It’s All About the Curls

Before having kids, I was a hairstylist. I enjoyed helping people transform their look and feel confident. Even though I no longer work in a salon, I love getting the chance to style a friend’s hair for a special occasion. I’m often asked how I curl my hair. There’s not a standard answer. Everyone has different hair types, textures, thicknesses, and lengths. I’m happy to share some basic tips on how you can achieve these looks at home!

Katie’s hair has a normal texture. To achieve her curls, I used a flat iron. This does take a bit a practice, but it’s great for achieving this look! You can find some great tutorials online that take you through the process step-by-step.
Tip: Curl the front away from your face. Don’t make the curls too perfect and you don’t have to curl everything. For Katie, I took bigger sections (about 3-4 inches).
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Alisa’s hair is fine, thin, and doesn’t hold a curl very well. I used a 1-inch curling iron and took bigger sections.
Tip: Curl the front away from your face. Don’t make the curls too perfect and you don’t have to curl everything. Using a volumizing product on your hair before you blow dry is recommended!
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Tara’s hair is coarse, thick, and curly. I used a 2-inch curling iron and ran it through the base of her hair first to help smooth
Tip:  When blow drying your hair, use a round brush to get it as smooth as possible. Curl the front away from your face. Take about 2-inch sections and run the curling iron through the entire hair shaft first to help tame any frizz.
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When I see a hairstyle I like, I find some time (typically when the kids are sleeping) and just play around to see how I can achieve the look. Once you’ve discovered what works best for you, it’ll make styling your hair easier and quicker!


Jamie Lacey
Jamie married her high school sweetheart in June 2007. Originally from Iowa, they moved out east for a few years, but couldn’t wait to get back to the Midwest! She's a hairstylist turned stay-at-home-mom to their daughters, 5-year-old Charlotte, 2-year-old Emma and baby Hazel. If you run into Jamie around town, you're sure to find her girls in matching outfits from head to toe! During naptime, she enjoys searching for her next DIY project on Pinterest. She has an unhealthy obsession for ice cream, chocolate, and candy! Shopping, date nights, discovering new local restaurants, baking, party planning, road trips, and spending time with friends and family are just a few things that Jamie loves to do!


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