Hair tutorial for mermaid waves by celebrity hairstylist Mark Hill
By: Carla Snuggs
This spring, it’s all about laid back, fuss-free hairstyles. Mermaid waves are a spring hairstyle trend and a great low- maintenance style for all the fun events you have planned. They are very easy to do, as long as you have the right products. British celeb hairstylist Mark Hill* shows Posh Beauty Blog how to gorgeous mermaid waves in 5 easy steps.
Start with clean, dry hair. It’s always best if your hair is in great condition, so use a regime like Mark Hill Salon Professional’s MiracOILicious range to nourish and add shine to your hair.
Take a section of hair and spray with Work it Girl Shine Protect and Control Spray. Run your fingers through the section to ensure it is evenly distributed. The spray will not only protect your hair from heated appliances up to 235°, it will also give your waves a great hold and gorgeous shine.
Wrap the section spirally around the barrel of a large tong or wand. Hold for a few seconds, and then unwind.
Immediately coil the wave towards your roots and secure with a pin curl clip. This is a great tip to ensure you get an even wave result throughout all of your hair and to make the waves last longer.
Do this through the rest of your hair, remembering the larger the section, the looser the wave. When all of your hair is done, spray over one more time with a light mist of Mark Hill Gorgeous! Work It Girl! Shine, Protect and Control Spray and allow to cool completely before removing the clips.
Rub either some Miracoilicious Argan Oil through your fingers and then comb through the waves to separate, define and enhance. Now, you can finish your style here by just misting Defrizz –ilicious Bedazzled Anti-Humidity Shine Spray over to give a real mermaid shine. However, you can change the look to suit you by adding small braids around the front hairline, or like in the feature image, braiding the top section back to leave the waves to cascade down your back. Have fun with your style!
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*Mark Hill is one of the defining influences on British hair styling. He is still the only hair stylist outside London to have won the title of ‘British Hairdresser of the Year’ twice and the only UK hair stylist to have ever won the prestigious ‘International Hairdresser of the Year’ accolade twice in succession, firmly establishing his global status as the ‘Master of Sexy, Wearable Hair.’
What are your favorite, go-to, no-fuss hairstyles? Leave a comment and let us know!