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Thursday, April 18, 2013

STYLEWISE: VINTAGE WAVES TUTORIAL

Today's StyleWise lesson is all about achieving vintage waves using a Reverse Wand from Nume. The reverse wand is a great tool for this look because it works so well with my combo wrap technique (check the image below for details) which gives a smooth crown and then a twisted spiral throughout the lengths of your hair. Watch the tutorial here so you can create this look at home too.






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I have used almost every brand of curling iron out there- it is one of the great perks of being a hair stylist. But, I honestly have been so impressed with this Nume wand. It heats up so quickly and my hair takes and keeps curl better than with my other wands. I have also purchased the Titan 3 interchangeable barrel set and use it on my own hair daily. 

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In the pic you'll find my Curl Wrap Techniques, which shows the different methods for wrapping and the types of curls that will result. I encourage you to experiment with both the size of the section you wrap and the wrapping technique to find the curl pattern that is right for you.  Got questions? Just ask!

Happy Curling!

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20 comments:

  1. I seriously need one of these wands. any type of the wands.

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    1. Gentri! This wand is seriously so good for tons of styles- It would be perfect for your length of hair too.

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  2. Now that is a very helpful tutorial!!! Thank you!

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  3. Do you have a pic or videos of how the curl turns out in all the different wraps you show here?

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    1. Yes please, post the after pics!!

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    2. Thanks for the question! I have updated the post with the 'after' pics on the wrap techs. Enjoy!

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  4. Just some advice: I would just curl the hairs closest to your face away from you face and then alternate which way you rap it around the wand for the rest of your head. Curl it away from your face so that it doesn't close your face. You did it nicely on the side you have the fringe. but on your right side you curled into your face and it more looks you slept with wet hair than just curled it - sorry if that was offensive, i was aiming it at everybody that does it, not just you :.). and then by alternating which way you rap it around the wand gives it a more natural look and not just all going in the same direction. Thanks for the video though, and those pictures were helpful :)

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    1. Thanks for watching and commenting. This video is for VINTAGE style waves, which were almost always wrapped towards the face (Think pinup/50's era) - It is not supposed to look natural or modern.

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  5. This is great! Now I can do the little mermaid for a grad party! Thank you so much :)

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    1. Thanks Kristina! Have fun at your party

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  6. Can you explain a little on how you did the VS Angel wave? I see it starts withiut being twisted and then you twist the hair and wrap? I see the picture but if you could explain it that would be great!! Is there anywhere you have a video of the VS Angel wave? Thank you :)

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    1. To do the combo VS angel wave you let the hair lay flat for the first 1-2 turns around the iron, then pinch the strand tightly while you continue to wrap (don't let the strand slide through your hand- because it will continue to lay flat), so that the strand twists while you wrap the remaining hair. You can see how I do this in the big waves video, where I only use 6 sections for the whole head so the curls are quite loose- but the technique is the same. You would just want to do more pieces to get a traditional Victoria's Secret look. http://www.thebeautysnoop.com/2013/05/stylewise-bouncy-curls-in-just-6-wraps.html

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  7. I saw this tutorial on pinterest and loved it so much that I bought the Nume reverse wand. My hair has always had trouble curling with a curling iron (I'm not sure if it was the iron I was using or operator error!) but between the Nume wand and your guidance, I got great curls for my sister's engagement party this weekend. I'm now addicted to your blog, I can't wait to try some of your other tutorials!

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    1. Oh my goodness Whitney- I am so happy to hear that!!! You just made my day, thanks so much for reading and commenting, I hope your sisters party was even better because you had gorgeous hair.
      -Megan

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  8. Hi Megan!
    I am going to purchase a NuMe wand but am trying to decide between the 32mm and the 25 mm sizes.. I want big loose waves. My hair is fine, frizzy, and naturally wavy to curly and only about 2 inches past my collarbone. Would the 32mm be too big for my length hair? Would I get a loose wave out of the 25 mm by taking big sections of my hair or would I need to use a bigger barrel? Thnx so much, loving your videos on You Tube..you have a great personality and explain things well! Xo

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  9. Hi Megan,
    Do you have a video showing how to do the VS Angel? I'd love to learn that curl : ) Thanks, Take Care : )

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