Friday, May 6, 2011

Princess Hairstyle Tutorial

If you've always had your hair down and you think that it's starting to get a little boring and lifeless, then why don't you try something fun with it? Say, a Curly Princess Hairstyle?

This is a fun and easy hairstyle tutorial that you can do on your own.
After you're done with it, your hair should look similar with mine in this picture.
This hairstyle is perfect for special occasions like a party or night out with friends. :)

What you'll need:

heat protection spray for hair

hair clamps

hair comb

Con Air Curling Iron
Size: 1 and 1/4 inch

black hair bands

a hair pin

your favorite hair spray

Let's get started:

1. Plug in your curling iron and set it to the right temperature. Make sure that it's not too hot or it will damage your hair.
(This could be your first or third step depending on the type of curling iron that you will be using. Mine takes some time to heat up but if your iron heats up fast then do this as the third step.)

2. While waiting for the curling iron to heat up, spray some heat protectant on to your hair. This is necessary because curling iron heats up too much, so doing so will leave your hair less-damaged.

3. Using your hair clamps, divide your hair into different sections.
(As for my kind of hair cut, which is the layered octopus hairstyle, I make sure the upper part is secured tightly since the layers are shorter.)

4. Start curling the lower section of your hair.

Locks look more dramatic if the curls are going "outwards".
Doing so will give you that "air-blowing-your-hair" effect.
This style is also advisable for people with thin hair. Doing it outwards will give it some volume while doing inwards will make hair look limp.
On the other hand, if you have bigger or round face, avoid doing outward curls or it will only emphasize the shape of your face.
Instead, do an "inwards" curl. This style will make your face appear smaller as it hides the
inconsequential parts of your face.

For a more dramatic look, especially if you're going to a special event, twist your hair all the way up. Twisting thinner hair sections will also help you achieve the look.
Want it simpler and more casual? Then just curl the lower 3-4 inches of your hair. Big and soft curls also create a more laid back look. For simpler locks, twist thicker hair sections.

When you're done curling the entire lower section of the hair, it will look like this:

(The next step will be depending on your current hairstyle.)
*If you have long and straight hair cut, twist and curl remaining hair sections. But this time, only curl lower 1.3 of the hair.
*If you have layered hair cut, simply let the remaining locks loose. Since it's short, you won't need to curl it all the way to the roots and end up looking like a poodle. :)

6. This hairstyle is not called "Princess Hairstyle" for nothing. Now, let's turn you into a princess and make your crown. :)
Grab some hair at the top portion. This will serve as your crown, so make sure you do this neatly.

*Disclaimer: My face is extremely white in the pictures because prior to this hairstyle tutorial, I conducted a BB Cream (review) test. So, please ignore the ghastly looking face. :)

Simply twist and grab some hair as you go along..

Do the same step on the other side..

Once you're done twisting both sides, let two ends meet and tie it with a clear or black hair rubber band.

8. Now, using your favorite hair pin, simply clip the part where the rubber band is and you're good to go! :)

I hope you liked this tutorial!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about this hairstyle.