How To Score The Perfect Curl
From loose, beachy waves to tight, bouncy ringlets, there’s no limit to the many ways you can rock a curled ‘do. Feeling inspired to rock a glam hairstyle for the holidays (when are waved locks not on trend?), we’re breaking down four major mane moments from the runways to show you how to achieve a like-minded look with the appropriate hot tool. Sultry strands, here we come!
Best achieved with a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron, the effortless, beachy waves rocked on Jill Stuart's spring 2014 runway are perfect for day-to-night wear. To recreate this hair look, test out a tool with a built-in brush and rotating barrel for a tangle-free effect and speedy dry time. Once done, loosen up a tighter curl by running a bristle hairbrush through your locks.
- 1 1/2 Inch Hot Air Brush, Salon Edition $30
The '40s-inspired ringlets of Bottega Veneta's fall 2013 show are definitely our go-to for a chic, party-ready 'do idea. To create a like-minded hairstyle, use a three-barrel iron, which is perfect for creating retro "s" shaped waves. If you're feeling daring and want to recreate Bottega's major manes to a T, coat your locks with a volumizing mousse before curling and brush out afterwards to achieve the same full-bodied and textured look.
- Perfect Heat Styling Iron, Revlon $20
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a classic and relaxed curl, which is why we're coveting DVF's spring 2014 hair look. A style that is showstopping enough for a big night out yet timeless enough for both daytime and office wear, these locks can be recreated with ease using a 1 inch barrel iron. For best results, look to a light oil treatment to maintain shine and spritz your strands with a firming hairspray to keep curls in check all day long.
- Body Builder 1 Inch Styling Iron, TIGI Bed Head $18
Giving off an almost crimped effect, the funky fresh curls from Anna Sui's spring 2014 catwalk are a no-brainer choice if you're looking to make a major statement at your upcoming holiday soiree. You can score a similar look with Sultra's way-cool tool, which will create the same dramatic hairdo by way of an oval-shaped barrel.
- The Bombshell Oval Curling Rod, Sultra $130