I teamed up with Faye from Perth’s best salon Her on Oxford to create three hairstyles with waves.
THREE HAIRSTYLES WITH WAVES
I recently spent an afternoon with Faye Redfern, owner of Perth’s best hair salon Her on Oxford to create a tutorial on three ways to style waves. I love the long soft waves Faye creates for me, so I was eager to learn her tips on how to achieve this look. We decided to style them loose, then create looks for days two, three, or four. A half-up look that is soft and romantic and a twist on a classic ponytail. Follow along for the steps below and make sure to watch our tutorial video, I’d recommend saving that one to come back to again later for a refresh.
First, you will see in the tutorial video I had to have my hair washed. So, if you are in the same boat, blow-dry the hair, dividing it into sections and smoothing out as much as possible with a hairdryer. If you can, waves tend to work better on less freshly washed hair, so aim to style them a day after washing.
HOW TO CREATE WAVES
Open the curl wand clamp, pull the section in front of your face, keeping it vertical. As soon as you start to rotate it, it goes really curly. Turn the wand around 360 degrees away from the face until the end of the hair section is coming out the opposite way. Keep pulling, twist it out and pull, and continue down the hair. Remember to wrap it away from the face. The longer that you pull the section for the more it stretches. Allow to cool and set the shape then spray with hairspray.
Each time I visit Her on Oxford, this is the look I love walking out with! Those long soft waves are so flattering and last for days on end. Pictured above is the look from my visit last December.
HOW TO CREATE THE HALF-UP LOOK
Take a section for the fringe, and divide the hair across for the half up half down look, making sure it is even on each side. Secure with a clear elastic band. Pull out some of the sides once secured to add volume around the crown. Spray with texture spray.
To create the knot bun detail, divide the ponytail into two sections, and tie in a knot, just as you would with a shoelace. Repeat again tying another knot and another (depending on the hair length). Then loosen the knots.
Wrap that around the ponytail band and secure with bobby pins hooking the outside of the hair, rotating and securing along the lackey without going through the lackey as it disrupts the tension. This look is a great way to style the second day after creating long waves.
HOW TO CREATE THE WRAP PONYTAIL LOOK
To create the wrap-over ponytail, leaving out the front fringe sections, pull the hair back tight, and adjust by pulling out to create volume and drape hair over the ears.
Secure with a clear elastic band, looping the hair through without pulling all the way out the second time to create the wrap-over pony. Add a little texture spray. Accessorise with a scrunchie.
This look is great for the third day after creating the waves or to deal with a windy day.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THESE TUTORIALS?
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! A special thank you to Faye for coming in on her day off to the salon and doing this with me. If you are in Perth and need a hairdresser, book in at Her on Oxford. You will love it! The team are all super lovely and hugely talented. If you aren’t already, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and drop me a comment to let me know you have. I’d love to hear your thoughts and if you want more videos or tutorials like these.
HER on Oxford is located at 423 Oxford St, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016.