Ditch those stick-straight
strands for red-carpet inspired curls that’ll dazzle this season. Here’s how to
get amazing ringlets for all those soirees and dates in seconds. Don’t worry,
curly girls, we have tips for you, too!
If you’ve got 20 mins to get ready
OK, we’re soo into these teeny set of rollers. You can toss them in your tote
and do your hair right before Grandma serves up dinner. Start by rolling the
hair on the top of your head into the curlers (don’t worry if your locks aren’t
squeaky clean!). Then, clip each roller place. Continue all the way around your
head until your hair is all clipped up. Let the rollers cool. Carefully unwind
hair, starting at the bottom of your head. Loosen with your fingers and hit
strands with hairspray. Ta dah!
Conair Pro Mini Rollers, $11, amazon.com
If your party is tomorrow
Wanna get a jumpstart on your style? Go to bed with foam rollers in your hair.
You’ll wake up, shake out that mane and have pretty hair while you’re
unwrapping prezzies (or at dinner). Start with damp hair. Apply some mousse.
Roll your locks up in foam rollers—they’re totally inexpensive and can be found
at a drugstore. Remember: the smaller the roller, the tighter the curl. We like
bigger ones, for bouncier curls.
Then, hit the sack. In the morning, blast your hair with a blow-dryer on a low
setting to finish drying. Unroll the curlers. Apply some smoothing cream and
Conair Styling Essential Foam Rollers Extra Large, $4, cvs.com
If you’ve got curls or waves
If you just hopped out of the shower, apply some curl lotion and let hair air
dry or blow it out with a diffuser. Before your bash, use a wand-style curling
iron (it won’t have a clip) to touch up those ringlets. Use the curling iron on
any hair that’s misbehaving or is straighter than the rest of your strands (we
aren’t sure how that happens, either). Spritz on some hairspray and keep your
hands outta those curls all night. Gorge!
T-Studio Ceramic PEARL Professional Curling Wand, $30, ulta.com
BY ELIZABETH PIPER ON 12/24/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN hair, tips, party, holiday, fast