The beautiful thing about most red carpet waves is their irregularity… it gives them interest and personality. Sam Villa demonstrates how to create red carpets waves with a Sam Villa Artist Series 2-in-1 Marcel Curling Iron and Wand 1” that are a mix between a flat and a spiral pattern.
Things to Remember:
– The size of the section determines the strength of the wave – the larger the section, the softer the wave, and the smaller the section, the stronger the wave.
– Work with small rectangular horizontal sections and note that weight and density of hair plays a factor in the size of the section – thicker may need smaller sections.
How to Create Red Carpet Waves with a 1” Wand
– Apply Redken iron shape 11 to protect hair from thermal styling.
– Start with the barrel under the section with palm facing down (as if viewing a watch on wrist), twist hair towards guest’s face (inside part of wrist where pulse it taken would be facing up) and wrap around the barrel – at the top, twist the opposite way and wrap around another time. Continue wrapping and twisting hair until the ends, making sure that the last twist is a full one done from the watch position so the entire section can be wrapped around the barrel.
– Allow to bake, when finger is hot it’s ready.
– Slide off and let cool.
– Set the entire head.
– Break up curls with just hands and finish with Redken fashion work 12 for soft control that is still touchable and not stiff.
“Remember, heat is our friend, but ONLY if we’re in control of it. So, pay attention to your sections and wrap techniques,” adds Villa.