Choose Your Shape
One of the most important aspects when selecting a hair style is determining your face shape. You will want to consider the size and features and type of hair to properly choose a style that would compliment you. Evaluate if you have a round, square, oval or heart shape face. Consult your hair stylist who can discuss your options and will design a custom look that is best for you!
Volume and Texture
Using the correct hair tools can enhance the shape you desire. The blow-dryer combined with the right size roll brush will create fullness to layered hair. Choose products such as a root lift, mousse, or styling gel and apply at the roots for volume. Begin to dry hair to a damp state before applying a roll brush. Section your hair starting at the nape to create the foundation. Work upward toward the crown. You can apply a light spray to the roll brush at the crown after the hair is dry to set in the volume and hold your style. Also, try a small amount of hair paste or light styling mud for more texture.
Use your fingers at the crown to lift and tossel to create the desired shape. You can also tease the base at the roots to create volume. To add separation and texture apply a styling mud, palmade or wax.
Curling irons in various sizes will enhance different curl formations throughout your layers. Twist sections of hair wrapping them around a curling iron in opposite directions to create a soft sexy curl. With a few pins you can throw it up into an elegant updo for an evening out.
Using a diffuser accompanied with curl enhancing products can ensure a soft bouncy texture. Add a few varied curl shapes with a spiral curling iron and finish with a light styling paste or shine gel to avoid frizz and create more separation to the curl.
Smooth and Shiny
Begin with smoothing shampoo and conditioner. Towel dry as much moisture as possible. Apply a smoothing cream throughout the hair. Blow-dry the hair to continue to remove moisture until it is at a damp state. Section the crown in clips and start blow-drying at the nape. You may apply a light de-frizz oil after each section is dry. Using a paddle brush will keep a smoother finish. A flat iron can be used along with a thermal spray with each dry section to create a sleek look. To complete your style, use a shine spray to add more luster. If you have fine hair, use a light finishing spray. For medium to coarse hair, use a stronger hold hairspray to ensure a style that lasts through an exciting evening out on the town!