fine hair don’t need such a turbo blast. No matter which wattage you choose, keep the dryer in motion at all times, and hold it about three inches from your head to avoid heat damage. John Stefanick, Senior Stylist at Noëlle Spa for Beauty and Wellness in Stamford, Conn., recommends dryers with three heat settings, but suggests using medium heat most often because the hottest setting may burn the hair. His favorite?
Q. How do heat-activated products protect your locks?
A. They coat the strands with a protective film so the heat of your blow dryer or curling iron won’t burn or dry out the hair shaft.
Q. Do they also aid in styling?
A. Many of these products are formulated to melt and blend out over the hair in reaction to heat. More of the strand is covered, which works to lock a style in place and protect it from humidity.
From her sparkling smile to her shining curls, Kate Hudson radiates a golden glow that has her destined for superstardom. If you’d like to light up a room like Kate and you have shoulder-length, moderately wavy hair, follow these simple steps from celebrity stylist Shirley Ching of the Bumble & bumble Salon in New York City.
STEP 1 After washing your hair, towel dry to remove excess moisture. A key to success in getting your hair to hold this style is in the correct use of product. Mist detangling spray all over the head and comb through to ensure even coverage. Apply thickening spray to the roots only and anti-frizz product only to the ends.
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.
Brushes come in a wide range of shapes and with several different bristle materials and types. Traditional brushes have close-set bristles made of nylon, plastic or wild boar hair. Natural boar bristles are softer and more pliable, so they’re gentler on your hair and scalp, and don’t usually cause breakage or other damage. They also help distribute the hair’s natural oils, create healthy shine and reduce static. (Tip: If you have lots of static electricity in your hair, spritz your brush with a little hair spray and brush from the roots to the ends to tame flyaways.)
Brushes with fat, widely spaced bristles are also available, usually with plastic, flexible metal or wooden bristles; make sure the bristles have rounded tips so you don’t scratch your scalp. Some brushes have bristles attached directly to a plastic or wooden handle; others have bristles set into a rubber or plastic cushion or a metal cylinder.
Apply a small amount of mousse (or styling balm or gel) evenly through partially dried hair to create volume and texture. Working from the underneath of the hair use your fingers to lift, tease and tousle the hair as you blow dry. Select small sections of hair, use your fingers to scrunch and apply heat. Direct the airflow of the dryer from the ends of your hair towards the roots to maximize fullness. If you prefer, you can use a dryer with a finger diffuser to give even more tousle. You can also use a small curling iron to touch up the ends if you wish. Then work molding or styling paste through with your fingers to create texture. Avoid using combs or brushes on the finished style to maintain absolute tousle.
Blow Dryer — Blow drying your hair gives lift, extra body, and much more fullness. Also, if you use styling brushes, first heat a section then use your cool-down button to set the style while still holding the hair on the brush.
curling iron artCurling Iron — If you use a thermal setting spray, you’ll get longer lasting hold. Spray each section before you roll.