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How To Create Taylor Swift Loose Curls

How Taylor Swift’s Loose Curls Can Get You Noticed

Taylor Swift with that beautiful head of long curly hair every gal envies, looks like a bohemian princess and has a voice to match . . . Don’t you just hate her?

I didn’t  r e a l l y  mean that now, but some girls have all the luck. I mean like that naturally beautiful, naturally loose curls. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, when spiral perms were the big thing, the long curly Taylor Swift hair is exactly what every long haired woman wanted. The problem was that with long, spiral curly perms came frizz and sometimes uncontrollable volume. You’ve seen pictures . . . think Rosanna Rosanna Dana. And since we all want the Taylor Swift hair we haven’t got, salons were full of straight haired women paying their dues and trying to wrestle their hair into submission. If you have naturally straight hair you would be better to stay away from chemical treatments that try to take your hair to the opposite extreme.

Taylor Swift Loose Curls

If you have hair with some wave and body in it, you can get the Taylor Swift hair look. One easy fix is to invest in hair extensions. Hairuwear by Ken Pave’s and Jessica Simpson are hot right now. They are easy to put in and take out with just three clips, they look real and they are priced right. Price ranges from $45.00 for synthetic to $200.00 plus for real hair. If you want long soft cascading loose curls or long curly hair see how easy it is to do here. Thick, coarse hair may require a body perm. Fine to medium hair can be coaxed into lasting loose, curls with Texture Fusion by Scruples, a perm done on sponges. You can style it by simple scrunching or you can use a curling iron.

Taylor Swift Loose Curls

Step By Step DIY Taylor Swift Loose Curls

If you have long wavy hair with body and are willing to do some hair styling, this method works great!

  • Use a volumizing shampoo and follow with a conditioner you like.
  • Spray a root lifter on roots and use a volumizing mouse, styling spray or gel if you like.
  • Blow-dry smoothing the cuticle.
  • Mist with a thermal active spray.
  • Starting at the nape, clip hair up dropping 1″ horizontal sections down at a time.
  • Using a 1″ or 1 1/4″ barrel curling iron, wrap hair around barrel starting close to the scalp in a spiral motion leaving ends out to curl last. This will allow the hair to be curled evenly throughout its entire length.
  • Gently drop without pulling out the curl.
  • Mist curls lightly with finishing spray before dropping down next section to be curled.
  • Drop down sections, repeating above till done.

Your ends shouldn’t be frizzy if you make sure to get them cleanly covered with your curling iron. But a light smoothing serum used by rubbing it into your palms and coaxing the ends down with your fingers will also do the trick.

Taylor Swift Loose Curls

Here’s How to Give Your Hair a Texture Boost

I for one, am glad to see a return to more feminine hairdos of soft curls. These hair dos will work with many face shapes, hair types and hair designs. Hair styled in big loose curls, whether they fall over the shoulders or are swept up in a messy “bed head” do for weddings and proms. Bobs are going soft loose curls too. Wavy bobs, a fresh look with movement for short hair, can be created at home using a three-barreled waving iron Whether it’s naturally curly or not there is plenty you can do to take texture center-stage.

  • Curly hair grows wider and higher from the scalp than straight strands, so make the most of it with layers that add fullness and shape.
  • Let your hair stylist know how long you want hair to grow and how much time you’ll spend styling it. Then, let him or her make suggestions.
  • The less you manipulate curl, the better. For healthy shine and shapely curls, try the new oils, which treats hair without going greasy or building up.
  • To add texture to straight strands, always think lightweight and touchable when choosing a styling product.
  • Whether you’re adding ringlets, making waves or reshaping natural texture, remember that the size of the tool equals the size of the curl.
  • Use large rollers for volume, medium-sized curling irons and rollers for true curl, and pin curls, finger-styling and rag or sponge rollers for natural, non-uniform-looking curls and waves.

See more on loose curls and stay current with what is happening with the celebs follow our Pinterest Celebrity Hair and Curly Hair boards.

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2015 Hairstyles; A Little Bit Naughty

Trendsetting 2015 Hairstyles Will be Slightly Naughty

You’ll find us Harlots dancing together and goofing off at our salon in Venice Beach, CA, but we are quite serious about the upcoming trends we see and are creating. We are fond of saying that the trendsetting 2015 hairstyles are combining upscale with just a tad bit of naughty! With the perfect, slightly naughty haircut, any woman is ready to rule the world. As we head into holiday season, I’ve rounded up three sexy looks for all of you lovely ladies to rock day-to-day or for a special occasion. One of these ‘do’s ought to tickle your fancy.

Expensive Boho:

2015 Hairstyle the expensive boho

Calling all free-spirited flower children! Do you desire a color change but aren’t ready to commit to a totally different hair color? The expensive boho is the look for you. This style combines authentic color blocking to create a very posh hairstyle. It’s hair chalking for grown ups. You can’t go wrong with this look, no matter how short or long your hair is.

To style:

  • Dye a couple of thick sections of hair a drastic, pastel color. Don’t worry about getting the dye placement perfect. The more uneven and unnatural, the better.
  • Create heavy waves with a thick barrel curler.
  • Tousle those strands so the color meshes in the hair.
  • Add some flowers in your hair for a truly bohemian look.

Gypsy girls, this look is to dye for . . .

Lazy Fringe

2015 Hairstyle the lazy fringe

Summer is long gone, but don’t fret, my dears. You can still get lazy, beachy waves with this style that I call the Lazy Fringe. It’s uber low maintenance, so skater chics and beach bums with medium-length hair, this is the look for you.

This trend brings edge to the forefront with unique hair color, shape and texture. Sex it up!

To style:

  • Keep the natural color at the roots and paint a worn-in, artificial tone at the ends.
  • Cut your bangs to a longer fringe. I’m all about adding a sultry addition here and there to styles and these bangs are totally bangin’.
  • Texture the shape to marry all of the elements together. I can sense love in the air!

I adore a lackadaisical look that doesn’t try too hard but is still risqué, what about you?

Strong Bob

2015 Hairstyle the Strong Bob

Naughty sistas with a charming side, take note. I present the strong bob . . . a classic bob with a twist, so it’s perfect for anyone. Yes, I mean you!

Make it uniquely you by upping the ombré game to your favorite soft-hued color and setting the part on a different side of your head than where you normally have it. This look is so versatile and fierce, perf for flip-flopping from work to happy hour. I’ll meet ya there!

To style:

  •  Cut your hair to the collarbone and let it dry naturally.
  • Weave cut the hair. First, determine where you want weight, volume or looseness. Then take a thin slice of hair and weave your shear scissor back and forth through the slice.
  • Slightly close your scissors and backpedal to the head. This technique allows the texture to come alive on its own. Weave cutting is great if your client wants to keep their hair one length but also wants volume on the crown.
  • Color the ends a pastel color, which will look stunning against natural hair color, trust me.

It’s called a strong bob for a reason. Now go out there and rock it!

These trendy 2015 hairstyles are NOT for the weak of heart. Don’t just turn heads, ladies. Break necks. These looks will make you stand out in all the right ways, so what are you waiting for? Indulge me: I want to see your interpretation of these ‘do’s! Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram: @kokentheharlot.

Marylle Koken
Contributing author Marylle Koken is owner of The Harlot hair salon in Venice, CA is an accomplished professional and celebrity stylist. As an industry trendsetter, Koken takes her skills around the world with Wella Company and Sebastian Professional Educating hair stylists. Koken still manages time in her hectic schedule to work on exclusive Los Angeles clientele. Koken’s salon The Harlot has been voted as the #1 hair salon in greater Los Angeles by InStyle magazine.

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6 Steps to Creating a Modern Day Flapper Retro Hairstyle

Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Look; The Modern Day Flapper Retro Hairstyle

There is something about retro hairstyles that are so timeless that rendered them a classic. Flapper hair is one of them. There are also several opportunities to infuse your own touch to a flapper retro hairstyle, which is just another reason why it has gotten so popular with the A-List Celebs. Are you ready to embrace the sculpted wave hairstyle? It is actually easier than you think.

If you thought tight waves have been overshadowed by beach waves or brushed out curls look, think again. Retro hairstyles are predicted to be a big hit this year and the same goes for the flapper hairstyle. Just like the sensual side swept wave, it is one of those hairstyles that famous celebrities cannot resist. Follow the tutorial below to find out how you can re-create this irresistible hairstyle on your own hair:

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 1: You will need a thick gel and apply a liberal amount of the hair styling product into your hair. This product is designed to add more gloss and hold to your hair for easier styling later. Wait for a few minutes to let the gel dry after applying it to the hair.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 2: You need to work on one section of hair at a time (to ensure efficient curling process). Depending on the thickness of your hair, you can divide it into four sections.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 3: For the flapper retro hairstyle, you can use your regular curling iron or a crimper (for more defined curls and waves). You can choose whether to start curling right at your ears or the area between your ears and the roots. Simply press down onto the section of your hair you are working with. Then, work it down throughout the length of your hair. When you are done, make another wave in another section of hair that is approximately an inch and a half away from the first wave you have done. You will be building your hairstyle following this procedure until you have covered every section.

Step 4: When you are done waving each section, use bobby pins to pin them against your head. Make sure to keep it as close to your scalp as possible. This will increase hold of the waves you just created.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 5: If you have thick hair, pin the hair located at the back of your head (as if you are creating a faux bob). Pin that section securely while you work on the upper part of the hair. Hence, you can ensure every section is thoroughly waved and that you do not miss out on any strand.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 6: You have two options to finish your style: leave the gel as is to create a stiff and almost wet look for your hairstyle, or you can comb it out gently to create finer curls (ideal for modern versions of the hairstyle). Apply an adequate amount of hairspray to help set the hairstyle. You can also add in a few hair accessories if you like.

Give this look a try and don’t forget to send us a picture so we can add it to our Pinterest Retro Hairstyles board.

What is your favorite retro hairstyle? How do you infuse it with a modern twist?

Questions to Ask Your Hairstylist
Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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