January 24, 2012

Charlize Headband Hair Tutorial

As promised in yesterday's post on how to make a Charlize Theron inspired headband, here is the hair tutorial to match.

Step 1) Good morning! Clean, brushed, ready to go.

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.

Step 10) Lastly, tie on your shiny headband. You can do this over the small place-holder headband you put on earlier or not. It's up to you. It can give your do some extra support if you leave it on.

There! A Golden Globes-worthy look.

Tomorrow's post: Watercolor of Elizabeth Taylor

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  1. So Beautiful!

  2. I've always wondered how to get my boring (straight!) hair to look like this... thanks for the tutorial, will have to try...

    1. Let me know how it goes. :) Thanks for stopping!

  3. Thanks for such a thorough tutorial! I love the step by step photos...and I can't wait to try this!

  4. Where did you get your headband from??

    1. I made it here:

  5. Thank you for this! I have a new hair style for Christmas dinner. I look great.

  6. Headband makes your hair look fantastic. This just shows how different headbands can emphasize and create absolutely stunning look. Well done!!!