|My hair from meeting Andrew to present|
I've courted copper, and flirted with blonde, but I consider myself a committed brunette. Yet my link to hue is far more fickled than my fierce loyalty to length. I can style everything from a pixie to a bob, but the expanse beyond the chin is uncharted territory. I'm a short hair girl, eternally, always.
Except for now. In response to the persuasions of a persistent husband, my hair now tickles my shoulders. I have to brush it out of the way when I put on a coat. And when I pull it into a pony, I actually have some sort of a tail.
Which is where it resides most of the time, in a high pony, commonly twisted into a tiny bun. My hair is fine, and although naturally curly, at this length I'm lucky to sustain a soft, flat wave.
In a mane induced milieu, I ran in for a professional consultation, with my stylist Leisel Decker, and received the following golden instructions following a trim and allover tint of brunette bordeaux.
Step 3: Spritz the crown with a root boost. Then wield your round brush to finish drying the hair, focusing the direction of heat towards the ends of the hair.
Step 4: Apply a heat protectant spray and comb through the hair to minimize damage and breakage.
Step 5: Heat your flat iron to a low/medium temperate and begin building volume at the roots. Clasp the flat iron around the base of the hair shaft than pull up and away from the head.
Step 6: After boosting the crown, begin curling individual sections. The smaller the section of hair you take and the slower you move it through the hair, the tighter the curl will be. I wanted loose soft waves, so we worked through medium size sections, clamping the iron half way down the tendrils. Once clamped you twist the wrist, wind the hair around the iron, then slowly pull out and away from the head while rotating the iron.
My stylist exemplified this process using the Missiko Hana Titanium Ionic Flat Iron
I like that it offers a range of heat options, friction free plates, and a tangle free cord, particularly crucial for avoiding third degree encounters when your twisting hair into curls.
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I'm going to try all my makeover trips for a big reveal. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, what's your best hair styling tip?