I do a lot of hair tutorial videos, but today I have a photo step by step! My goal was very soft, undone waves inspired by Elizabeth Olson. I had the pleasure of working with Sephora on this look, and used my favorite GHD Soft Curl Iron.
Starting with towel dried hair, I applied Reverie Milk Anti Frizz Treatment and Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It. I wanted my hair to be as smooth as possible and these two in conjunction really cut frizz and added touchable softness. I blew it dry with a paddle brush to smooth it out.
For extra pop at my roots, since my hair was so silky smooth, I sprayed the Kloraine Dry shampoo and rubbed it in with my fingertips.
And the final step before the curling started was finishing my ends with Verb Ghost Oil. I knew I wouldn’t be using heat to smooth them out, so the oil helped do that so they didn’t look too undone.
Typically I section from my temples and clip up that half, but for this look I didn’t want too many curled layers. I sectioned off a round halo shape right at my crown, but left everything else down to curl in one pass.
I left the ends out of the iron, and immediately after the curl was dropped I raked through it with my fingers. It was still warm from the iron so this action helped soft the curl even more.
After the bottom was finished, I let down one panel from the halo section and wrapped it around the barrel. I wanted the softest curl here and wrapping it around like you would with a wand created just that. I repeated this motion through the entire halo section.
To finish, I ran my fingers though my hair to blend the curls together and added a light mist of a flexible hold hairspray.
This is easy and fast for a casual day, and is also a great foundation for pulling your hair back if you decide to do so!
This post was created in partnership with Sephora.