Beautiful waves – they’re the new ‘go to’ style for so many Organika Hair customers when it comes to finishing off their look. In many ways, waves and glamorous volume has taken over from the poker-straight, sleek look so favored throughout the early ‘noughties’. They’re not the uniform curls of the past though – those that often look contrived, stiff and drop within an hour of wear.
Instead, these are amazing waves – freeform, custom-sized and sexy. In today’s tutorial we show you how to achieve this beautiful, feminine and easy-wearing style with a few essential tools and a little know-how.
First things first. You need to start with a great foundation – that means perfectly dry and smooth hair. Not perfected your Blow Dry style yet? No matter – click here to read our tutorial on creating the Signature Organika Hair Blow Dry. Dry hair thoroughly as directed with method, but don’t worry too much about styling body through the lengths of your hair.
You’ll need a few tools to create the unique free-form waves and curls that make up the Amazing Waves look. Number one is a Cloud Nine Hair Wand. With its unique conical shape, intense heat for maximum styling capacity and a core enriched with a mysterious ingredient that adds lustre and shine to your hair – the Cloud Nine Hair Wand is the only professional tool that can make curls and waves look natural and vary in shape and size. You can purchase your Wand at Organika Hair salons in Carlton or Elwood, along with two products that will help nourish and protect your styled hair – namely, Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray (essential for your hair prior to using heat tools) and after-styling shine booster Caviar Rapid Repair Spray. Cloud Nine has a fabulous Pinterest page you can visit here, chock full of inspiration for your next styling adventure with the Wand!
The Wand is necessarily very hot, and comes with a protective heat-proof glove for you to use at home. As you can see from the diagram above, you’ll need to hold the Wand and wrap hair along the Wand – holding for a few seconds. The beauty of this tool is that it allows you to customize the size of your curl along the barrel – from large and loose to tight and structured. To perfect Amazing Waves, start halfway down the length of your hair – leaving the top sleek and smooth for a natural look.
Taking small pieces of hair, repeat curling process with the Wand all over – changing the size of curl as you go. Allow hair to cool.
Now’s the fun part! Break up the curls with your hands or a brush – depending on the finish you prefer. Curls are really quite hardy – especially ones created with the intense heat the Wand provides. Feel free to brush, mould and twirl with your hands until you reach a level of volume and shape you like.
Finish with a little hairspray and you’re good to go, girl! Next time you’re in-salon, ask your Organika Hair stylist to demonstrate creating a bespoke waves look on your hair. It’s easy to master once you’ve ‘got the knack’ and creates a luscious look to set you apart from the crowd.