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Mermaid waves hairstyle inspiration gallery

/ 04.11.2014
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  • Pretty, loose mermaid waves
  • Loose mermaid waves
  • Zig zag mermaid waves
  • Center part mermaid waves

Mermaid waves are now an established hair trend and one that is really, really appealing. Not only do they look great, they're also very easy to recreate in quite a few different ways.

This type of hairstyle is just perfect for a springtime beauty look so scroll through the gallery above and get inspired!

Pretty as a princess

Tumbling waves like these always have a magical, princess-like quality and, as such, they're great for channeling a little fairytale chic into your look. This might be more true for any Game of Thrones fans out there...

To style: Blow-dry using Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream then use a medium-barrel curling iron to create loose waves along the lower 2/3 of your hair. Finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Beachy beauty

For any wannabe (or real) surfer girls out there, a more low-key, beachy approach to mermaid waves might be a better option. With a distinct "I just climbed out of the sea" vibe, there's something very appropriate about these particular mermaid waves!

Top style: Spray the hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and scrunch with your hands. Twist it into several sections and blow-dry each one individually. Once dried, finger-comb the hair to reveal a set of loose, tousled waves.

Zig-zags

If you want a hairstyle that will definitely stand out from the crowd, zig-zag waves might be just what you're looking for.

To style: Use a small curling iron to create the corners of the zig-zags, holing the hair bent around it for a couple of seconds before moving down a few centimeters and doing the same thing, bending the hair in the other direction. It can be a little time consuming to get all of the hair done so work in big-ish sections. Finish with a mist of Bold Control Hairspray.

Center Part

To get an ultra-chic look that appears really pulled together, make a center part the main focus of your style. This is a particularly good option for a formal occasion or something like a job interview.

Top style: Use a tail comb to define your part then curl the bottom two thirds with a curling iron. Once you're done making waves, brush the hair through for a unified wave and fix with hairspray.

Which style do you like best?

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