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How To Curl Your Hair To Get The Taylor Swift Look

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[howdini] [get yourself a guru] Hi, my name is Scott Wassman with DEX New York Studio, for howdini.com. This is Kyla, my beautiful model, and today I'm going to show you how to create these beautiful Taylor Swift curls that I did on Kyla. So what you need to create the look is some mousse, two barrel curling irons and some hair clips. You're going to flip your hair over. You're going to work it through the ends. And we're going to flip the hair back. You can already see it's starting to lift up a little bit, right? Separate the hair. Now, Kyla has long, beautiful, luxurious hair, very thick, so you want to try to put as much product in it as possible. You want to make sure that when you're blowdrying, you're lifting it up at the roots. But because Kyla's hair is so long and beautiful and thick, we're starting from the back, just so the heat can have time to cool down and set in the hair. If you see steam come out of your hair, it's fine. What it is, it's the moisture that's trapped inside your hair, and the heat from the blowdryer is sort of heating it up. So it's creating steam. The more you pull, the better. The tension is what makes the hair go straight. You also want to make sure you hair is nice and clean, only because it holds the curl better and it also makes the hair look nice and polished. And then when you get to the front part, you kind of want to make 2 sections, splitting it in the middle. And you're taking this and you're bringing it back. You also want to make sure you get the little baby hairs in the front, okay? You want to make sure that you blow them back. As you're blowing them back, they get lost underneath the other hair, so it doesn't show at all. So now we're done with the blowdrying, so what we're going to do is we're going to section off the hair in sections. We're going to start with the back so we can create the curl. You're going to spray the hairspray. What I'm using is Pantene Ice Shine. You want to use something in the realm of this. You spray a little bit of hairspray. You want to make sure you always comb the hairspray through, so it doesn't look all clumpy and matty after you're done with the curling iron. You take the one-inch barrel. You're wrapping it around the hair. What you want to do is, you want to start in the root area first, wrap it, then hold it for 20 seconds or 10 seconds. It depends upon how thick or how long your hair is. Then you take it and you let it just fall, like that. And then you clip this up. Again, it doesn't have to be perfect. It's just so it will hold the curl so it can cool down. So basically I use the one-inch barrel for a thicker wave, and it's good to use a three-quarter or a different sized barrel just to create some type of texture in the hair to make it look like there's a couple of different movements going on. The one inch is more of a thick curl. The three quarter is more for a fine, smaller curl. What you're going to do is just wrap it around your finger to create the movement of the curl. And then after you wrap it around your finger, make sure your ends are tucked under, and you just pin it. All right, so you're just going to continue this process throughout the whole hair until you get to the front area. If you can't get the back, you want to try to maneuver it where you learn how to do it on your own, and eventually in time it will get a lot easier. What you can also do that will make your life a little bit easier when you're curling, pull the tension forward. So this way when you're wrapping the hair back, you're getting more of a lift in the root area. All right, so we're done. The hair's been cooling for about 5-10 minutes. Now we're going to take out the pins and let the curls fall. Wherever you start putting the pins first is where you start taking them out first. The idea of doing the clips is just so the curls have time to cool. Okay, what you want to do now to make it much neater and create a more natural look is you're going to flip the hair ever so lightly. Flip it. Okay, and what you're going to do is you're going to take your own fingers and work your fingers through your root like this. Try not to bring it through all the way to the ends, just work your root like that, okay? So I'm just working the root. See? Just to separate it a little bit, I'm just going like this just to separate it. That's all I want to do. And then, you're going to flip the hair back. So when it comes down it's more natural. The idea is you want it to be smooth here and then bump out like that. Kyla has some bangs, so what we're going to do is we're going to work with the bangs. If you have bangs at home, you can either pin them back or you can let them hang loose. I'm going to pin the bangs back a little bit. So what you do is you pin it back. Try to get it back as far as you can. Now, you don't want this clip showing, so the trick is, you take some of the hair from here and you bring it over. What you can also do is if you feel you want a little bit of oomph in the root area, you take the curling iron, you take a little piece of the hair and you recurl it a little bit closer to the root. See, so you can have some unidentified pieces. Ta da! We got the Taylor Swift inspired curls. [Scott] Do you like your hair? [Kyla] Yeah. [Scott] You love it? You going to go out tonight, party hardy? [Kyla] Yeah. All right, sounds good. My name is Scott Wassman at DEX New York and this is howdini.com [www.howdini.com]

Video Details

Duration: 6 minutes and 37 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Howdini, LLC
Views: 191
Posted by: howdini on Jan 4, 2010

Hair stylist Scott Wasserman from Dex New York shows you how to create Taylor Swift inspired curls, step-by-step. Perfect for holiday parties or a stylish look anytime, you'll look (and feel) gorgeous with a head full of beautiful spiral curls.

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