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How To Create The Downtown Wave: Guest Blogger

If you’re like us, you really enjoy trying new hairstyles. Whenever we need inspiration, we visit Stephanie Brinkerhoff’s creative and brilliant Utah-based blog, Hair and Makeup By Steph. Brinkerhoff is a hair genius and this week, she’s sharing all her best styling tips, from how to look like you were born with curls to creating perfect waves with your flat iron.

This street style inspired look is a favorite among the fashion set and one of the hottest new trends for spring. It’s perfect for grabbing coffee in the city.

1. Start by spraying spray wax through the ends of your hair to add texture. I am using Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty.

2. Take a small section off of your part and wrap it around a curling iron towards your face. For this type of curl, you can use any size curling iron.

3. Without letting go of the piece you just curled, unwrap it from the curling iron and re-wrap it around the barrel again, this time wrapping the opposite way, away from your face.

4. Hold it until the hair just barely gets hot on the outside.

5. The result is a not quite curly, messy wave.

6. Proceed to curl all of your hair this way, taking bigger sections on bottom and smaller sections on top.

7. Once it’s curled, use your fingers to fluff it up and soften the wave.

Lastly, add a hair accessory and you’re all set! 

Brinkerhoff is a total wave master. See how she masters faux curls here

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  1. ching-ch0ng-ling-long reblogged this from birchbox
  2. geturdailye reblogged this from birchbox and added:
    I tried it without the wax and the curls turned out okay. I might prefer Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere’s method better.
  3. cannelledusoleil reblogged this from alfa-limalimon and added:
    This is like the time...was interviewing for a teaching job in Detroit and they kept...
  4. colorschanging reblogged this from blueandbluer and added:
    What on earth is an urban wave? I don’t get it.
  5. blueandbluer reblogged this from alfa-limalimon and added:
    …”Urban Wave?” Srsly? Fuck off.
  6. alfa-limalimon reblogged this from birchbox and added:
    Birchbox, I love your samples, but these hair tutorials are just….ugh. Edited to add: I was wondering what they meant by...
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