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CURRENT FAVORITE

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PHOTOS/POST: KRISTIN ESS

As a hairstylist I’m always looking for a favorite new product or tool. Sometimes the thing you end up loving the most was right under your nose the whole time. Undone texture is having a mega moment right now and for the most part we want our FLAT IRON WAVES and CURLING IRON WAVES to look less pattern-y and a bit more natural.

When I discovered my CURRENT FAVORITE PRODUCT for undone texture, it was a total accident. I’ve shared a trick before that involves this spray waaaaay back in 2011, remember? That’s exactly what I was doing– adding a little moisture back into the hair so I could keep curling until I got the texture I wanted. But when I sprayed that superfine mist over the waves and scrunched it in, what I got was a gorgeous diffusion of the waves I had made with the iron. It just took the overly “styled” look away. It’s hard to believe my favorite new trick is simply WATER, but it is. A lot of people are probably wondering if this can be done using a regular spray bottle, but I’ve found that it’s not the same. Regular spray bottles put out too much water at once causing the hair to become too wet which will then cause it to return to it’s natural texture or go flat. There’s definitely a big difference in the fine mist from THIS ONE and any other sprayer.

Above I’ve shown you the finished look. Below are some photos as THE SPRAY is being used. You want to avoid spraying it at the root and focus more from middle to ends. Just a little will do. Then scrunch it in. Avoid pulling on the hair or dragging your fingers through it when it’s wet because you will drag the waves out and flatten your hair.

Here’s the “before hair” with some very subtle waves using a 1 1/2″ barrel iron.

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Spray a light veil of water, focusing middle to ends and all the way from front to back. Begin scrunching right away.

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Once you’ve scrunched all the water in, let it air dry. Scrunch a little more if you need to.

 

 

 

 

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The waves and texture will come together as it air dries. This hair was prepped with MOUSSE when it was wet, before blowdrying. So you’re really using the hold from the mousse as well when you add the EVIAN SPRAY. If you try this, let us know! Would love to hear if you love it as much as we do!

LOVE YOUR HAIR, HOPE YOU WIN.

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Ladies and gentlemen (?) … Tomorrow morning we’ll be posting the winning tutorial from our very first “Guest Post” contest!!! Tune in to see if you submitted the winning tutorial! And if you didn’t enter, get here anyway because we think the winner did a gorgeous job and it’s a hairstyle that’s worth checking out! We had the HARDEST time picking just one, as you can imagine! Mostly because you guys are amazing and we didn’t expect to have THAT many beautiful tutorials turned in. Alright! That’s it for now. We’ll see you in the morning!

AAAAAAAH! We’re so excited for _________  __________!

XO Lauren, Kristin + Amy Nadine

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Just out of curiosity… how long does it take you ladies to get ready for your day? (We’re talking hair + makeup, not getting dressed and out the door.) Are you a natural beauty, requiring only a few minutes to get through your morning routine? Or are you a committed beautician who likes to take her time to accomplish perfection? Do tell…

XO Lauren