How To Create Beautiful Romantic Waves

November 19, 2013

Curling hair is one of those things that comes very naturally to me, and perhaps it’s because I’ve done it so often. In this tutorial, I will share with you my tips on how to create beautiful, romantic old Hollywood-nisque curls using a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron.

You’ll Need

1. Conair Infiniti 1.5 inch curling iron
2. Garnier Frutis hair smoothing milk (cream)
3. John Frieda heat protector spray
4. Pureology lightweight / flexible hair spray

Step 1: Prime Your Hair

  1. Take a generous amount of Garnier Frutis smoothing cream and apply all over your hair especially around the crown and the ends. This will add shine and take care of unwanted flyaways
  2. Apply John Frieda heat protecting spray to prevent heat damage caused by the hot curling iron. Make sure to get good coverage on the ends

Step 2: Section Your Hair

Use pony tail holders or rubber bands and section your hair into three layers – crown, middle and base. The crown includes your bangs. Section your hair will allow you to curl your hair evenly, thus giving you an overall voluminous look at the end.

Step 3: Curl Base Layer

  1. Divide your base into two halves (left and right) and pull them to the front. Make sure your curling is on medium to high heat setting
  2. Starting on either side, take about 1 to 1.5 inch section of your hair and curl from the tip to the top of your hair. Wait three seconds and let go
  3. Curl the same section again, this time start from the middle section of the hair and curl to the top. Wait three seconds and let go
  4. Repeat the steps above until your entire base is curled
  5. Apply hair spray generously to lock in the curls

Step 4: Curl Middle Layer

Repeat the same steps step #3,

Step 5: Curl Crown Layer

Repeat the same steps step #3, except on the second time you curl your bangs (middle to top) hold it 3 seconds longer to get that big, vintage wave. This will give you that glamorous, old Hollywood look.

Step 6: Add Finishing Touches

Use Garnier Frustis smoothing cream to smooth out any residual flyaways. This will give you a sleek and polished finish.

  • lilyk

    This tutorial is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!