November 30, 2021 3 min read
Not sure what to do with your hair for the holiday parties? We've got you covered.
We've teamed up with Rae from @mermakeupmagic to bring you simple hairstyles from the classic hair down to half up to updo's! Here are 5 hairstyles you can achieve with the same barrel! For this article, we're focusing on the 19-25mm Barrel from the Octowand 8-in-1 Interchangeable Curling Wand, but you can use these same styling methods for any size barrel!
For prep: Protect your hair after you wash it with Watch Me Werk Heat Protectant! The results are worth it, and you feel reassured that your hair is safe from any heat it is exposed to.
For curling your hair: Brush your hair thoroughly. Be sure to spray your hair ahead of time with the Hair-Fie Finishing Spray! This will help keep the hold for the curl! Brush your hair after spraying in order to evenly distribute the product. For the best curl, wrap your hair around the wand, and hold for 5-8 seconds. With a gloved hand, place your hand under the barrel and let the curl fall into your hand, hold it for 3-5 seconds and push the curl towards your head to reinforce the curl. This makes it longer lasting as it keeps its shape as it cools down.
For Styling: If you curl your hair before styling, it will make your hair more malleable for optimal styling. Your hair is easier to work with, and molds better. This is especially helpful if you are using a curl that you later intend to pin. Simply wrap the curl around your fingers and pin it in place!
Let's start with the basics, split your hair into sections to make curling easier. Wrap a piece of hair around the barrel and hold for 5-8 seconds. After you curl a piece, hold it in your hand for an additional 3-5 seconds to let it cool, this will help it retain the curl better. Make sure to wear the heat resistant glove for this part!
Keep it classic by just wearing your hair down, or add a little extra pop by accessorizing with some hair clips. Curled hair will be the base for the remainder of the styles.
Start with curled curled hair (this is a great option for second day hairstyles!) and part your hair to the side, and create a dutch braid on the side with more hair. Dutch braids are just like a classic French braid, but instead of bringing the outside strands in the middle, you bring the middle strand to the outside. Secure your hair into a ponytail when you get to the nape of your neck. Next, take a section of your hair and wrap it around your fingers, then pin into place, and repeat for all sections.
For a little extra flare, leave a few pieces of hair out in the front and then curl those face framing pieces. You can also add some hair clips, like ourArt Deco Clip Set, for a little extra sparkle.
Start with curled hair, then create a small ponytail with the top half. To add the twist, make a small hole right above the elastic and pull the ponytail through it. Take the hair in the ponytail, twist into a bun, and pin into place. Add clips or other accessories as you see fit!
Curl your hair and section it to create a half up ponytail. Take a section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around your fingers, pin into place, and repeat. This is a super simple way to get your hair out of your face while looking super chic and stylish! Add clips or other accessories as you see fit to spice up the look.
Divide your hair into 5 equal sections and secure with elastic bands close to the scalp. Next, take a section of hair from one of the ponytails, wrap it around your fingers, pin into place, and repeat. This will give you a quick, easy, and elegant updo that looks like it took hours! Add clips or other accessories as you see fit to spice up the look.
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