This hairstyle is not at all difficult to master. Let us give you some great tips to create this awesome look with our Side Swept curl hair tutorial.
The red carpets and movie premiers near the award show season are witnessing a huge rise in the number of celebrities favoring the hot new trend of the “side swept curl hair style”. We are absolutely in love with how it looked on the sexy Penelope Cruz at the Golden Globe red carpet. This cute and romantic hair-do looks good at any age. Little girls at weddings and brides themselves can opt for this beautiful look and make their special day even more spectacular.
1. Things you will need
Just like with regular curls, you will need either a curling iron or hot rollers to get the soft curls that hang beautifully on the side. In our Side Swept curl hair tutorial, we are using the curling iron for this purpose, as we feel it gives the best result to achieve this elegant yet adorable look.
2. Partitioning the hair
Gently partition your hair to one side of the head. You can choose whichever side you think looks best on you. For our Side Swept curl hair tutorial, we have partitioned our model’s hair to the right as we think it will give more focus to her photogenic left side of the face. You can apply this idea to enhance a certain feature of your face like a beauty mole or even get an angle to focus on some special statement earrings, like these celebs are doing.
3. Curling the Top and Sides
Start curling the hair with the help of the curling iron. You can turn the hair clockwise towards the back of your neck and rotate the curling iron to assist the movement of the hair. As you can see in our Side Swept curl hair tutorial, start from the front layer and try not to flatten the ones that have been curled as you are going further behind the ears to do the rest of the hair.
4. Combing the Curls
After you have curled all your hair sections, now it is time to lightly loosen the curls to give a slightly beachy effect to the final look. We are slowly applying a wide toothed comb in our Side Swept curl hair tutorial to ensure that the curls are not trampled by excessive combing.
5. Puff and Twist
After combing the curls at the side of the head, proceed to use the same combing technique to slightly puff up the hair above the forehead. By doing this you will ensure that the hair don’t look too tight and fall-in nicely with the rest of the loosely-held effect that we are trying to achieve with this Side Swept curl hair tutorial.
6. Twist and pin
To get the final look in our Side Swept curl hair tutorial, we carefully twist the hair beginning from hair section near the left ear and keep twirling as we go to the back of the neck. Make sure to secure your hair with some strong bobby pins and try to overlap these pins so that they don’t come lose after some time.
7. Braid with side swept curl hair
Another twist to this stylish hair style is to add a braid to the whole look. Instead of twirling your hair on the side as we showed in our Side Swept curl hair tutorial, make a braid of the left section of your hair. Start close to the scalp and keep going to the nape of the neck. In the end, secure the braid with the help of bobby pins or clips.
8. Set and spray
The last step in this Side Swept curl hair tutorial, to achieve the final look for your hair is to apply a hair spray to gently settle down the frizz. This spray will also guarantee that your hair does not lose their curled shape.
9. Jazz it up
Although the hairstyle featured in our Side Swept curl hair tutorial looks good on its own but there are a variety of methods to make it even more alluring. You can add beautiful flowers or pearls in the hair to jazz them up a bit. This will be spectacular on a bride for a great wedding hair-do and also can be made for a prom night look.
10. Try it out
We have given you so many ideas to create the coveted Penelope Cruz look in our Side Swept curl hair tutorial. Why don’t you give it a try and come up with your own variations for this classic hair style.