No-Heat Wand Curls

Hey everyone!

How has your summer been? When I think of summer, I immediately think of the beach, ice-cream, and lots of sunshine.

And when I think of summer hairstyles I think messy bun or curls/waves would make the top of my list. 😉

But to be serious, I love curls all year round! This technique is my favorite right now, because the crown of your head isn’t going to curl, which gives the hair more of a wand-curl-type vibe. And it also doubles up as a super cute hairstyle!

Difficulty level: easy

Time needed: 5-10 minutes to create the hairstyle. 6-8 hours to let the curls form, depending on your hair type/length.

Items needed: 6 bobby pins, three hair-bands

1.) Part hair to your liking. Mine is in a side part. Make sure to brush your hair thoroughly to ensure that you have smooth looking curls.*

2.) With a hair band, tie to the side 2/3 of your hair.

3.) Twist the other 1/3 of your hair away from your face. Coil into a bun and tie with a hair band.

4.) Split the sectioned part in two. The middle bun can be coiled in either direction. Secure with a hair band.

5.) Repeat step #3 with the last section.

6.) Use your bobby-pins to secure the buns. Secure them close to each other. (Almost think of ‘lifting’ them up towards your head.) The picture below is how they should look after pinning.

7.) Go to sleep! Either that, or keep the coils in for approximately 6-8 hours, depending on your hair type/length. (At this point, you have a great hairstyle, so these could technically be overnight or day-to-night curls.)

8.) Once your coils have been in for a while, you can gently undo them. At first, it will look like three twists. This is where you should NOT rush.

9.) Gently separate the curls with your fingers. You can shake them around a bit at the roots as well. I recommend using a boar-bristle brush gently if you feel the need to brush through your hair slightly. Other than that, keep running your fingers through the curls, until they look however tight/loose you like them.

…and there you have it! 🙂 My current favorite way to get some pretty awesome curls! They remind me a lot of wand curls, which I totally love. Plus, the triple buns are such a cute hairstyle for any girls who want their hair up this summer.

Let me know what you think of these no-heat curls in the comments! Have a great day!

Catch ya later,

–Sophia

* I prepped my hair with several spritzes of sea-salt spray. If you’d like to here some other tips for curl prep and such, check out the end of my other curl post.

3 Super Simple Fancy Hairdos

Hey hey hey everybody! Someone recently requested fancy hairdos (for shorter hair) for dinners and stuff, and I was honestly very excited to see that request, because I have a few favorites for elegant dinners/events! Today, I’m going to share 3 of my all-time favorites: the simple pull-back, the super gorgeous side-sweep, & the simple, elegant braided bun! Alrighty, let’s get to it! (Once again, I apologize ahead of time for the poor quality of the photos.)

“The Pull-Back”

Step 1.) Brush hair.

Step 2.) Grab a section of hair from the front of your face and pull to the back of your head.

Step 3.) Either bobby-pin, or use an elastic to tie it off.

Step 4.) Literally the key to making any hairdo elegant and fancy: add an accessory! I love using cute hair pins when it comes to formal occasions!

Step 5.) Hairspray.

And that’s it! Super simple, and I think it comes out looking nice and elegant! And It’s a great style for after straightening your hair, or curling it!

 

 

“The Side-Sweep”

Step 1.) Brush and Hairspray hair.

Step 2.) Part your hair into a side-part.

Step 3.) With the side with less hair, bring it to the other side & pull that hair into a side-ponytail behind the visible hair:

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Step 4.) Optional: take a small section of hair and pin it behind with the ponytail.

Step 5.) Hairspray.

{Also, if you curl your hair with this style, it can actually look very similar to Jenny Lind’s hair in “The Greatest Showman.”(her side-bun)..} 😉

 

 

“Braided Bun for Short Hair”

Step 1.) Brush and hairspray hair.

Step 2.) Create a simple three-strand braid to all of the hair:

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Step 3.) Pancake the braid.

Step 4.)Tuck the braid under, and pin in place(or you can tuck it over, if you prefer.)

Step 5.) Hairspray.

[any hair falling out, just pin to the back of the head–but a few strands of hair framing the face actually look quite nice hanging loose. 😉 ]

[also, this style is super cute with headbands!–any kind of headbands! 😉 ]

 

And that’s all there is to it! Hope these styles help you out! Happy hairstyling, y’all!

❤ always: Emily