When I decided to cut my hair into a short bob it required a few adjustments in terms of how I was going to style my hair. I often go between a low ponytail or this undone waves hairstyle.
This has been my go-to style for shoots and events so armed with a few tips from the experts, and also a little trial and error at home, I’ve honed this routine down to a short amount of time. In fact, I can usually do this in around 10-15 minutes. The best bit is, it always helps me look and feel polished but I’ve not had to spend ages getting ready — as a mum, I just don’t have the same amount of time as I used to!
Try this yourself with the help of my my tutorial above. I’ve also included what you’ll need and a few of my tips below. Happy styling!
What you’ll need
My styling tips:
I part my hair to the side when I do this as it helps to achieve that tousled hair effect (also great for hiding roots in case you’re in between colour appointments).
You need a little grit to your hair for this style as clean hair is quite slippery and won’t hold a curl as well. For this reason I always prep my hair with dry shampoo before I start curling it. I also make sure to spray all around the roots to add texture and body.
Don’t curl hair all the way to the end. I like to keep the ends straight as it has a more undone feel.
Make sure to curl away from the face as it sits better, and spend a bit more time curling the hair around your fave. Curl it in the direction that you want the hair to fall. And don’t forget the back! I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked out of the house to discover I have straight hair in parts.
Run your hands through your hair once you’ve finished curling and mess it up a little. You don’t want curls that are too perfect. This is all about effortless, undone waves.
Use a dry powder finishing spray at the one to add a little extra grittiness and texture.
I like the ends quite blunt so I’ll often go over them again with a straightening iron to achieve that effect and finish off the style.