Our resident beauty vlogger and hair styling extraordinaire Nikki Phillippi is back with another amazing video, as part of our Style It On series. Having accepted the challenge from Zoella, Nikki has created an easy tutorial, showing you how she creates 2 stunning medium-length curly hairstylesthat you can wear from day to night!
So, if you’re ready to rock the curly hairstyle of your dreams, watch the video above, and read on for a step-by-step guide for the 2 stylish looks you won’t be able to live without.
Medium-length curly hairstyles by Nikki Phillippi: Daytime waves
To prep your hair, squirt a tennis ball-sized amount of the VO5 Volume Mousseinto the palm of your hand, and then scrunch your hair to distribute the product. This mousse will help to make your hair appear fuller, more volumised, and help protect it from heat damage!
Section your hair.
After letting your hair air dry, brush through your mane to remove any knots and tangles. Then, divide your hair horizontally into 2 equal sections. Clip the top half out of the way for now (we’ll come back to it later!).
Curl your hair.
Working with 2 inch-wide sections of hair at a time, curl the bottom section of your hair with a curling wand or tong. Then, release the top section, and curl all of that hair, too!
Tip: To achieve sultry beachy waves, Nikki likes to curl each section of hair in a different direction. She also leaves the very ends of her hair straight, for a more natural look.
Curl your bangs (optional).
If you have a long fringe, curl it away from your face to create a sweeping wave. Then, clip your fringe to the side of your head until it has completely cooled.
And just like that, the first of your medium-length curly hairstyles is complete! Now go and show off those voluptuous curls!
Medium length curly hairstyles by Nikki Phillippi: Elegant evening look
Re-curl any flat strands.
After a whole day of showing off your gorgeous wavy ‘do, your mane may need a little refreshing before your evening out! So, to take your hairstyle from day to night, start by lightly brushing through your strands to smooth them. Then, re-curl any sections of hair that need a little boost, but this time, curl all of your hair in the same direction.
Create a twist
Next, take a small section of hair from near the right side of your forehead, and divide it into 2 smaller sections. Twist the sections around each other, to create a hair twist. Then, wrap this twist around the back of your head and pin it into place.
Create another twist, but this time, using a section of hair from near the left side of your forehead. Wrap this around the back of your head so that it meets the other twist in the middle, and then pin it into place.
Guess what? Your evening Grecian rope crown hairstyle is complete! And how easy was that?!
Now that you’ve mastered these 2 medium-length curly hairstyles, be sure to check out Zoella’s recent video (if you haven’t already!), to learn how she creates gorgeous side-swept curls. Trust us: you don’t want to miss this one!
Products to steal the look
Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo
Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Conditioner
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