Cool Girl Texture 101
Need a little more edgy texture than beach waves? We’ve got you covered! We teamed up with one of coolest salons in Costa Mesa, Salty Blonde Cut Co. and had owner, Brittany Reenan, show us how to achieve edgy texture.
First, you’ll need a few things…. For this tutorial you’ll need a straightening iron for your cool girl texture. Plus a heat protector (Brittany recommends EVO Hot Tool Shaper) and your go-to hair spray. Let’s get started!
Section your hair starting with the bottom layer. Put the rest of your hair in a bun on the top of your head.
Apply heat protector.
Start on preferred side of hair with the top of the iron facing down. Taking one inch sections of hair, slowly pull hair in downward motion through the flat iron. This will create a subtle curl. Make sure NOT to curl the ends of the hair, and WATCH YOUR FINGERS.
Curl the next section in the opposite direction. Have the iron top facing up and slowly pull straightener through the hair.
Alternate the sections all the way around to the other side of your head to complete the bottom layer.
Pull down your middle layer of hair.
For this middle layer, you’re going to alternate techniques.
Start by keeping the flat iron level; And you’re going to twist your wrist back and forth as you pull the iron down the section of hair. This technique allows for a differently textured wave. See next three photos for an example.
For the next section of hair keep the top of the iron pointing up and slowing pull the iron through the hair, leaving the ends straight. (Just like the second section from above)
Repeat these techniques all the way around.
Let the rest of your hair down and, using the above mentioned techniques, finish the top layer the way you prefer around your face and the crown of your head.
Gently tousle with fingers and there are you have it, edgy beach waves.