I love curling my hair. LOVE IT. In fact, it’s my preferred hairstyle for almost every ocassion. But if you ever feel like curling your hair only gives you one look, I’m here to disagree. There are so many different looks you can get when using different barrels and techniques! I’m going to be sharing my favorite hair curling tips and tricks over the following weeks, but today’s post is all about big, glamorous waves. This look is perfect for casual looks and special occasions alike!
For the smoothest of waves, I definitely recommend starting with blow-dried hair. I always use a large round brush like this one to get smooth strands with volume.
My favorite curling wand is the T3 Whirl Interchangeable Wand because you only need one tool, and it comes with several barrels that all create different looks. For these big, glamorous curls, I’m using the 1.5″ barrel!
To start I separate into sections. I prefer doing four separate sections. The first is right above the ear. I pick about a 1-2 inch section of hair. For this look I did not alternate directions. I curled every section back away from my face.
My hair holds curl pretty well, but this next tip is crucial for well-set curls. After releasing the curl from the wand, hold the curl up and wait until the hair has cooled before letting it go.
After curling all of the layers, make sure that the curls have completely set. I typically wait a couple extra minutes before touching them. Here’s a look at what the un-touched curls look like.
Next, run your fingers through. If you want to even looser curls, you can run a brush through them, but I prefer the look of finger-tousled ones.
Lastly, set with hairspray. My favorite is this one.
Want to get the look?