How to Curl Your Long Hair—Perfectly, Every Time
You'll never want to play it straight ever again.
Published Nov 14, 2017 7:55 AM
Describing your hair type as “medium” may feel so uninspiring, but the silver lining is that you have a seemingly endless array of styling options. “This hair type may not take a lot of work to style bigger or smaller, it’s flexible and usually easy to work with,” says Jon Reyman, the master hairstylist and founder of Spoke & Weal.
Use a light shampoo, and a richer conditioner. Reyman loves Aveda Smooth Infusion conditioner for medium hair.
Use a blow dryer with the nozzle attachment (Reyman swears by the Dyson Supersonic Dryer). “The nozzle helps direct the heat and concentrate the airflow, so it’s more of a refined blow dry.” Use a Vess brush when drying hair so hair doesn’t get too tight or straight.
Now, for the main show! Set your curling iron on high heat. Grab sections and twist around the iron. Hold for a second and release. Repeat until all your hairs are happy and curled.
Once finished, run through hair with your hands to break up the curl. “It’s super natural with not being overly done, but still really pretty,” says Reyman.
Run a bit of frizz protection cream through the mid-length and ends of hair, Reyman recommends Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother. And then add some volumizing tonic for a little tackiness and va va voom. Christophe Robin makes a great Volumizing Mist.
Hair by Jon Reyman using Aveda. Makeup by Chantecaille’s National Artistry Ambassador Eddie Hernandez using Chantecaille. Produced by Lahaina Alcantara. Styled by Rachel Besser. Special thanks to Spoke & Weal for being awesome.