Embrace Your Curls!
Posted on August 1, 2012 by Leah
For summer, women are embracing their natural texture and ditching their straighteners! Don’t waste your precious summer mornings ironing away your curls! A beautiful head of beachy curls is right on trend for the season and it all begins with the perfect cut.
To fight the unfortunate pyramid effect that often comes with a full head of natural curls, our stylists at Gordon Salon know how to sculpt your tendrils with customized cuts that avoid blunt harsh lines. Layers starting at the shoulders that streamline through the sides will de-emphasize any unwanted triangular shapes, and create natural soft curls.
Product is key in creating your finished style. First, we recommend prepping the hair with Aveda’s Be Curly Style Prep. Emulsify the product in your hands and apply to your strands by piecing out and twisting individual curls. For extra control, apply a gel (Confixor or Brilliant Retexturizing Gel) that will give your locks amazing hold and shine. You can use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer (high heat, low speed) or allow your hair to air dry.
If you want to take your curl definition a step further and bump up the shine, grab a curling iron with a one inch barrel and wrap only the midlengths of the hair, leaving out both the new growth and ends. Leaving out the base and ends will create the perfect beach waves that are controlled and loose at the same time.
Katie, Hair Designer, Gordon in Highland Park