Helpful hints for getting curl

We see it all day every day… that girl who has the perfect curls!! How does she do it? Well, we understand your frustration and we are here to help!

Z Studio’s Senior Artist, Sheena Mullins, gives us some helpful tips on how to prep the hair, style the hair and most of all get the hair to hold! ENJOY! There are a few things that most people over look which ultimately ends with frustration in their curls. First thing is first:

  • Start with a foundation – If your hair is freshly shampooed, be sure to use a product before blow-drying that will give you some grit and control, Moroccanoil’s Volume Mousse or we even like the Moroccanoil Root Boost used throughout the hair like a mousse. You could also use a light gel like ColorProof’s Styling Gel for soft yet secure hold in styling.

**Working with day two hair? No problem! Use a little of Kevin Murphy’s spray in Dry Shampoo to rid the scalp and mid-strands of the hair of any excess oils or built up product.

Moroccanoil Prodcuts:                                   Kevin Murphy Products:

Moroccanoil Root Boost Moroccanoil Volume Mousse                      Kevin Murphy Dry Shampoo

  • Work in sections – Once you are completely dried, it’s time to start curling. Start at the bottom in the back and work your way to the top using 1″ – 2″ sections (1″ if you have thicker hair, or 2″ if you have thinner hair). With each sub-section that you curl, unwind it from your curling tool and immediately wind it back up to it’s curled state and pin it with a duck bill clip or hair pin. Now that your entire head is curled and pinned, spray! A fine mist spray with light to medium hold like Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray will work just fine.
  • It’s time to multi-task – Now that your hair is pinned, it needs to cool down to lock in it’s new curled shape. Take advantage of this time to get dressed, finish makeup, brush your teeth, eat breakfast or watch yesterday’s DVRd shows!
  • Time to put the finishing touches on – You have a few different options from here; You could separate them by hand to make them into individual, defined, curls. You can also run your fingers through your hair to loosen the curl without completely diffusing the curl you just created. Another option would be to brush through your hair with a boar bristle brush, like the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush. This will give you the smooth and soft, yet brushed out, wave. This is very much like the Old Hollywood wave we see all the movie stars wearing. Once you have the desired style, finish it off with a fine mist spray such as Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray. Try flipping your head upside down, spraying from the under side and all through out the hair-body, flip your hair back and look at the volume!!!

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

Remember, this style is all yours and you get to do with you what you want! So go get ’em beautiful! And remember, have fun!


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