HOW-TO: Create Sun-Kissed Hair Tone and Bouncy Barrel Waves!

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/18/2013 2:33:00 PM


click image to zoomWireImageSelena Gomez Co-Hosts MuchMusic Headquarters on May 30, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) We’ve seen Selena Gomez’s gorgeous chocolate locks styled in virtually every trend-setting hairdo. Whether she’s sporting a sleek, straight style or hitting the movie set with bouncy barrel waves, this teen queen’s tresses are always bountiful!

Try it: To achieve this look, try adding Simplicity extensions, says Celebrity Stylist Mohammad Rahebi, Identity Salon in Encino, California. “Simplicity Hair Extensions will change flat, thinning hair to show-stopping waves. Combining Simplicity’s wavy textured human hair in two different lengths will give your client added layers and volume."

"Adding Simplicity’s 18-20” hair length in 2” hair width right above the nape area will instantly increase length. Combine that with the application of Simplicity’s 14-16” hair length in 1” hair width to the sides and back area for long layers and fullness. Blending Simplicity’s color number 4 and color number 27 would be the perfect mixture to match Selena’s sun-kissed hair tone."

“After setting the extensions in a layered cut is necessary preferably with a razor. It's important that you take out any bulk from the front. Start from the longest piece and use that as a guideline on where to start. Curling the hair in big sections and away from the face gives fullness. Tuck real hair behind extensions and set with hair spray. Adding volume at the roots is optional, but you must always style the bangs.”






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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