This summer I’ve been all about big hair. I crave big, Connie Britton worthy hair, which is likely a reaction to my length, as I’m still growing out that long bob I cut on a whim last summer. That long bob is very easy to blow dry and look sleek and professional, but I’ve been craving wavy and undone!
This isn’t a look that I do for work. Instead, this is a fun look for the weekend. It has a lot of volume and the waves and curls are imperfect on purpose. Everything I used in this look is affordable from Sally Beauty, even the flat iron. I’m so impressed with it that it is replacing my much more expensive model!
Sally Beauty Ion Heat Protection Spray
Sally Beauty Ion Styling Mousse
Sally Beauty Ion Mega Hold Freezing Spray
Sally Beauty Ion Titanium Platinum Gator Flat Iron 1″
Sally Beauty Meta Grip Premium Bob Pins
Sally Beauty Ion Anti-Frizz Wide Tease Brush
Colortrak Tools The Croc Clip
I start this look on dry hair and I think it would probably work best on second day hair. I prepped my hair with the Styling Mousse and Heat Protection Spray while it was still wet. The Mousse is just enough hold, isn’t sticky and adds some nice volume. The Heat Protection Spray is a step I’ll never skip after frying my hair 2 years ago. This one provides amazing protection but you can’t feel it in your hair.
I section my hair off with the Croc Clips. I like that they’re big enough to hold a lot of hair. Using the Ion Flat Iron, I curl my hair. Because I’m not looking for perfect curls, I just grab random small sections, start at the top of the shaft and turn the iron 180 degrees. Running the iron down your hair, you’ll want a little tension on the edge of the iron that is facing the floor – that’s where you’ll really get a great curl! I want some curls, some waves and none of them should be perfect.
Once I’ve finished the entire lower layer I spray everything with the Finishing Spray. It has great hold, but still touchable. Now I take down the top section and repeat the curls up on the top of my head.
Once all of the sections are done, you can see that my hair is definitely voluminous and not perfect. I want a bit more volume at the crown, so I grab a large section and use the Wide Tease Brush and back comb a bit. I also use the Finishing Spray all over the top of my hair too.
Finally, I needed to pull back some of my hair, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to see! I experimented with different sections, finally deciding that I liked the way just a small area pulled back looked the most. I used two Meta Grip Premium Bob Pins. I’m a bit of a bobby pin snob, and when I discovered these a few years ago I was amazed! They are very heavy duty and stay put all day!
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