Sep 20, 2012
hey! have you tried using a bigger curling iron barrel- like 1 1/2-2", then brushing out the curled completely? it really makes them full and loose like in that picture.
Pull the sides of the hair back in long skinny clips leaving the side loose while it's hot from drying, or damp if your air drying. Spritz the rest of your hair with water or curling agent, then put it in sock/rag/sponge curlers rolling the hair under and air dry or blow dry. When you take it out gently brush it, re-form with a large barrel curling iron, spritz with an anti frizz shine spray and voila (:
*Katy Perry is rocking a WW II era look, think pearl harbor. This is how I was taught to do it by my grandmother who wore the do' originally. It works great for my hair type, of you try it and it doesn't work you can probably find lots of good tips on sites that specialize in vintage styles (:
Sep 24, 2012
When I do my hair like this, I always use a set of hot rollers. Using foam rollers or a barrel curling iron never seem to achieve the right results, but hot rollers work a million times better. A curling iron is alright, but I feel like it never holds the hairstyle as long as I would like, it looks less authentic, its just loose waves (beautiful, but difficult to achieve Katy Perry like results without the use of slips and intricate setting patterns-not worth the time). I used to use foam rollers, which worked fine, but it took a jillion hours for everything to set properly, and I found the hair often looked messy and was difficult to fix. Once you get the hang of using hot rollers, its quite a quick process. They don't take long to cool, they consistently give me good results, so I stick to that method.
here are a couple little bullet points I think are important when trying to achieve a style like this
-I will part my hair in three sections(doesn't have to be exact, or neat), but I'll section off the back, and the right and left side of my head.
-I use the rollers with a smaller circumference around my face and the larger curlers in the back of my hair. The large rollers at the back of your head will create those long loose waves, and the smaller ones will create the tighter, more structured waves around your face. -The curl shape also changes depending on the placement of the rollers, so I would play around with that. Placing them vertically or horizontally or diagonally will change how they fall.
-You can research "setting patterns" to determine how to place the curlers on your head, but after a little bit of experimentation and practice, you can basically wing it.
-I just spritz a tiny bit of hairspray on the set rollers.
-You leave the curlers on until they're completely cool.
-A lot of people recommend just brushing them out with your fingers, but I brush mine out with a boar bristle brush, something with soft, highly concentrated bristles NOT a brush with plastic bristles. I find this is what makes the hair look very uniforms and shiny. You can also almost move the curl around by shaping them with the brush and your hands.
- I may add some argan oil or any frizz serum to the ends of my hair. I find this along with the soft brush, makes it shiny and smooth, giving it that satin look. (i'm not picky, or knowledgeable about oils used in the hair, so I just use anything to smooth).
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