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.

Meghan Markle Messy-Bun

Hey everyone!

So, today’s look is inspired by the gorgeous Meghan Markle. She can  sport a lot of hairstyles, but one that I really love is her simple messy bun.

Difficulty level: easy

Time needed: 5-10 minutes

Items needed: 6 bobby-pins, 1 hairband, 1 comb

1.)Part your hair down the middle. Then, using the comb, brush back the hair at the crown of your head.

2.)Still using the comb, tease the hair at the crown of your head. You tease the hair by running the comb through it with downward motions (never up.) This will slightly tangle the hair at the roots, giving it volume. Secure with 3 bobby-pins.

3.)Gather the rest of your hair into a low pony-tail.

4.)Twist the pony-tail to the right, while coiling it to the left, forming a bun. Once you have coiled all of your hair, secure with a hairband.

5.)Gently tug at the bun to make it looks fuller and messier. Use bobby-pins to keep it in place as needed.

6.)Pull down hair by the front of the middle part to frame the face.

And that’s it! Super easy, yet really chic. It’s really perfect for every season.

Make sure to let me know what you think in the comments!

Catch ya later!

—Sophia