Create Client-Craving Curls with Curlformers
by Advertorial on Monday, April 30, 2012
Stylists, it is that time of year again when the weather gets warmer, the days get longer and your salon fills up with couples getting hitched. And, whether or not you’ve become a from at creating seriously haute styles that last through a seriously hot outdoor wedding, frizz-free and defined, a naturals over all goal is always to ditch the heat appliances – even that curling rod we all love so much!
So then, what is the secret to a wedding worthy curly style that keeps her mane healthy and looking fierce throughout an entire summer ceremony? Simple – Curlformers.
If you haven’t already heard about them, watch a YouTube tutorial on them or even used them yourself, Curlformers are the next best thing to Shea butter or sulfate-free shampoo to enhance and change your client’s current textured look – sans heat. The method is perfect for wavy girls looking for more curl all the way to coily girls looking for stretched out curls. They work for all hair types and all hair lengths.
Now, top stylist Mark Woolley has taken what is the season’s hottest trend (you know, all that marital bliss, curly updos and big textured hair), and is showing you how to use Curlformers to create your best wedding look yet. No lie – this will be one for the books!
Step 1 - Curlformers must be applied to damp/freshly washed hair or you can mist each section with a water spray as you go along.
One of the many great things about Curlformers is that the “wash and set” technique used gives definition and natural hold to your curls and waves and you don’t always need to use a styling product. The choice is yours!
Step 2 - Make sure you have put together the two parts of the Styling Hook and then, holding the handle, feed the Curlformer on to the Styling Hook.
Step 3 - Starting at the nape of the neck and with the rest of your hair clipped out of the way, take a small section of hair, approximately half an inch wide. Give it a quarter turn twist and holding the handle higher than the hook, slip the twisted section into the hook. This two-minute video will also show you how to remove your Curlformers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF1ik6WvHpw&feature=player_embedded
Step 3a - Apply Curlformers to your entire head of hair, or where ever you want to add texture, curls or waves.
When complete, allow hair to dry either naturally or with the help of an inflatable hood dryer attachment. The time taken to dry will vary depending on the size of hair sections and the texture and thickness of your hair. Remove one Curlformer to determine whether hair is dry and re-apply if it isn’t. Do not remove until completely dry and leave in for as long as possible.
Step 4 - As you remove the Curlformers your curls will spring back into place. You can either brush through with your fingers for a softer curl or a brush to loosen into waves.
Step 5 – Remove Curlformers to reveal a head of soft spiral curls and loosen with fingers to create romantic curls and waves.
Step 7 – To recreate this wedding look, style by taking some of the curls away from your face and loosen then gently brush through for soft waves, texture and volume.