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June 28, 2016

Sexy Side Sweep

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Sexy Side Sweep

There’s nothing sexier than beautiful side-swept hair! The look is totally effortless, and we love it. The amazing Stephanie Brinkerhoff, a ghd Ambassador and BTC’s updo guru, shows us how to create this look. 

 

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    Beginning at the nape, use the ghd Platinum Styler to curl the hair like this:

    • Place the styler in at the roots, and then rotate the styler 360 degrees.
    • Once you have rotated 360 degrees, slowly pull the flat iron down through the ends. 
    • Make sure you have enough tension on the edge of the flat iron to make it curl (almost like curling a ribbon).
    • Don’t squeeze too tightly or you’ll get kinks.
    • The slower you move down the hair, the tighter the curl.
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    Continue curling all of the hair this way, alternating directions to help add volume.

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    Backcomb the roots as you go to add volume and make it easier to pin.

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    When you reach the hair around the face, be sure to curl away from the face to help the hair sweep back easily.

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    Once the hair is curled, gently run your fingers through the curls to tousle them.

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    Section out the crown area and the heavy side of the part for later.

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    Pick up the hairline in the back, going from the top of the ear down to the bottom of the neck, then pick up the hairline by the other ear.

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    Bring both pieces together over to the heavy side and secure them with an elastic. This helps to keep the hairline in place.

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    Flip the ponytail inside out and gently pull on the side sections to loosen them, making them voluminous and draped. Now the hairline is secure but still very soft-looking.

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    Release the crown section and loosely sweep it all over to the heavy side. Secure with bobby pins.

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    Add the hair from the other side of the part, leaving some hair out around the face.

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    Let down the heavy side and loosely pin it back to the ear. Leave most of it down around the face.

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    Finish by detailing the hair around the face with your fingers, then use hairspray for hold.

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    Finished look. 

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    Finished look. 

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