Bed To Brunch: Overnight Waves

If you’re like us (and 99.9% of women) you probably wish you could roll out of bed, walk out the door, and confidently say “I woke up like this.” Sounds like you?  Then this simple and stylish tutorial by Neroli Salon & Spa Hair Designer, Penelope, will turn into your newest warm weather go-to style.

Tools + Products used:

-Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
-Aveda Phomollient Stying Foam
-Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Creme
-Aveda Air Control
-clear elastics
-1″ curling iron
-blowdryer + diffuser (optional)

Step 1: Put Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother into damp hair, and gently comb to distribute the product throughout your hair.  Follow this by putting Aveda’s Phomollient styling foam into your still damp hair– I use this to give my hair extra hold + volume.

Step 2: French braid hair in 2 sections. The closer to your part line that you braid, the more volume you will get.

Step 3: Once you have finished braiding, secure each side with a clear elastic.

Step 4: Gently use your thumb + pointer finger to pull apart and softly loosen the braids. Be careful not to loosen the braids too much, as this can make your finished result very uneven.

Optional: Don’t have time to do this before bed, but still want those sexy waves? You can use your diffuser and dry your hair on low force and high heat until hair is 90-95% dry.

Step 5: Whether you slept in your braids or diffused them, once they are dry start heating up your curling iron. Take out braids and shake hair well to loosen them up.

Step 6: With your 1″ curling iron, keep the clamp closed, and wrap triangle sections around the iron leaving the last 1/2″ to 1″ of hair out. This will create a “beachy effect”.

Step 7: Let the waves cool down. After cooled, lightly pull them out with your fingers using Aveda’s Air Control hairspray to help separate the curls. Gently shake hair as you spray the Air Control to keep waves soft rather than stiff or crunchy. Finish off with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Nourishing Style Cream to smooth down frizz, if needed.


This blog was written by Neroli Downtown Hair Designer, Penelope. To schedule a hair service with Penelope, call 414.227.2888.

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