I start by applying Verb Volume Spray on damp hair up to the roots. I like it because it’s super light and doesn’t leave my hair oily.
Afterwards, I blow-dry my hair upside down with my travel-sized T3 Micro Blowdryer on medium heat. I make sure to concentrate on the roots to get that extra lift. Since the T3 Micro is a dual voltage, it’s perfect for anywhere in the world and just as strong as a professional dryer.
When my hair is completely dry, I section it into a half ponytail so that it’s divided into two parts. I start with a 2-inch, vertical chunk from the bottom section of my hair, then use my favorite interchangeable T3 Micro Curling Iron to create a loose wave. I always start with clipping the barrel towads the top middle of my head, and leaving the ends of the hair out while curling. The first vertical section I curl away from the face. Next, I take another 2-inch section and curl it towards the face, still making sure to leave the ends out. I alternate the direction of my curls so that it gives my waves definition and separation. I repeat this step all throughout.
After everything is curled, I turn my head upside down again and shake the curls out with my fingers and then flip it back. I then spray IGK’s Down and Out Dirty Spray (side note: I use this spray on almost all my clients!) all over—but avoiding the roots—to add some second day hair texture. Then I start piecing the hair out and putting some of the waves in place to tame them.
Next, I take the crown area of my head and lightly tease it to create extra volume. After that I just shake it a little with my fingers to soften the shape. I’ll do one final spray with the Sebastian Re-Shaper Hairspray since it’s lightweight, brushable, and never sticky. My final step is rubbing Bumble and Bumble’s Brilliantine to the ends of my hair to add some extra messy pieces.