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Knock. Knock. Knock. It’s stylish, voluminous, curly hair here. Open the door, and get a confidence boost to be the shiny new you.
So you’ve had your hair cut short, and while you enjoy the change and novelty, you also find it challenging to style your new hair? No worries, we’ve got you covered! There are many ways to style short hair. However, it seems that there is a consensus around one thing – we all like curls! Whether you wish to have beachy waves, afro curls, big voluminous blow-out, it’s all possible. Keep reading to learn the easiest way to get your effortless waves.

1 What tool to use?
You”ll want to use a tool you are comfortable with, maybe the one you used when you had long hair. But everything goes. If you choose to use the flat iron, make sure that it has a narrow width as your sections are probably not that long. Those with ceramic plates are recommended. The same goes with the curling iron.

2 Prepare your hair
No matter what curl technique you are using, dry hair is a good start. While your hair is still wet, it is a good idea to use a styling mousse, which will make your hair easier to style, plus a little bonus – mmm, it smells great. Blow-dry is the next step during which you should gently brush your hair. When your hair is completely dry, you should apply heat protection. We love using Kérastase Ciment Thermique heat protection and we recommend you to try it as well. It can’t be stressed enough just how important it is to protect your hair. After all, you want to be able to wear your curls again and again.

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3 Sectioning your hair
To make your locks more even, it’s a good idea to section your hair in two parts; lower and upper. You may use some hair pins to secure the hair while you are working with one part of it. Sectioning just makes it easier to curl your hair and will probably shorten the process.

4 Start curling
After the prep is done, the fun part can begin. Start with the bottom of your hair. Usually, this part is relatively short so be careful not to get too close to your scalp. Then take a small section of hair, put it between the curling iron or flat iron, and twist outwards while gently pulling it downwards.

5 Keep up with curling all of your hair
Unclip the top half of your hair once you are done with the bottom part. Now just repeat the curling steps as you’ve done before. Since this upper part is more visible, make sure you are on the top of the game while curling. However, don’t stress out if your curls look slightly uneven; the chunkier, the better. The part of hair around your face should go in the opposite direction in a way that nicely frames your face.

6 Ruffle up your curls
In the end, we want our locks to look like ‘I woke up like this’ rather than ‘I’ve just spent half an hour doing it’, so now is the time to loosen the ringlets to achieve those careless, beachy, bouncier curls. To create an extra lift shake the root area too. Finish with some hairspray so that you can enjoy your rings for as long as possible. If you wish, put on some hair accessories for an even trendier look.

And that’s pretty much it. Remember that it can take a few times to master the perfect technique, but you can have curls as your new trademark once you get comfortable. Keep practicing at home, or if you feel like you want to relax and let the pro do the work, you can’t go wrong with Gerard Paul salons. You are just one call away from a runway-worthy hairstyle.

You can reach as at 01 2963929 (Goatstown) and 045 874266 (Naas).