Monday, December 12, 2011

FOTD and Mermaid Hair How To

Hello Ladies. 
One of my good friends let me borrow her 3 barrel curling iron the other day. I have never really used one of these before so I wasn't sure how the crimpy waves would look on me. Let me tell you that I fell in love. She described it as "Mermaid Hair" I feel like it is mermaid/goddess/hippie/princess hair. Fo realz.
This look is more for the spring and summer but that doesn't mean you can't rock it in the winter time too! This would be great for something like a New Year's Eve party if you are looking to do something a little different with your hair. 
Did I mention that it is super easy?

Here is how to achieve this look! 

awkward face..
You will need two things..

1. A 3 barrel curling iron. 
I'm not sure of the exact size of t his one but it was kind of on the small side.
 Larger 3 barrels will obviously create larger waves. 

2. Any type of hair accessory connected to a bobby pin. 
I used a flower but a bow would be really cute. :)

-Take a one to two inch section of hair and place it in the 3 barrel curler towards the scalp
-Leave it in for about 10-20 seconds 
-Move from the head down towards the ends of the hair
-Don't forget to wave the ends of your hair!
-Once the all of the hair is crimped, take your bangs or hair near your face, twist it back and secure it with the bobby pin. 
I did not use any kind of hair products for this look (besides heat protectant). The waves held up really well but if your hair does not hold style very easily I would recommend a heat activated or flexible hold hair spray. 

And there ya go!

I did not have a lot going on makeup wise.
 I really was trying to go for a dramatic blush look using my new Milani blush!

MUFE Matte Velvet Plus Foundation 45
Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer 
Milani blush in Red Vino

MAC e/s in Cork

Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance 
Urban Decay e/s Sidecar on lid and lower lash line 
MAC e/s in Embark in crease
Urban Decay e/s in Sin on tear duct area
Urban Decay e/s in Virgin as brow highlight
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara



  1. Very pretty hair :) love the pink flower you put in your hair.

  2. your hair is so pretty! you look like jen aniston

  3. Your hair is soooo beautiful! and this hairstyle suits you perfectly.


  5. Very pretty. I really would like to invest in a waver. You are beautiful.

  6. I love it!!! Gorgeous <3

  7. Lol @ 'awkward face..' that cracked me up XD

    Your hair looks ah-maz-ing! I've been wanting one of these curlers for about a year but I think this post was the last straw.. too cute!

  8. Gorgeous! I wish I had the time to do this!



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