Romantic Hair Two Ways with a Flat Iron
Lionesse is back with yet another tutorial on creating a sought after style – the romantic look. Nothing is more romantic than soft, billowy waves incorporated into some of our favorite styles. That is why today, we are bringing a guest blogger to you to show you two different – yet simple – romantic styles you can achieve using your flat iron. Guest blogger Sarah McCormick is a beauty and hair blogger from Florida, and has two fun, romantic styles to share with you today to encourage you to try one of these styles for yourself. Without further ado, we hand the post over to Sarah.
Romantic Hair Styles
Hi everyone. Today, I am going to be demonstrating how you can achieve two very simple, very easy to do romantic looks that don’t require anything but a flat iron, a mirror, a hair tie, studded bobby pins if you like, and some hair spray. These two simple styles can really make your look special, and would be the perfect look for a date night or romantic dinner. They are fun to achieve, and even more fun to wear. Let’s get started!
Look 1: The Braided Ponytail with Waves
To get this look, you will need:
- Hair tie
- Studded bobby pins (optional)
- Hair spray
- Teasing comb
Here’s how you can get the look!
Step 1: Start with smooth, flattened hair that is completely dry. If you want to, apply a heat protectant spray before making use of your flat iron.
Step 2: Grasp about a 3-5 inch section of hair on the crown of the head. Gently backcomb under to give added head shape, volume and depth in that area. When finished, smooth out the hair on top with the comb, but be sure not to comb out the back combed section.
Step 3: Gather all hair to the top side of the head as if you were going to make a pony tail on whichever side you prefer. I chose to do my style on the right side.
Step 4: Using all hair, create a simple regular three strand braid, making only three passes, and secure the braid with the hair tie. From there, you can use a bobby pin to mess the braid up and loosen it a bit, or leave it taught – it’s up to you. I chose to leave it taught to the head.
Step 5: Taking your flat iron, create some soft, flowy waves in the ponytail. You can achieve this by putting small sections of hair into the flat iron one at a time, clamping gently, twisting the flat iron either backwards or forwards – I prefer backwards – and pulling down gently with the iron, releasing it about one inch above the bottom of the hair. We want to create waves, not curls. Once the hair is released, gently pull down on the wave to open the wave up a bit, and move on to the next section of hair. You want these waves to be barely there, but enough that it adds dimension and style to the hair.
Step 6: Insert some diamond studded bobby pins, if you like, into the section where the small braid sits. This is optional.
Step 7: Give a quick once over with hairspray, and you’re done! Simple, easy, elegant and beautiful.
Now, for our next simple and easy romantic look.
Look 2: Soft Waves and Flips
This is one of the most simple looks to achieve with a flat iron, and it looks fantastic, romantic, sexy and is great for any occasion, event, or even to wear to work. Here’s what you need to get the look:
- Flat iron
To get this look, you will simply need to create some angles, waves and flips. This is easy to do by maneuvering the flat iron to the style you are opting for. In this case, to get angles, you will curve the hair in towards the face. To get flips, you will take the flat iron to the bottom of the hair, flipping outwards in a backward motion. To get waves, you will complete the same process as you would for flips, however; you will want to start mid-way up the hair, rather than at the bottom, and will stop about an inch before you reach the bottom and release the hair.
Here’s how to get the look:
Step 1: Create angles towards/around the face. These angles can be sharp, but be sure you don’t pull the flat iron around too much, because you will instead create curls.
Step 2: On the remainder of the hair, create waves and flips of various sizes. I do them all over, always starting midway down the hair for waves, and flips at the bottom of some of the hair.
Step 3: Spray with hairspray. Easy as pie! Looks stunning, and can be worn for any occasion.