Thursday, September 29, 2011

Messy Wavy Hair Tutorial



This hair tutorial is not about perfection--that's what makes it easy. It's all about messy imperfect waves. It's my go-to hairstyle. You don't have to use a curling iron but it helps give you that extra curl (especially if your hair is naturally straight).

You'll need:
-Curling wax or cream
-Volumizing spray
-1" curling iron
-Hairspray

Directions:
-Towel dry your hair.
-Without brushing hair (it removes your natural curl) scrunch damp hair with wax/cream.
-Blow dry hair with a concentrator or a diffuser  (I left mine a little damp in the video but dry works best).
-Pin hair up to get at multiple layers (I do about 4 layers from bottom to top).
-Open a 1" curling iron and wrap hair around the curling iron (you may need a glove) and hold it for 15-18 seconds.
-Hairspray and fluff hair with fingers.
-If it's too curly run your fingers through the curls to get loose waves.

44 comments:

Amanda Nguyen said...

this is awesome!! thanks for the tutorial love!

<3Amanda
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Elegantly Academic said...

Great tutorial! But why don't you clamp the curling iron? I'm guessing this will make your curls too tight ...
Kelly xo

Gawgus things... said...

Think my downfall is not using products - will have to invest! Thanks for this :) xx

thenauticalwheeler said...

Love the hair style. Will definitely be trying this!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

amazing tutorial! i do the same when I want my hair curly ;)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Shanelé said...

Thanks for sharing!! What is that color of lipstick, btw??

xx

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Joan said...

haha love the smile in the end!

Nicole said...

Definitely my favorite tutorial format ever. No endless talking just showing us how you do what you do. Love it!

Clara Turbay said...

Very good!

CessOviedo said...

You make it look so easy! Think I need a difuser asap, great tutorial!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Candice said...

Love it!! You look gorgeous, as always! :)

My Dressy Ways said...

Adore!

Champagne In Slippers said...

You are too pretty.

Great tutorial! I have my hair similar to this today actually - It's raining here in Boston. Great hairstyle for humid, rainy days!

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K.M. said...

nice ♥

Little Grey Dove said...

I can't tell you how excited i am that you posted this!!! I was actually going to ask you to post something about how you made your hair curly and care-free like this. I'm very excited to try this out. Thank you so much for posting this!!!!

Maria said...

so pretty taylor, thanks for the tutorial! your awesome girl!

Rhiannon said...

great tutorial!
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PinkGlitter said...

Your hair looks so pretty!

Sophie Loloi said...

great tutorial! thanks for sharing


xx

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Ambyr said...

Cutest tuturial video! I love your hair like that. I have super curly hair, so maybe I'll try this out and it'll be a less I-look-like-a-tornado-blew-threw-town kind of look.

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Dancing Branflake said...

Hey, I could do this! Thanks for the tutorial.

With Style and Grace said...

you're the cutest thing EVER!!

Thread. The. Needle said...

I do the same thing with my hair and found that when if I comb my hair in the shower, its tangle free and ready for curls!

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Angelique said...

Love the video! I have naturally wavy hair, so this is actually what I do most mornings.

I would like to point out though that your blow dryer attachment in the video isn't a diffuser, it's a concentrator. The diffuser is the giant, round attachment with little prongs sticking out of it.

Sara Campbell said...

Love it! I love anything easy to pull-off, great tutorial!
xo,
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Taylor Sterling said...

Angelique,

Thank you. I've never heard of that before so I always called it a diffuser. Thanks for the tip.

Everyone: It's a concentrator not a diffuser on the blow dryer. :)

Taylor Sterling said...

If any of you try this please share pics on the Sterling Style Facebook. I would love to see them!

Colette said...

I have a question- whenever I put styling products (gel, cream, etc) in my hair to help the wave stay, my blonde hair looks much darker...any advice?

el_martina said...

great video!!! I love your hair!!!

Kate said...

I think you've just made me decide to go back to the sideswept bang. I've grown mine out but have been thinking of getting a longer sidesweep and this solidified it!

Tashina said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I've been desperate to have curly/wavy hair lately, so I will have to give this a try.

Nicole F. said...

Great tutorial! You are making me wish I hadn't just chopped all my hair off a month ago!!


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Josie said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial -- your wavy hair always looks fantastic!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Camille Beaudet said...

gonna try this

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Camille

Ana said...

i love the way your hair looks. i really want to try this but i haver super frizzy hair so i hope it works out! btw, i love that u had a kinks song throughout the video :D

Purses, Pumps and Pleats said...

I have been growing my hair out and this style will be great to conceal my uneven growth. Thanks for the tutorial!

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Made Up by MA said...

nice style - you must include your color/cut routine (if there is one) sometime!

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Rachel said...

This is such a good look for you, I can't wait to try it!! thanks for sharing!!
-R (Distinct.Style.Innovation / Giveaway!

apieceoftoastblog said...

Taylor,
You are the BEST. I cannot wait to try this. Going to test it out in the morning. My hair is insanely long right now as are my bangs, so hopefully I won't look too much like a shagadellic dog for work:) If I look as cute as you do, promise I'll tweet a pic.

Thank you again!
xo
.Sally

Nicola said...

wow!!! you make it look so easy.

PS loving the yellow equipment blouse on

Nicola x
www.mylushalisciousblog.blogspot.com

cortney_joy said...

Supercute! I have similar hair to yours and think I could pull this off. What styling products did you use?

jessiefabulous said...

Awesome video!

Carrie said...

Like the others said, this video is perfect! My only question is what brands/names of products do you prefer? Thanks, xoxoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

i think the bangs are out of fashion and look like mom bangs. blown out bangs never word with waves. yuck.

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