Trend Alert: Mermaid Waves with Ombré Color Shading
To make your wavy style unique, ask your stylist to create an ombré effect by adding a darker shade (from the same color family) on the last few inches of your hair. Aside from making a standout beauty statement, the deeper color will also make your hair look thicker and longer!
Word to the wise: The last few inches of your hair can be quite porous. It takes a beauty professional to keep your ends true-to-tone.
Make waves with these quick how-to tips:
- To create crisper ridges, place your fingers on each side of the wave, pinch them together and spray the ridges with a firm-holding hairspray.
- Dry the spray with a blow dryer and a diffuser or a concentrator nozzle attachment.
- Make sure to keep the wind velocity low and temperature set on warm, not hot.
- Keep your fingers in place until the hair cools completely.
When styling mermaid waves, use a 100% boar bristle, oval styling brush with a cushioned base. It creates less tension on the hair and will help keep your waves intact. The bristles also smooth the cuticle and create a lustrous sheen.
Shown: Luxurious boar bristle brush by moroccanoil.com