How do you deliver long-lasting, voluminous curls? Combining techniques will give you the shape, volume, texture and density your client wants. Check it out in this how-to from SEVEN® haircare and NYC session stylist Damian Monzillo.
Section diagonally from the temple to an inch above the center nape. Spray BORATO® BOOST spray generously at the roots.
Using a natural-bristle round brush and strong tension, take ½-inch sections, overdirect and blow-dry the roots for maximum volume and lift. Keep the brush to a very limited movement, using it more like a roller. Use hot air until the roots are almost dry, then switch to cool air to finish drying and set the desired shape.
Blow-dry the roots in the crown section using a nine-row Denman to create softer volume.
Switch back to a round brush for the sections next to the face for more dramatic lift. Finish blow-drying the entire top portion of hair above the occipital and in front of the ears, leaving the rest of the hair for curling.
Return to your first section and spray CUBICA® WORKING spray from roots to ends, then gather with a medium-tooth comb. Using a 1-inch curling iron, curl hair under in a 6 pattern, drop the curl in your hand and secure with a clip. Continue around the rest of the head. This technique creates density.
View of the curl set.
Starting at the crown, change your curling technique to candlestick, wrapping 1-inch sections around the iron and continuing to spray WORKING before curling. This change in technique creates texture. Once all the curls are completed, spray CUBICA® CLASSIC hairspray to set.
Take down the first section of curls below the occipital. Lightly tease vertical sections with a wide-tooth comb to create shape and mass. Spray with CUBICA® WORKING spray and continue all the way around the head, teasing and manipulating the hair using a combo of your wide-tooth comb, tail comb and pick to create the desired silhouette. Finish with CUBICA® CLASSIC spray.
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