How to get glamorous curls


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.rita ora glamorous curls hair style diy tips

I love Rita Ora’s side-swept curls

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.root lift round brush glamorous curls tips

Get lift at the roots with a round brush

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. styling kit prize john frieda frizze ease competition on cassiefairy blogNow 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!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


  1. Naturally wavy from being tied up in a bun

  2. I like my hair straight x

  3. Love my hair straight

  4. My hair is naturally curly but I love wearing it straight with curls at the ends
    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  5. big loose curls

  6. 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!

  7. GHD curls

  8. Love straightened hair

  9. Straight as a board but it’s hard to get my hair to cooperate 🙂

  10. I love straightened hair.

  11. Loose curls with lots of volume

  12. Beach hair, the only time I like my hair

  13. My hair is a natural Frizz Ball , so I love it when it is sleek & straight 🙂

  14. I like a sleek bob

  15. Natural Waves 🙂

  16. bed hair or beach hair x

  17. I like mine straight but with volume which never happens but hey can dream

  18. Smooth but big hair

  19. I like mine wavy but need products to make it smooth or its just like a wild women lol

  20. my hair curled

  21. my nice sleek bob

  22. I love the blunt bob, sleek and stylish

  23. Long natural curls nothing too groomed

  24. intricate updo

  25. I like my hair in a quiff at the front with the rest down as I have mega long hair

  26. Mine’s in a bob.

  27. Nice and straight

  28. Straight half up half down

  29. Loose curls 🙂

  30. Down, sleek and straight 🙂

  31. I like mine straight but it tends to prefer the bushy scary effect!

  32. I like a messy bun. Keeps it out my face but looks good xx

  33. I love loose curls

  34. long and wavy, unless it is breezy, then tied back in a functional plait

  35. Straight is my favourite.

  36. I like mine straight, but its naturally curly so I usually just go with that.

  37. long and wavey

  38. I love a casual updo. I can never carry it off though – always more scruffy than sophisticated.

  39. Long and left natural xx

  40. shoirt and choppy

  41. I love my hair soft and curly

  42. Long and wavy

  43. A sleek Bob.

  44. Wavy with lots of volume!

  45. Long and curly with loads of volume.

  46. Straight but with lots of volume!

  47. I like body with loose curls

  48. I like wild and curly.

  49. I love fishtail plaits

  50. straight & sleek

  51. I like my hair with loose curls, thank you

  52. I am into a spiky cut with colours at the moment.

  53. i like mine straight but thats only because i suffer from the dreaded frizz xx

  54. I like straight hair with lots of shine

  55. Mermaid curls, that wave in my hair that I aspire to but never quite achieve!

  56. 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.

  57. Messy waves.

  58. I like to embrace my curls, but when I go to the hairdresser I have it blow dried straight.

  59. up in a ponytail, that way i know im in for the day

  60. I love ringlet curls … but my hair just wont keep it in … I get barely wavy, frizzy hair that looks unbrushed !!

  61. I love glam hollywood waves!

  62. Curly and bouncy

  63. I love straight hair with lots of volume, or loose with lots of bouncy curls

  64. Long and Shiny.

  65. Short and tousled x

  66. Love big curls in my hair

  67. I like straight locks to my shoulders with a little flourish of plaits reaching round the front xx

  68. Short and chic!

  69. 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? 😉

  70. beach curls

  71. short loose curls

  72. I love a messy bun xxxx

  73. Long loose curls x

  74. Mine is sleek and straight 🙂 x

  75. Rain induced curls

  76. Hair in a pony to one side with small wavy curls

  77. Surfy look left to dry natural in the sun

  78. Casual curls!

  79. Long loose curls

  80. Straight and down with a side braid!

  81. i love the Page Boy

  82. Bouncy curls

  83. Frizz is my enemy! I need practice to perfect this technique on my flyaway hair, I think.

  84. mine is drip dry ha ha

  85. Short – well mine is usually plastered to my head with riding hats or being at the barrier for a rock gig. 🙂

  86. I like mine really straight!

  87. Beach curls for me

  88. I like mine straight

  89. 100% straight

  90. i love some ringlets at the side

  91. I like my hair straight!

  92. Bouncy curls pinned at the side 🙂

  93. Loose curls for me! 🙂

  94. i love sleek shiny hair, something mine def is not!

  95. Would love to try something other than straightening to banish the friz

  96. Sleek & straight x

  97. I would love sleek and straight but my frizzy hair wont let me!

  98. A messy bun!!

  99. As straight as possible. I have naturally very curly hair and I hate it!!

  100. Wavey beach hair

  101. I love having loose curls, my natural hairstyle is super straight!

  102. 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

  103. Loving my new heated wand for a tousled look x

  104. My favorite is natural -wash , hair oil & go

  105. I like my hair straght

  106. I shiny short blunt cut Bob

  107. curled on the top for me

  108. A messy up do – no effort after a run, yet people think I’ve spent time styling it like that!

  109. Straight and smooth as I can get it and then up in a simple twist.

  110. I like my hair straight but with plenty of volume 🙂

  111. Straight is my fav x

  112. Long with soft waves

  113. 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

  114. Mine’s usually ‘dragged through a hedge backwards’ … I’m hoping this prize will change all that.

  115. Mines loose waves x

  116. I like my hair straight

  117. I like my hair down with loose bouncy curls without too much dry fly away bits.

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