Today I have two fabulous things I want to share with you. Firstly, I’ve got a great step-by-step tutorial for creating glamorous curls at home. And secondly, I’m hosting a fun giveaway in conjunction with John Frieda so that you can win a Frizz Ease styling kit to recreate this smooth Hollywood-inspired look for yourself at home. Read on for top tips on styling from the John Frieda professional and to enter my competition.
Whether it’s a night out with the girls, a wedding or even date night, nothing says glamour more than voluminous, frizz-free curls. To help you achieve the look, here’s some tips on how you can turn up the volume and stand out from the crowd with some big, bouncy, beautiful curls.
Step 1 – To achieve perfect curls, it’s important to first prep your hair with the right products. To ensure hair is left looking smooth, wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically to combat frizz.
Step 2 – Next add a small amount of mousse to your damp hair in order to make your hair more manageable in the styling process. At this stage you may even want to add a root booster product to ensure maximum volume is achieved.
Step 3 – Blow dry your hair using a round barrelled brush. Make sure you lift your hair up at the roots before smoothing your hair down at the tips.
Step 4 – Now, how you choose to add curls to your look is up to you. When using a curling tong, ensure all curls are created facing the same direction. Alternatively you can use heated rollers to achieve your desired big curls.
Step 5 – To secure the look in place, spray hairspray onto your locks. You may even want to keep a mini can in your handbag so you can keep your hair on top form for longer!
Step 6 – Finally it’s time to accessorise but remember to keep things simple. You don’t want to take away too much from the volume you’ve just created by wearing an oversized accessory. Instead, choose a delicate hair brooch or decorated hair pin, perfect for keeping those flyaway hairs in place whilst remaining stylish.
Now here’s the fun part – you can win a styling kit from John Frieda to get this look for yourself at home. The prize includes 1x Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo, 1x Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Conditioner and 1x Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray. There are plenty of ways to enter via the rafflecopter widget below so grab yourself some entries into the competition below and keep your fingers crossed!
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Giveaway open to UK residents only and runs until 20th March 2016 – good luck!
Some items in this blog post have been gifted to me and the pink links indicate a gifted product, affiliate link or information source. All thoughts and opinions in this post are based on my own experience and I am not responsible for your experience 🙂
Naturally wavy from being tied up in a bun
I like my hair straight x
Love my hair straight
Nice a tidy bob
My hair is naturally curly but I love wearing it straight with curls at the ends
Kelly Ellen Hirst
big loose curls
My hair is naturally wavy so when I have time to add products and style properly I love it. I use the John Frieda frizz ease products and they are brill!
Love straightened hair
Straight as a board but it’s hard to get my hair to cooperate 🙂
I love straightened hair.
Loose curls with lots of volume
Beach hair, the only time I like my hair
My hair is a natural Frizz Ball , so I love it when it is sleek & straight 🙂
I like a sleek bob
Natural Waves 🙂
bed hair or beach hair x
I like mine straight but with volume which never happens but hey can dream
Smooth but big hair
I like mine wavy but need products to make it smooth or its just like a wild women lol
my hair curled
my nice sleek bob
I love the blunt bob, sleek and stylish
Long natural curls nothing too groomed
I like my hair in a quiff at the front with the rest down as I have mega long hair
Mine’s in a bob.
Nice and straight
Straight half up half down
Loose curls 🙂
Down, sleek and straight 🙂
I like mine straight but it tends to prefer the bushy scary effect!
I like a messy bun. Keeps it out my face but looks good xx
I love loose curls
long and wavy, unless it is breezy, then tied back in a functional plait
Straight is my favourite.
I like mine straight, but its naturally curly so I usually just go with that.
long and wavey
I love a casual updo. I can never carry it off though – always more scruffy than sophisticated.
Long and left natural xx
shoirt and choppy
I love my hair soft and curly
Long and wavy
A sleek Bob.
Wavy with lots of volume!
Long and curly with loads of volume.
Straight but with lots of volume!
I like body with loose curls
I like wild and curly.
I love fishtail plaits
straight & sleek
I like my hair with loose curls, thank you
I am into a spiky cut with colours at the moment.
i like mine straight but thats only because i suffer from the dreaded frizz xx
I like straight hair with lots of shine
Mermaid curls, that wave in my hair that I aspire to but never quite achieve!
I love my hair loose, but if it’s windy I put it up in a ponytail and then secure upwards with a pretty clip.
I like soft waves
I like to embrace my curls, but when I go to the hairdresser I have it blow dried straight.
up in a ponytail, that way i know im in for the day ..lol
I love ringlet curls … but my hair just wont keep it in … I get barely wavy, frizzy hair that looks unbrushed !!
I love glam hollywood waves!
Curly and bouncy
I love straight hair with lots of volume, or loose with lots of bouncy curls
Long and Shiny.
Short and tousled x
Love big curls in my hair
I like straight locks to my shoulders with a little flourish of plaits reaching round the front xx
Short and chic!
I really like long sleek hair with defined long curls at mid length. It always looks the most well managed…probably because of the time and effort involved in achieving it? 😉
short loose curls
messy bun x
I love a messy bun xxxx
Long loose curls x
Mine is sleek and straight 🙂 x
Rain induced curls
Hair in a pony to one side with small wavy curls
Surfy look left to dry natural in the sun
Long loose curls
Straight and down with a side braid!
i love the Page Boy
Straight & sleek
Frizz is my enemy! I need practice to perfect this technique on my flyaway hair, I think.
mine is drip dry ha ha
Short – well mine is usually plastered to my head with riding hats or being at the barrier for a rock gig. 🙂
I like mine really straight!
Beach curls for me
I like mine straight
i love some ringlets at the side
I like my hair straight!
Bouncy curls pinned at the side 🙂
Loose curls for me! 🙂
i love sleek shiny hair, something mine def is not!
Would love to try something other than straightening to banish the friz
Sleek & straight x
I would love sleek and straight but my frizzy hair wont let me!
A messy bun!!
As straight as possible. I have naturally very curly hair and I hate it!!
Wavey beach hair
I love having loose curls, my natural hairstyle is super straight!
I like my hair straight or in a messy ponytail. My hair is naturally frizzy and wavy so it changes when I’m in the rain lol
Loving my new heated wand for a tousled look x
My favorite is natural -wash , hair oil & go
I like my hair straght
I shiny short blunt cut Bob
curled on the top for me
Mine is short hair.
A messy up do – no effort after a run, yet people think I’ve spent time styling it like that!
Straight and smooth as I can get it and then up in a simple twist.
I like my hair straight but with plenty of volume 🙂
Straight is my fav x
Long with soft waves
Poker Straight for me … I had a head full of curls when I was younger and it was a knightmare – now I always opt for smooth and sleek
Mine’s usually ‘dragged through a hedge backwards’ … I’m hoping this prize will change all that.
Mines loose waves x
I like my hair straight
I love a messy updo!
I like my hair down with loose bouncy curls without too much dry fly away bits.