The texture movement has created a desire for shiny, bouncy coils, a step forward from the beachy waves and loose mixed curls that have dominated over the past several years. To create these looks, a layered chin length haircut sets the foundation for any number of curl enhancing and coil creating techniques. To create these looks, a layered chin length haircut sets the foundation for any number of curl enhancing and coil creating techniques.
For those with natural texture: start with clean, damp, detangled hair: Apply a leave-in conditioner to add moisture and then a mix of a few drops of shine serum with ample amounts of curl enhancing gel, lotion or cream. Gel works best if your natural curl needs support while a lotion or cream may be more ideal for tighter curls.
Once product has been applied and combed through to distribute evenly, take one-inch square sections. Twirl section with your finger and then twist section until it buckles upon itself forming into a mini rosette-like bun. Clip or pin section in place and move on to other sections until all hair is twisted up. Allow to hair to air dry completely or use a hood dryer and cool thoroughly before undoing the clips. Uncoil each section, break them up slightly, flip head over, and tousle hair to unlock the texture. Try not to over handle hair, as it may become frizzy.
For those with no or minimal texture: Apply a thermal protection spray and a root booster and then rough dry hair. Mist small sections of completely dry hair with styling spray and wrap tightly around an extra small curling iron. Hold the section in place a few seconds to set the curl and then release. Continue until all sections are curled. Allow to cool completely before shaking your curls out and misting with finishing spray.
Hair: Leonardo Rizzo for Sanrizz
Photographer: Andres Reynaga
Makeup: Lee Pearson
Styling: Rubina Marchiori