How To Curl Hair with a Curling Iron

How To Curl Hair with a Curling Iron

In this blog were showing you two hairstyling techniques created by Brian Haire. 

These looks are a super popular finish for hair styling, giving your work that extra polished finish or beachy fun. It's very wearable in different lengths and on trend. We start by prepping the hair with a heat protection called – protect form the neuro style range. And use the marcel irons to achieve this look. Check out the video below for a visual. 

 

Our right side is a ripple effect created with a curling iron. 

This look is very uniform, the waves fold together to give a ripple in the hair with smooth dips and bumps. 

The direction and the sections are taken in a uniform manner. This is to achieve consistency in the waves. The sections are not huge, to keep a root lift in and avoid over directing when curling. The roots need extra encouragement. The roots get rolled up with mid-shaft and were on a real hot temperature. Then Brian twists and opens the tong to work the ends in. Then unravels the curl and leaves it to cool. 

 

Work consistently with the curling iron 

Touch the hair around the barrel to check the heat is getting through the hair.  

Use the same technique and the same section sizes. Brian is working in horizontal sections, pay attention. If the section is too wide and the roots are too over directed you can lose control in the style. Split large sections. If the hair is really compromised, use a low heat and check it by touching. You only need the heat to come through, you do not need it on for a long time. 

 

Think about where you want the curls to sit. 

Pay attention to the parietal ridge up section. This is the visual part of the look. Ridges draw the eye to particular areas. If you don’t want to widen an already round face, maybe work the curl lower. If you want to draw attention to a beautiful cheek bone or eyes, position the ridge to fall in this area. 

 

Framing the face with the curling iron. 

If you want volume – over direct lift. If you want more casual, work in a root drag. 

To curl around the face, Brian likes to over direct the hair forward at the root. This gives a soft natural fall. Brian uses enough tension to hold the iron in place without smashing it with too much direct heat. Now completely leave the hair to cool. 

 

Look number two with curling irons. 

This look is for bouncy beachy and casual. Think inconsistent and natural – no curl is the same. 

The way Brian creates this look is similar. He still uses the irons but he alternates directions so the curls don't fall the same. The winding technique also changes because he unwraps the root and re-rolls to set a beachy wave towards the root. Giving a wave rather than a ribbon effect. 

 

Face framing the beachy look 

Brian talks about the way it looks more complimentary to wind away from the face and open it up. 

He expresses the top panel needs not to be too uniform and he divides it into three sections because it’s a large section. He wants the curl at the front to fall away from the face so he works out how to wrap the hair to continue alternating. 

 

Wide tooth combs and products. 

Once the hair is cooled Brian goes in with a wide toothed comb to break up the curls. The comb gives an even finish unlike using hands/fingers. 

On the ripple wave side of the look, Brian likes to polish it off with a little quick slip. He works it into his hands and pulls it over the look for shine and definition. After he combs the beach side of his look and points out how the hair doesn’t come together and expands. Brian uses a texture spray to finish this look. Hope you like it. 

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