I am a firm believer that beauty comes from inner confidence along with a strong daily practice of gratitude. It also comes from truly knowing yourself, what works best for you, and what keeps you happy and healthy. I’ve received a lot of love lately on social media regarding my day-to-day beauty routine, and I am so happy to start sharing my go-to tricks with you!
First up, let’s talk hair. As many of you probably know (and have the prom pictures to prove it!) it’s very easy to go overboard with a curling iron. Over the years, I’ve found a handful of products that I love and a quick daily process that creates the perfect waves for any occasion. Whether I’m shooting and scouting in a t-shirt and jeans, or catching up with clients for a night out, here’s how I create easy, polished curls every day! Xx
After washing and conditioning my hair, I carefully towel dry my locks. I use a very affordable shampoo and conditioner: L'Oreal EverPure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
Then, I apply BUMBLE AND BUMBLE INVISIBLE OIL HEAT/UV PROTECTIVE PRIMER (shop it below!) Spraying 2 to 3 pumps into the palm of my hand, I work it into the ends of my hair. I don't love when products weigh down my hair, but I love this oil! It’s very lightweight and a little goes a long way. I have been using this for years!!
Before I blow it dry, I brush my damp hair and part it down the middle. Then, I use the absolute best hair dryer I have ever owned!! The DRY BAR ‘BUTTERCUP’ HAIR DRYER (shop it below!) is my favorite and cuts my dry time in half... no joke. It’s a little pricey, but completely worth it. This big, yellow mamma jamma goes everywhere with me. While maintaining the part, I get my hair about 90% dry.
The bigger the round brush, the better! Just like the old Southern saying goes... “the higher the hair the closer to…” you know. I take the brush ULTA LARGE BARREL BRUSH (shop it below!) to smooth out any fly-aways, especially with the top portion of my crown. I section off my layers (while still maintaining the part!) and dry with a round brush throughout. This smooths out my layers, gives a boost of volume, and keeps the frizz under control.
Next, I turn to an oldie but goodie. I’ve been using a HOT TOOLS 1.5-INCH CURLING IRON (shop it below!) for years, and it’s such a great tool that lasts. To achieve that beachy waves look, I break up each side into thirds and curl each section away from the face. I start the curl towards the root and leave about 2 inches at the end uncurled. This ensures a more natural look—and less like I am on my way to a dance recital circa 1991!
Step 6: The most important step! This next product is literally a unicorn in a bottle—not kidding, it’s pure magic and every women needs to own this. It’s called BUMBLE AND BUMBLE DRYSPUN (shop it below!), and it’s a super light texturizing spray that’s the perfect finishing touch. Think: Victoria’s Secret model mid-runway type volume! After each curl, I spray a little bit of this at my root. And when I’ve completely curled all the way through, I spray a little bit more again, only at the root. After letting it set for a minute, I run my hands through my tresses to loosen all the curls... and that’s it.