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Loose Curls Are Hot Right Now

Loose Curls

Hot new hairstyles for spring-big loose curls

Memphis hairdresser Larry DeLancey sees end of the flat hairstyle look, and I say good riddance! I for one, am glad to see a return to more feminine hair dos of soft curls. These hair dos will work with many face shapes, hair types and hair designs. Here, courtesy of commercialappeal.com is a look at some of Larry’s thoughts:

Memphis hairdresser Larry DeLancey saw plenty at the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show this month including punk hair with rainbow color streaks and eyelash extensions.

But the main message was hair styled in big loose curls, he said, whether they fell over shoulders or were swept up in a messy “bed head” do for weddings and proms. Bobs are going soft curls too.

Soft curls were all over the recent Academy Awards too. Salma Hayek liked them long and flowing; Naomi Watts wore them messy at the back of her head.

Memphis is usually a step behind in accepting a new hairstyle, said DeLancey. Teens cling to their straight Gwyneth Paltrow hair; mature women are still doing flippies, a la Halle Berry. Nevertheless “I’ve seen a lot more people wanting soft curls than straight hair,” he said.

Soft curls are created with setting spray and hot curlers or a curling iron with at least 1 1/4 -inch barrel, said DeLancey. Longer hair must be cut in layers to keep the hair from pulling out the curl, he said.

Thick, coarse hair may require a body perm. Fine to medium hair can be coaxed into lasting loose, curls with Texture Fusion by Scruples, a perm done on sponges, he said. You can style it by simple scrunching or you can use a curling iron.

Wavy bobs, a fresh look with movement for short hair, can be created at home using a three-barreled waving iron, he said.

At the beauty show he saw punky mullets streaked in “party colors,” he said, but longer side hair made them not so extreme. Extensions were even more popular, and now eyelashes are being lengthened with synthetic hair bonded to one’s own lashes with bonding glue. It costs from $350 to $550, he said.

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