Monday, May 20

'The Basics' Hair Week, Tutorial #1: Everyday Curls + Review and Giveaway!

Hooray! Things have been really extra crazy lately, and I realized that its been forever since I've done a hair tutorial, let alone a hair tutorial series!! This one is really exciting to me because I've had so many requests for these styles that I've always taken for granted knowing how to do, styles that I'm sure you're familiar with and that I incorporate as steps into so many of my hair tutorials! Since today is the first, to kick it off I'm going to do the most requested, these easy wavy curls I do so often on the blog, and for the cherry on top I'm throwing in a fantastic giveaway at the end! Here's the first look:
This style is so effortless and foolproof, and I love that it can be so dressed up with some fancy outfit and jewelry, or dressed down with faded jeans and converse. So versatile and always gorgeous! I don't really blow dry my hair at all unless I'm in a hurry, but when I do I have to do something else with it afterwards anyways because I end up with this wavy, slightly frizzy, pretty lifeless look on the left(thanks blowdryer), so this style has really been my go-to for years when I want to leave my hair out and long because its easy and natural looking, not to mention it makes my hair look its best. 
Big difference huh? Its fuller, shinier, and healthier looking! Lets get on with Easy Everyday Curls:
Supplies needed:
- Fine toothed comb
- heat protectant
- clipless curling wand (or regular 1" curling iron would do)
- hairspray
- clips or hairties to tie back

Method:
Step #1: Start by teasing a bit at the roots for some volume (only as much as you wish of course:)), at any rate make sure that you have lift at your scalp for a fuller look. Divide your hair into vertical thirds starting with the top layer and pinning it back, then the second layer, leaving the third to work on first. 
Step #2: Spray a 2-3 inch section with heat protectent, comb through with a fine-toothed comb till smooth, and keep the wand close to your scalp as you wrap your hair around the barrel. Be sure to use your glove!(Some people are all awesome and say you don't need the glove, but I guess I'm not awesome because I seem to keep from roasting my fingers without it:)) After 8-10 seconds drop your curl into your palm and hold for a bit till its cool-ish. Twist your curl the direction it was curled, and spritz with a bit of hairspray. 
Step #3: Repeat step 2 with your second and third layers, being sure to curl the pieces of hair framing your face to the back. You can leave it alone now for fun tighter curls, or you can run your fingers gently through your locks, and twist a few smaller sections together to create larger bouncier curls. Fluff your locks and scalp upwards with your fingertips and spritz with a bit more hairspray. Done and done!
That's really all there is to it. This style works with just about every length and texture of hair so have no fear! Also the twisting step makes them hold in place while they set helping the curl to last all day and into the next, they're so bouncy and light that I wear them all year round because I don't have to worry about 'hot neck' in the summer, and I get told that I have Victoria's Secret curls all the time when I do my hair like this so, win win right? :) 
Now are you ready for the best part? I've teamed up with José Eber Hair to give one of you lucky peoples the Curling Iron's I used in this tutorial! When I received my curling iron in the mail I was so excited I opened it right then and styled my hair! I'm amazed at how quick and fast the curls formed and set, and I love changing out the different sticks and seeing the difference in the curls. I've been on top of the moon because I can style my hair in almost half the time then with any other curling iron, and I can get so many different styles out of just one tool! I absolutely love my Trio, and I'm so excited to give one to you so lets just get right to it! a Rafflecopter giveaway
 Ready for more good news? Not only do you have the chance to win a curling iron, but you have the opportunity for 15% off anything on the José Eber website using the code Fox15! How lucky are you?!:)
The next six days will feature the most requested of the basic styles, and so I hope to see you back every day! I'm hoping that at least this week will show you these 'basics' be a lot simpler then you may have thought!

Thanks so much for visiting today, I'd love to hear what you think, and I hope you come back tomorrow for the next tutorial!
Take care my people,
xo, Em
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64 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway! I have wanted a clipless curling wand for awhile now. Your hair is so beautiful and long. Would love to win this giveaway so I can try out your tutorial.

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  2. I LOVE this hair-style!! I really need that type of curling iron because my hair is sooo straight!! :)

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  3. I love the fact that there's a UK version. I'm moving to Northern Ireland for grad school and am so sad I have to leave my hair tools behind. Any chance the winner has the choice of which plug it comes with? :)

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  4. What an awesome giveaway! I've been wanting to try one of those curling wands. :) I also have had my eye on their Infrared blow dryer... :)

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  5. I love the trio clipless curling iron!

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  6. I love the trio clipless curling iron!

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  7. Eeek I love this! Side note: have you thought about doing makeup tutorials as well? I love your eyeshadow in this tutorial and would love to know how you did it :)

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  8. thank u for idea!

    http://malohatbb.blogspot.ru/

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  9. I would love these! My curling irons are pretty sad...

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  10. Gorgeous hair! You made it look so glamorous but something I could do. Thanks so much for inspiring me today! You are so gorgeous!

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  11. Thank you! I have started growing my hair out just because I wanted to try some of these awesome hairstyles :) And thank you for using the glove...I kept seeing all these people not using them and thought "what's wrong with me?? Why do I still need the glove?!" ha!

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  12. http://shop.joseeberhair.eu/collections/flat-irons/products/jeh63169

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  13. I was just thinking today about how I need to get one of those wands! That would be awesome if I won! Thanks for being my hair-spiration!

    Sue // Chevron & Lace


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  14. Definitely the curling iron. I could use a new one soon because I have a feeling mine is going to die.
    ~Christine

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  15. I've never used a curler without clamps!

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  16. I m loving the curling iron and hair iron both. they are simply awesome.

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  17. So sweet ! This hairstyle suits you perfectly ! I usually do it with my flat iron but the result is not quite the same. Thanks for the glove idea. Looking forward to see your next posts ;)

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  18. And I love this kind of curling irons! :)

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  19. Your hair looks amazing!! Such a gorgeous colour. I want a go :)

    Zoe @GypsieSister xx

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  20. total schöne locken! ich krieg das nie so toll hin..
    lg
    Nina von Pearlsheaven

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  21. I like the Wet or Dry Styling Iron.

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  22. Uoh I really thought your hair had those curls naturally. Nevertheless you look gorgeous with any style :) Thanks so much for this tutorial, my hair is short but I will try it ^^ I love so much curls!

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  23. I would love to try out the clipless curling irons!

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  24. I love the idea of a clipless curling iron, because the traditional kind of iron (which I have) always leaves a crimped spot in the curl! Would love to win this!!!!

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  25. Love the "wet or dry styling iron"!

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  26. We are natural hair twins! I've been fighting with my hair since the weather changed and I'm at my wits end. Because it's so thin and prone to breakage I've been avoiding using my styling tools... But if this humidity continues I'm gonna chop it all off.... Not really. The twisting and spraying part, I've never thought of. Gonna try it!

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  27. I love Jose Eber! So excited to find your blog. ; )
    Walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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  28. I always get excited when you do a hair tutorial! It's always nice to learn new tip and tricks (like making twists and then curling those pieces!!) You are so beautiful! I'd love to have the Infrared Blow Dryer! My hair is pretty damaged from bleach, etc and I bet that the Infrared dryer would dry it quicker and cause a little less harm than my current one! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've been DYING to try Jose Eber's tools, especially these clipless irons! Fingers crossed and good luck to my fellow hopefulls!

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  29. Your hair looks so pretty! Hope I win Hanna

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  30. I love the clipless curling iron that you're giving away! I've always wanted one :)

    xoxo
    Janee
    www.yellowbirdyellowbeard.com

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  31. I love Jose Eber products! I have been eyeing that infrared blow dryer for months!!!

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  32. i love
    Digital 19mm Curler w/Black Petite & Heat Mat - UK/EU Plugs
    Jose Eber

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  33. I love your tutorials! I think one of my favorites is the Posh Faux Hawk, but I definitely want to try this out! I would love to win this clipless curling iron (mostly because my hair is so dang straight haha)!

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  34. your hair looks great! would love to win this and try some curl instead of my regular staightening ;)

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  35. I LOVE his infrared blow dryer and I'm dying to get my hands on one!

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  36. Ahh I love this reverse wand!!

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  37. Awesome! I love these hair curlers! My Sister's a hair dresser and recommends these.

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  38. Good old fashioned hair curlers!

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  39. He has a lot of great things! I like the Glass Tech flat iron and the Infrared Blow Dryer...the Therapy Moisture Tool looks pretty awesome too!

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  40. I love all of the products, but I would love to try the Wet or Dry Styling Iron 1.5".

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  41. Would love to win this for my niece.

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  42. Would love to win this for one of my nieces. She needs one desperately for her beautiful long hair.

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  43. The clipless curling wand is my fav

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  44. Loved this tutorial em! Very similar to mine, but I still picked up a few tips! :)

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  45. I love the Trio Clipless Curling Iron! Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!

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  46. The Trio Clipless Curling Iron looks amazing! I'd love to win!

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  47. I've never tried a curling wand before! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  48. Every time I get on your blog I show my husband how beautiful your hair is and how I'd love to have your gorgeous curls! Thanks for the tutorial! After looking around on the Jose Eber site, the only want I want is this one!

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  49. omggggg i have seriously been trying to win this jose eber curling iron forever!!! i think i've entered just about every giveaway haha so glad i didn't miss this one :)

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  50. If I had long hair you betcha I'd be curling it all the time, BUT I have a pixie cut so....maybe one day I'll have the patience and determination to grow it out again.

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  51. I just found your blog and all I can say is -- not only do I have huge hair envy right now, but you're the prettiest girl I've seen in a while! (also, your eyes are absolutely GORGEOUS!).

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  52. Love it!
    How long does the whole thing take you?

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  53. omg gorgeous!!!! what kind of camera do you use to take pictures?? :)

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  54. Love this hairstyle! As a mother of three, I tend to throw my hair back in a pony tail or bun and go. Super easy and not much fuss, plus it keeps the baby from grabbing hold and trying to snatch me bald. I can't wait to try this one. Although, I need to buy a curling iron because mine up and died and it was barely used. Awesome... ::enter sarcasm here:: Keep the awesome hair-do's coming! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Love this hairstyle! As a mother of three I'm always looking easy and quick ways to do my hair. Most days I throw it up in a clip or a bun and go. Can't wait to try this one! Now all I have to do is buy a new curling iron. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Wow your hair is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

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  57. great, looks amazing, thank u for the tips, imma try that with my karmin g3 clipless. :D

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  58. thank u for the tips, u look incredible, love it, imma try that with my karmin g3 clipless. :D

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  59. Where would you get such a glove?

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