Happy Friday! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe St. Patricks Day yesterday, me and my friends spent the day in Waterford with a spot of lunch in the Kazbar after the parade and relived our youth at the amusements on the quay. I have to say it was probably the most enjoyable Paddy’s Day I’ve had which goes to show that it’s not ALL about spending the day in the pub! There was a fantastic atmosphere around the city and it was so cute to see little kids faces beaming with delight 😄
On Wednesday night my friends and I went out for a few sociables in the city and so I decided to do something a little bit different with my hair. At Pippa’s Fashion Factory in February, which you can read about in full here, Sue Brophy demonstrated an effortless curly hairdo which I gave a lash myself. The style actually acted as a 2 in 1, so I had one look for the daytime and a different one for the night. What you’ll need to recreate this is:
- A barrel curler, (I used one without a clamp)
- Bobby Pins
- A Bobbin
Step 1: I washed my hair the night before so it was fresh on Wednesday morning. Curls hold better in the hair when it’s washed the night before also. To start off I pulled my hair into a high ponytail using the bobbin to hold it in place.
Step 2: I divided the ponytail into about 6 medium sized sections as I have quite thick hair. For someone with thiner hair, you will have less sections, just ensure that they’re medium in size, not too small as you’ll be left with those Irish dancing curls instead! 😁
Step 3: With each section I wrapped it around the curler, facing the curl in towards my head. Hold the curl in place for a minute or so; the thicker your hair, the longer you should hold it.
Step 4: I continued to hold the curl in place as I pulled the curler out from the side of it. I did this so the curl would hold its shape and then secured it in place with a bobby pin. Continue steps 3 and 4 with each section of hair and you’ll be left with a bun that looks similar to when you use a doughnut ring in it, like so:
It took about 10 minutes to do in the morning and that’s with my thick hair! It also stayed put while I was in college and out and about that day. In the evening time I did my make up first, then removed the pins and bobbin, shook it out with my fingers, ran some hairspray throughout and et voilà!
There was absolutely no need for me to run the curler through it again or to fix the curls in any way, my friends even commented that it looked like I had just had a curly blow dry done in it! This is definitely a look I’ll be trying again and again, it’s especially handy if you have an event to go to after work or when you know you’ll be tight for time to get ready in the evenings.
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Love, Denise x