At the product preview, Banowetz showed us how to create Modern Vintage Finger Waves using the InStyler IQ. In this particular how-to he used the ¾” barrel, and adjusted the temperature to accommodate fine hair.
STEP 1: Starting at the nape take a ¼ to a ½ inch horizontal section of hair.
STEP 2: Place the barrel on the top of the section wrap the hair around the barrel making sure to pinch the end while you wrap. This will give the section a natural twist while you are wrapping.
STEP 3: Make sure to keep the last ½ inch ends free from wrapping, this will give you something to hang onto and give a modern look to a vintage style.
STEP 4: Close the InStyler IQ and make sure to rotate your wrist in the direction you want the barrel to go. The barrel will polish the hair with the rotating barrel.
STEP 5: Open the InStyler and unwrap the curl from the barrel. Tug the section at the ends and you will see a beautiful vintage wave fall right into the hair.
STEP 6: Continue this process throughout the head, making sure to take smaller sections for thicker hair and larger sections for thinner hair.
STEP 7: Once you have finished you can use a duck bill clamp to clamp the waves and spray with hair spray for a stronger ridge or you can rake your fingers through the hair to loosen up the texture.
This is a great foundation for putting the hair up as well so have fun and be creative, says Banowetz.
Unit Features and Benefits:
*Heating Rotating Barrel
*410°/210° C Ceramic Heat
*Multiple Heat Settings for fine, medium and coarse hair
*Curved Ceramic Floating Plate, smoothes hair without crushing or flattening and minimizes heat to reduce frizz and damage.
*First row of bristles separates and aligns hair, while the second row of bristles polishes hair while adding volume and shine.