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Spark your creativity with a new technique for organic, textured waves using Sam Villa 2-in-1 Marcel Curling Iron & Wand.
Sam Villa, Redken 5th Avenue Global Artistic Ambassador and the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Sam Villa Company shares a quick tutorial using horizontal iron placement to create ruffled waves with volume!
Style inspired by ArTeam member Anna Peters.
The first step when styling hair with heat tools is applying a thermal heat protectant! Our product of choice, Redken Iron Shape 11 for heat protection up to 450 degrees, and control for a long-lasting style! Iron Shape 11 has a unique benefit of heat re-styling so you can refresh or re-style at anytime!
Note: Heat restyling memory is the perfect solution for people that change their style from day to night. Go from curly to straight or reactivate your style by re-applying heat to the hair.
Horizontal iron placement will create a few “ruffles” within each section resembling ocean waves. Envision what waves look like when you are looking down at them from a boat.
The ruffles move towards you and away from you.
Traditional wave techniques use vertical iron placement. This will create “ruffles” within each section with a side-to-side pattern. Envision what waves look like when you are parallel to the ocean- sitting on the sand. The waves appear to move from side to side.
Gather a 2-inch deep section at the nape from ear to ear. Clip up the rest of the hair.
To start the style:
You can use any size barrel for this technique! Just remember the larger the barrel, the wider the distance between each ruffle. Sam Villa Artist Series 2-in-1 Marcel Iron & Wand has a 1-inch or 1.5” barrel. We chose these sizes due to their versatility to create most of all wave styles!
To make this tool even better- it’s a wand and Marcel in one and has the added benefit of an extra-long barrel to cater to styling longer hair!
We will use our hands to promote texture and volume. Using our hands will allow us to achieve an organic style.
Apply Redken No Blow Dry Just Right Cream to your palms and emulsify by weaving through your fingers. Separate your fingers and gently rake through the waves from mid-shaft to ends to allow the product to evenly distribute through the strands.
This will help separate the waves and add texture.
To finish your style, mist Redken Fashion Work 12 onto one hand. This is a medium control hairspray without a sticky-hairspray feel. Palm the ends of the hair and gently close your fingers as you push the end up-like an accordian. Continue around the head palming areas of the hair and scrunching gently.
Next time you’re asked to create a wavy, undone hairstyle, we hope that you feel inspired to use this new technique!
Marcel Curling Iron & Wand
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