In this tutorial we’re going to help you create the popular (and sexy) S-bend wave in your hair – all with your hair straightener. Also referred to as a ‘flat wave’ where you’ve probably seen this look on numerous celebrity Instagram feeds.
So, wash your hair, blow dry it straight and settle in for our straight-forward tutorial on the classic S-bend wave.
S-BEND WAVE STEP #1:
Part your hair in the centre.
Using a pin tail comb for added accuracy, part your hair in the middle. You might be thinking, ‘why in the middle?’, but we feel the S-bend wave takes its best form when evenly framing the face.
S-BEND WAVE STEP #2:
Rub a high performing serum or oil (we recommend Morccanoil Treatment which you can purchase at your nearest Regis salon) in the palms of your hands and distribute evenly through the mid-lengths and ends. Smooth the product through your hair with the ghd paddle brush.
S-BEND WAVE STEP #3:
Spray hair all over with the ghd curl hold spray to help add definition, lock in the memory of your wave, and protect against heat styling.
S-BEND WAVE STEP #4:
Using your ghd straighteners start clamping the hair (gently) into an S-shape bend. Do not glide the straighteners as you would normally, instead clamp-press down the entire length of hair. Follow the bend all the way until the end, taking sections and repeating the method until you finish the whole side.
Tip: Hold the section of hair just below the straighteners and gently push upwards to help create a natural ‘bend’ in the hair. Use this as a guide when deciding where to clamp the straighteners.
S-BEND WAVE STEP #5:
Repeat the method on the opposite side. Or, if you’d prefer to concentrate the wave around your face, focus on creating waves throughout your face-framing sections, as shown here:
S-BEND WAVE STEP #6:
Finish the look with a shine spray to add a healthy shine, and look in your style with a hairspray. Gently brush through for a relaxed, natural look.
And that’s it! It might seem pretty apparent now, having read the step by steps, why it’s called a ‘flat wave’ style. The flat iron presses the hair down, rather than wrapping the hair around a tong which creates volume.
We love this flat S-wave style as it’s an understated (but equally chic) way to inject life into hair without going overboard with volume. You’ll be seeing natural, face-framing waves everywhere in the summer (even if it is from the comfort of your own home) – and as usual, we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
We love seeing your #athome creations, so don’t forget to tag us @regisuk in your hairstyles and we’ll repost our favourite!