Curling with Asian Hair

Hi!
I have a wedding to attend in about 2 weeks. I have been trying to curl my super straight hair and spraying various products to see what will make the curls stay. Nothing seems to work! I have super straight asian hair and everytime I curl my long hair, the curls just become straight within 1 hour or so. How do I get those pretty curls to stay in my hair? What hair products and curling iron would you recommend? Could you give me a step by step on what hair products to apply first?  Thank you so much!! I’ve been trying for years to get curls to stay in my hair and nothing has worked.

Dear StyleBell Reader,

It is very difficult to curl Asian hair and to retain the curl once completed.  Styling products are definitely your friend and probably the only way you will be able to keep that curl all night.  I would try using both a mousse and a hairspray to keep the bounce in your curl.
1) Put a light mousse on your hair while damp, Davines Volume Soft Hold Mousse is a good choice.
2) When curling each group of hair you can use any curling iron which has high heat like the Hot Tools Curling Iron with variable temperature.
3) While curling each group of hair, spritz hair spray each time.  This will provide better hold.  Davines Glam Power Spray is an excellent choice. 
4) Once you are complete with your curls spray more hairspray on the style.

Is Natural Beachy the New Look?

Kate Hudson's Beachy Hair

Kate Hudson

So I have to admit I have been tempted to put my flat iron aside and let my hair go au natural wavy!  What has gotten in to me.  I always tell my bff’s that I can feel the trends.  I guess it comes with the territory.  So my quoted on next hair trend is the au natural beachy look.  How to get this look is as easy as waking up in the morning.  I have been using some incredible beach curl enhancing sprays that really work in creating a very subtle wave that is very natural.  My top picks:

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray

 Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Although the summer is almost over your hair will look fab in its au natural state with a little pick me up.  Very sexy and very now.

Help for Curly Hair!

Is your hair a giant puff ball when you wake up in the morning? Are you just fed up with handling your curly locks. Ford Model Erin with the help of Aveda gives you tips on how to handle your curly locks.

Hydrating Shampoos Picks for Curly Hair

Can’t get a brush or wide tooth comb through your curly locks?  Growing up your Mom just didn’t know how to handle your mop?  You are not alone!  Many women talk to me about the worries and issues of curly hair.  Curly hair locks definitely need a little more TLC than the straight hair counterparts. Hydrating your hair with a hydrating shampoo is an important step in keeping hair healthy, bouncy, and shiny.  Looking for a hydrating shampoo check out our list below:davines hydrating shampoo

 

 Davines Momo Shampoo Moisturizing Dry and Dehydrated Hair

 

 

 

 

terax hydrating shampoo

 

Terax Miele Hydrating Shampoo with Honey and Elder Flower

 

 

 

 

chi hydrating shampoo

 CHI Nourish Silk Shampoo Intense Hair Bath Hydrating Farouk

 

 

 

 

 

Need more advice, Expert Village details the benefits of using hydrating shampoo for those curly locks. Check out this fantastic video.  Enjoy!

 

Celebrity Style: Marcia Cross Hair & Hairstyles

Marcia Cross HairDid you see Marcia Cross’s hair last night?  Her style was fabulous during the Desperate Housewives revival show.  Marcia’s hair was the perfect shade of mahogany red providing a striking contrast with her pale yet glowing skin tone.  Her curls were individually defined with long frizz free 2 inch curls.  It was completely dramatic!  But would you expect anything less from our Housewives diva?

How to get this look?  When hair is wet lightly spray the Bain De Terre Take Shape Mint Balm.  Comb through hair.  The Bain De Terre spray gel will create the perfect frizz free curl and hold that curl.  Section the hair and curl each section with the Hot Tools 2″ Curling Iron.  Remember the larger the curling iron barrel size the softer the curl.  Lightly stroke curled hair with your finger tips allowing the curl to take on a beautiful spring.  Then dab a few drops of the Abba Pure Shine Drops on your hands and stroke each curl with the shine serum.  Your new hairstyle will scream elegance. 

Get the Brigitte Bardot Hairstyle

Brigette Bardot HairstyleLooking for a romantic fabulously classic hairstyle for that special night out? Look no further, Jennifer Brent shows you how to create a Brigitte Bardot over the shoulder slightly teased hairstyle in minutes. Simply equip yourself with a Mason Pearson brush or a small pinned comb for a little teasing and basic hair pins and you are on your way to simply beautiful!

Celeb Style: Leona Lewis

leonalewis.jpgLeona Lewis the next Whitney?  I hope she doesn’t go down that road need I say more!  All joking aside, Leona is the total package with fantastic vocal cords, incredible complexion, and fabulous hair!  You know with Davis and Cowell backing her she is definitely going to go far.  Did anyone see her on Oprah? Leona’s hair looked incredible – A combination of tousled beach hair with large 2 inch waves and streaks in just the right golden brown hue that accentuated both her hair and eyes.  A good highlight job can go a long way!  

Get Leona’s Look:  1) ABBA Pure Curl Finish Curl Activator, 2) Davines Defining Volume Mousse, and 3Hot  Tools 2 inch Professional Spring Curling Iron 

Bridal Hairstyle: Half Up Half Down Glamour

James Warner demonstrates a wonderfully glamorous, half up, half down wedding hair style that would be the perfect ‘do for an off the shoulder wedding gown.