Julianne Hough proves that romantic waves can easily go from day to night! “Although her defined side part reassures us that this is a play on a much more refined style, there’s still something really unpolished and sexy about this look because she is wearing it loosely tucked behind her ear,” points out Los Angeles-based celebrity hairstylist Bruce Tyndall. In fact, he thinks this is the perfect style for mid-length hair. “My clients often feel unsure of how to achieve a sophisticated look when their locks are not quite long enough for a full on updo,” he explains. “But in all honesty, this look is much more desirable and contemporary! Imagine being able to jump right into that long black gown after finishing up a frantic Friday at the office. This is the perfect go-to ‘do for both a formal and casual occasion.”
How to Achieve This Julianne Hough Hair Look:
Step 1: Apply Pureology Colour Fanatic to damp, freshly washed hair. Not only will this vegan product replace your basic detangling spray, but with 21 essential benefits, it will also prime, protect and perfect every strand.
Step 2: Now, apply Redken Velvet Gelatine from the roots of your hair through the ends. This volumizing blow dry gel is great if you’re looking to maintain volume and curl all night long. The blow dry itself, however, is the most important step, according to Bruce. “Your hair has a memory of its own, so it’s crucial that you blow body and curl into your hair from a wet state,” he warns. If this step is skipped, odds are that the curls you are about to put in with the iron will drop within a few hours.
Step 3: Next, apply Brazilian Blowout Instant Volume Body Boost Powder to the roots of your hair and establish a severe side part. This unique translucent powder gives your tresses the extra grip needed to maintain your heavy side part without loosing the lift that you have worked so hard to create in the blow dry. Bruce says it is critical that you establish your side part before locking in the curl pattern in order to maintain the sleekness at the root of your hair.
Step 4: Using Enzo Milano’s 25mm Round Classic Clipless Curling Iron, add waves to your hair. Start with the hair surrounding your face. To maintain consistency, take one-inch sections of hair and wrap them around the barrel pointing away from your face. Repeat until all of your hair is tightly curled.
Step 5: Afterwards, apply a dime-sized amount of Phyto Phytolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum to freshly curled locks. This lightweight product works faultlessly to add shine and enhance the natural beauty within your hair.
Step 6: Now gently comb through your hair with a wide-toothed comb, which will allow you to interlock all of the individually curled sections into a relaxed and sultry wave pattern.
Step 7: Tuck the remaining hair behind your ear and loosely pin it into place. It’s important that you over direct and pin the hair around your neckline, advises Bruce. This will exaggerate your part as your hair begins to cascade to one side.
Step 8: Finally, spray your waves with Living Proof’’s Flex Shaping Hairspray. This workable hairspray allows you to tame any remaining flyaways while leaving your locks touchable and soft.
If you loved this Julianne Hough hair tutorial, you’ll love learning how to recreate her bombshell braided updo as well!