Monday, November 17, 2014

Everyday Looks

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Do you ever stumble across an invention that blows your mind and changes your entire world?  Leaving you to revel in the madness that is modern technology (think apps that turn your phone into a remote, heated car seats, wifi DSLR memory cards). Well, my beauty-challenged self did this weekend in the hair styles department. That's right. Those curls above, that style I've only been able to pay for due to my own personal hand + hot object maneuvering problems was achieved with a modern invention that I can hardly describe. The Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret. 

I was so thrilled by the curls I achieved yesterday that I wore them out to a birthday party and showed them off (I never do this because my "curls" a la curling iron usually look like some version of crimping and hair frizz thrown together on my head). I was bragging about the Curl Secret to the people at the party, many of whom had heard of the device but been skeptical of whether or not it really worked. Here's my photographic evidence folks. It looks intimidating and too good to be true, but if you're at all challenged to do quick, all-day, everyday, perfect, variable size curls, I've got your answer right here.

Below are two looks that I styled using a variety of Conair tools and accessories that I got at Walmart, pictured below. I also had the opportunity to use the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer to pre-dry my hair before styling with the Curl Secret. I'd like to re-emphasize that I'm the girl that had to pay to get loose, standard curls for her engagement photos because I am so completely terrible with styling tools that I knew it'd be a dangerous endeavor to even attempt it myself. $50 salon visits no more.





Easy loose waves are always my favorite and most envied hairstyle on other (more skilled) women. They wear all day - starting tighter and growing loose and bohemian as the day or night wears on. I achieved this look by: first washing and conditioning my hair, letting it dry for about 20 minutes in a towel and adding some shine serum. I then blow-dryed with the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ dryer (it was fast, about 5-8 minutes total for bone-dry hair) and once my hair was completed dry, used the Curl Secret to form loose curls. The Curl Secret has a few settings for either tight or loose curls and I went with the lowest and coolest setting to get a wavy look. It took me about 20 minutes to achieve these curls and with some touchable hairspray and a bit of anti-frizz cream, set it. My curls lasted over 6 hours looking like they did above and then loosened a bit as the night wore on. 





My second look is one of my favorite romantic looks for everyday hair. I love a half-up, half-down look and to keep it simple, fresh, and easy. You can see that my "before" shot is of my naturally semi-dry wavy hair. It looks imperfectly unkempt and my waves are usually just frizzy and a pain to deal with! To achieve my "after" curls, I followed the same procedure as the first look (minus conditioner today), drying my hair fully and then curling. I did a loose and fast curl today using larger sections of hair that was a bit freer than yesterday's wavy look. The curling process took about 15 minutes and then I finished it off with Conair bobby pins by taking a section of curled hair (about a 1/2") from the front of my head on both sides, twisting them, and pinning them behind my head with two bobby pins. I traditionally do this for work with straight hair but it works even better with curls and is super simple.

21 comments

  1. Both looks are gorgeous and you/ your hair looks flawless!

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  2. Absolutely love your hair!!!!

    kisses

    ❤️

    THE CIHC

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  3. lovely look

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  4. Hair is looking gorgeous, and I love that fuzzy sweater you are wearing!

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  5. Beautiful.I'm following you on Bloglovin and would love if you could follow me back.
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  6. I've been using that same curling iron for a year now! I loved how it worked on my long hair and now it give my short hair that is growing out some body (since it is so fine!).

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  7. Your hair looks amazing! Love conair.

    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  8. This hair is perfect for a party! :) Looks beautiful!

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  9. Your hair looks beautiful! I am completely hairstyle challenged. I'll have to check out the Conair tools!

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  10. Your model is adorable - is that you?

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  11. It is! :) Thanks for the compliment, Bill!

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  12. I love conair products! I think they're great when it comes to hair styling. I've used a conair hair dryer and curling iron for YEARS and I refuse to try anything else!

    - MeYouandHayleyLarue.com

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  13. Your hair looks so pretty! I use a few conair products and love them!

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  14. I have to admit, I've been so intrigued by the Curl Secret and seeing these photos has me convinced that I need one in my life - your hair looks absolutely gorgeous!
    xox,
    Cee

    www.cocoandvera.com

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  15. LOVE the curl secret!

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  16. Having stick straight hair of course I wish I had beachy way curls instead but have no hair skill. I'll have to take a look and see if it's fool proof enough for me too

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  17. Beautiful, as always. My hair has always had just enough wave in it to constantly look disheveled, and the only way it will hold a curl is with a bottle of super-glue. Add to that the fact that I too share your hand and hot objects maneuvering problems, and it will not come as a shock when I say that curling my hair has always been something I have completely avoided. This might be worth checking out though, although I don't know if I have the patience to even try anymore.

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  18. Your hair looks lovely, and you look absolutely stunning in these pictures. Breathtaking!

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  19. Your hair looks so, so, so pretty! I have the Curl Secret and it's the only thing that actually holds in my hair. #client

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  20. Your hair looks great, love the loose waves!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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