Retro curls tutorial for mid-length or short hair

/ 01.09.2014
Get a romantic, retro hairstyle with our tutorial!
Get a romantic, retro hairstyle with our tutorial!

If you're looking for a romantic, retro and seemingly intricate hairstyle, we have just the look for you! This sculpted, wavy style is perfect for both formal and more relaxed settings as it's a very pretty 'do that be dressed up or down. It's also a look that's easier to recreate than you might think. In fact, we have a little tutorial to prove it...

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse
LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray
Tail comb
Round brush
Curling iron
Bobby pins

Step one

After washing and towel-drying hair, use a tail comb to define a deep side part. Then, apply Volume Inject Mousse evenly through your hair and blow-dry using a round brush. This will help to add lift and volume to your hair.

Step two

Once hair is dry, Use a large curling iron to curl all of your hair. Work in relatively large sections and run your fingers through the curls when you're done.
Top tip: For the front sections that frame your face, curl only the bottom two thirds.

Step three

On the side with less hair, roll and tuck the curls under themselves and secure with bobby pins. Use your hands to make any desired adjustments. On the other side, do the same, only bigger, and use another bobby pin to help keep the large bangs/front section of hair in place. Imagine you're creating a faux bob, only messier.

Step four

Spray generously with Bold Control Hairspray and use your hands to make any other adjustments until you're happy with the shape. That's it!

Accessorize with minimalist jewelry and you're good to go.

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