Step 2) We need to create quite a bit of curl to get that pulled-back wave look. Here's how I do it without rollers. Starting at the top of my head I take a small section of hair, give it some hairspray, and back comb it a bit at the base.
Step 3) Roll that section up in your curling iron and let it sit from 8-12 seconds (you know your own hair's needs).
Step 4) Carefully pull the curling iron out of the rolled curl you just made, re-roll the curl up if you have to into that shape, and pin down.
Step 5) Continue to do this to sections of hair all over your head. The reason you want to pin down your curls is that you will get far more curl for far longer if you not only heat up the hair in a curled shape, but also let it cool down that way.
Step 6) Allow all your pinned down curls to cool in their position.
Step 7) Take out pins, unroll curls, and lightly comb through. Also, take a moment to pop a place-holder headband onto your head wear your tie-on headband will go eventually.
Step 8) Pull your hair to one side and create a tight ponytail. Make sure to get some of the volume back around your head by pulling some of the hair back up from the pony.
Step 9) Create a messy bun by first lightly back-combing the hair in your ponytail, then holding your ponytail up, securely pin the hair down above the base of the ponytail. You can then pin the hair that hangs down securely below the base of your ponytail.
There! A Golden Globes-worthy look.
Tomorrow's post: Watercolor of Elizabeth Taylor