Today on the Organika Hair blog we’re looking at a new way to ‘mermaid wave’ your hair using the original Cloud Nine iron. This style is simple to achieve once you master the ‘up and down’ waving motion with your Cloud Nine iron. Unlike our previous tutorials, this style isn’t created by ‘curling’ the hair – instead you develop these elegant large waves by carefully sectioning the hair before moving the irons down the length of hair, changing direction as you go.
Start strong by applying a mix of Caviar Seasilk Oil Gel (for sleekness and to seal the hair’s cuticle) and Bamboo Weightless Whipped Mousse (both of these products are available in-salon at Organika Hair). This glorious-smelling mousse is totally different to the 1980’s foamy, alcohol-based drying products you remember! It creates just the right about of ‘grip’ to your hair, readying it for this wavy mermaid style. Dry hair thoroughly using a Moroccanoil large barelled brush to smooth the cuticle – be careful not to overdry and damage the hair. Overdrying makes it have to add wave or shape to you hair.
The sleekness of the mermaid wave comes from carefully ‘sectioning’ your hair – divide your hair cleanly into four – just like a hot cross bun! Use large clips.
Start styling at the back quarter of your hair. Divide the ‘bottom’ square of the ‘hot cross bun’ into four to five horizontal sections. Take the bottom section and begin the ‘waving motion’ using your Cloud Nine iron. Moving slowly from top to bottom, drag the hair up and away from the scalp, neatly turning the iron 180 degrees to define the ‘wave’. Turn the iron back around 180 degrees to begin the next shaped wave – continuing down the hair. As you reach the end of each piece of hair, curl the last wave under at the tips for a uniform look. Continue in all four sectioned areas, taking particular care to take diagonal sections of hair around the face to try and make the waves ‘mold’ to the natural curves of your face.
Here is how the ‘mermaid waves’ look before being deftly brushed out. This sculpted style takes considerable brushing to bring into a uniform movement – so grab your trusty paddle-brush and Alterna Caviar Hairspray, and begin slowly brushing and shaping the waves into place with your hands, spraying as you go.
Voila! By using the Cloud Nine original iron and quality products, your hair will ‘remember’ this style for days to come – slowly softening and becoming more ‘undone’ and gorgeous. Try it out – post your pictures to the official Organika Hair Facebook page so we can see your handiwork!
A perfect blow dry is the holy grail of style for women. No matter how simple your outfit or accessories, a professionally-finished blow dry adds a level of polish and a sense of richesse to your personal style. In today’s Organika Hair blog, we share with you the secrets the Signature Organika Hair Blow Dry. Hallmarks of this blow dry are volume, gentle shaping and a whole bag of sauciness. The good news? You need only a couple of quality tools and a little practice to perfect this look at home.
Next time you’re in salon, ask your Organika Hair stylist for a little tutorial on making your own ‘at home’ blow dry the sleekest yet.
Once you’ve finished drying your hair with this ‘circular, downwards’ motion using the direction nozzle on your FeatherJet dryer, add movement to the ends of your blow dry. At the moment, gentle waves in a blow dry are a huge trend – adding soft lines around the face. Very feminine! To achieve natural waves minus the frizz, use your Moroccanoil brush to twist hair hair around in a ‘coil’ shape while continuing to blowdry hair downwards. Continue ‘twisting’ movement until the desired natural wave shape is achieved.