02 Jun

How To Get Those Flawless Hollywood Curls

Brynn McKenry
Brynn McKenry is the host of a syndicated radio show called The Brynn Project designed to help inspire people to feel good from the inside out. Brynn believes that while fashion and beauty are typically what we see on the outside, style also comes from the way we carry ourselves. While trends can vary from person to person, Brynn is constantly looking for new ways to enhance a look.
Brynn McKenry

How many times have you seen a picture of a celebrity in
a magazine, online, or on the red carpet and they have these gorgeous wavy
curls?  Then you decide to try for that
look and somehow it just doesn’t turn out the same way. 

Well, I have a little trick to getting those perfect
Hollywood curls.  All it takes is a ½ inch
flat iron with rounded edges and a little hairspray (I prefer Suave
Professionals Touchable Curls).

It’s a couple easy steps that just take time to
learn.  The first time you try this might
take a while to do the whole head, but the more you practice then the shorter
the time it will take to do your hair.

To start, I like to separate my hair into layers.  This works really well, especially if you
have a lot of hair.  It also doesn’t make
it that intimidating and you can see each piece that needs to be curled.  With the first layer, I spray it with
hairspray and then brush/comb the hairspray through.

Next, you want to take a small piece of hair.  The amount of hair depends on the kind of
hair you have, but if you grab a piece to big then the curl won’t come out
quite as nicely.  The size of the piece
might be something you want to experiment with, but remember keep it small.

With that piece, place the flat iron about ¾ of the way
up the piece.  Make sure you don’t place
it right at the top because this will make the next couple steps a little

Then, take that same piece of hair and fold it over the
flat iron.  So you should have the flat
iron on the hair and the hair should be wrapped on the top of the flat iron as
if you’re throwing a scarf over you shoulder.

From this point, roll the flat iron up the piece of hair
360 degrees or one full turn.  You should
by this point have hair sticking out of the clamped portion and facing down.

To finish, pull the flat iron down the hair.  You can go slowly or a little quick.  Depending on the quality of your hair and what
kinds of treatments you have had done, there may be a little resistance.  If there is a little resistance, you can use
your hand to help tap it down the hair. 

Once you reach the bottom of the piece of hair, curl the
end under to complete the last curl and release the flat iron.  You now have a perfect  curl.

Keep doing this for each piece in that layer, spray it
with hairspray, and then move onto the next layer and repeat the process.  Once you have your whole head complete, this
next step might sound a little counterproductive but it works.  You are going to brush your hair ‚¬Â¦yes, after
all that work you will brush your hair. 
The curls will not come out, I promise. 

After you brush your hair your last step is to take your fingers and
twist some of the curls back into place. 
Within 5 minutes your curls will be intact and you will have gorgeous
Hollywood curls.

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