Blurred Waves: How to Achieve "Model Hair" in a Flash
"Second-day textured hair that models often wear, where the roots pop out in different directions and the waves are sort of blurred, is sometimes tough for stylists to achieve because they over think it," says Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care. That's why she created a technique stylists can use to recreate that sought-after look with ease. It's so easy, in fact, that stylists can teach their clients how to do it on themselves when they're at home.
Here's how to create "blurred" model waves:
- Apply Pureology Highlight Stylist Gold Definer contour shine gel to hair and blow dry with a round brush until smooth.
- Lightly spray hair with Pureology Highlight Stylist Sea-Kissed Texturizer salt-free tousle mist and rough dry with blow dryer.
- Starting at the back, use a 1 1/4" curling iron and wrap hair around the iron, concentrating on the root area. The idea is to lift and redirect the roots to create texture. When wrapping, let the ends stay free; they already have body from the round brush. Vary the wrapping direction to give the roots more character.
- Rake through with fingers for an organic feel.
This technique can be done on any style. "If you want the sections in front to tuck in more and frame the face, press the iron into mid shaft and pull the ends towards you. This will kick the end out, but it won't create a perfect curl," says Roche. "I always pay attention to the hair around the face. It can always be manipulated to complement facial features and highlight a client's natural beauty."