Richard Mannah is the Global Artistic Director for Joico and he demos a cool curl technique with a unique “S” shape. Working with a flat iron, he molds and shapes the hair to frame the face and favorite facial features.
Breaking down the “S” Wave:
- Picture yourself holding a section of hair.
- Now, slowly lift that section up and watch the snake-like bend that’s created. Stop there.
- Holding hair in that position, begin tapping the flat iron onto the shape to lock it in.
- Next, direct that same section sideways to form another bend (picture a snake, if you need a guide).
- Again, tap this bend with the heat of the flat iron – locking it in.
- And so it goes…all the way down, until you have a series of one-dimensional waves from top to bottom.
Note: Richard pivots to a more traditional curling iron for back sections; watch the video for specifics.
SECTIONING: Always separate the front sections from the back; and begin in the front. Take 1.5-inch horizontal sections and work the wave away from the cheekbone to frame the face. Feed the hair into the iron and keep tapping to create this “S” shape. It’s a great wave for minimal volume around the sides.
MAINTAINING CURL: Don’t touch the hair while it’s cooling down. This will set the wave and give you more holding power.
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