Mermaid hair goals

So we might not be able to travel far this summer, but this doesn’t mean we can’t look the part. Give your clients mermaid wavy hair and some summer joy; and if this can’t make up for the holidays they dreamt of but couldn’t go for, it will certainly make their day – and weekend!

Here, Jo Robertson, Education Director at Wonderful Brands, explains how to achieve beachy mermaid hair goals this summer using a waving iron. Jo actually used the NewWave (see pic below) from Upgrade.

How to

Step 1. Start on freshly washed blow-dried hair (the hair should be 100% dry).

Step 2. Choose the heat setting according to hair type – 160° for fine, 180° for medium, 200° for coarse texture. Temperature can be adjusted from 130° to 220° depending on thickness and porosity of the hair.

Step 3. Split the hair into four quarters and clip each section away. Starting at the back of the hair, take a 1 to 2 cm deep section (a thinner section will create a stronger wave).

Step 4. Once the waver has heated to desired temperature, comb through the hair ensuring there are no knots of tangles, as these will create frizz. Open the waver fully and place the hair inside and clamp between plates and leave for approximately 10 seconds. We recommend taking a test strand to determine the strength of wave desired.

Step 5. Repeat along the length of the hair ensuring you place the wave after the last indent for a seamless blend.

Step 6. Repeat on each section of the hair.

Step 7. Finish by shaking the waves out and finishing with a texture spray for the ultimate beach effect.

There you are! Can’t get more summer-ready than this!