Beach Waves

The most common question I get from not only clients, but other stylists is “how do you get those beach waves!?” I do teach a styling class on how to style your hair like this (as well as how to do a dutch braid). If you are interested in another class email me! In the meantime, I will tell you how I achieve this look:

  1. Divide hair into 3 sections; top (over part), middle (above ears), bottom (everything below ears).
  2. Using a 1.25 inch curling iron (not wand), take vertical sections of the bottom. Begin by clamping the middle of the piece and rolling upwards. Gently release the clamp and move the hair down the iron, but keep rolling to the top until you reach about 1 inch before the end of the hair. This is the key part… leave the end of the hair OUT.
  3. Continue this in the bottom section then move to the middle. The hair directly at your hairline must be curled AWAY from your face. The easiest way to explain this is; face the clamp towards the mirror and roll it outwards from your face (on the right side you roll right, and left side you roll left).
  4. The next step is to ALTERNATE the direction of the curls. This is normally the most confusing step for people to grasp. SO, if you had the clamp facing the mirror in your last section, face the clamp behind you and roll the opposite direction, inwards towards your face. Alternating the direction of the curls is what gives it the textured and beachy look!
  5. Move onwards to the top section of your hair, and make to curl the hairline AWAY from your face (as explained in step 3).
  6. Run your fingers through the curls and spray with texture spray! My favourite is Texturiza spray by UNITE. Unite-Texturiza

Hopefully this gives you an idea as to how to get these beachy waves. Practice, practice, practice!


Messy bunday


Messy Bun’s are honestly my “go-to” hairstyle. If you’re a busy person like myself, you don’t have time to wash… blowdry… and style your hair every single day. Messy buns are so quick and easy! However… sometimes they can look sloppy, so if I am going to wear my hair like this I usually throw on a bold lip and eyeliner to dress it up. (Lipstick is Kat Von D liquid lipstick – Underage Red)

I actually went for a run and workout earlier today… but thanks to the magic of dry shampoo you would never know! My favourite brand of dry shampoo is Batiste (6.99 on sale at london drugs). It doesn’t leave my hair feeling sticky like other brands, and it comes in a bunch of different scents! 16986876

I spray it on my roots, usually wait 1 or 2 minutes then rub it in with my fingers… and voila! Fresh (clean) hair!IMG_1117


Waterfall Braid

I’m always trying to find new ways to ‘spice’ up a regular ponytail, and lets face it, braids are the best way to do it. I got this idea from @anniesforgetmeknots It’s a classic waterfall braid, but done vertically across your bangs instead of horizontal down the side. I love the way it looks with the colors in my hair! (sometimes having roots isn’t such a bad thing).

How to get this look

  1. Create a vertical parting across the front half of your hair. Pull the rest of the hair back into a pony tail and secure with an elastic.
  2. Grab a section of hair to start the braid and divide into 3 pieces.
  3. Start a regular french braid (left to right), but every time you move to the next section, clip the back piece of hair out of the way, and grab a new piece of hair from underneath as the NEW back piece.
  4. Continue to add hair to the front pieces, always cliping away the back pieces and grabbing new hair from under.

(If this is confusing watch the link above)

It’s essentially the same as a regular waterfall braid, except you are adding hair to the front pieces and leaving the back ones out, whereas in a regular waterfall braid you add hair to the back pieces and leave the front ones out!


Festival Hair

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As we all know festival season is coming up. That means getting your braids, sparkles, and flash tattoos ready. Coachella kicked off festival season with some awesome and fun styles!

This look was Coachella inspired!

How to get this look

  1. I started off with dirty hair, and used a 1.25 inch curling iron to create loose beachy waves.
  2. I sprayed Batiste dry shampoo throughout my roots, and Unite Texturiza spray throughout the mids and ends.
  3. I created two partings going backwards from my hairline about 4 inches apart. Then I started a dutch braid backwards and secured with an elastic.
  4. I then took the ends of the pony tail and created a fishtail braid.
  5. Finally I pulled the sides of the braid and loosened it, wraped it around the elastic and secured with a bobby pin! voila!Processed with VSCO with p5 preset