How To: Quick Curls

Happy Weekend! I don't have any plans, and sometimes weekends like that are the best. Maybe a movie marathon is in order? Tell me all about your plans! Well, if you need a hairstyle that is super fast (and a great basic technique to learn) try out my Quick Curls:

 T O O L S:

  • 1 in curling iron
  • heat protectant spray
  • hairspray (optional--I don't use any!)
M E T H O D:
  • I've missed having some curls around here, so I hope you enjoy this tutorial! Brush and spray hair with heat protectant. Plug and turn on curling iron. Choose as low of a setting as you can use to avoid damage.
  • To make this process faster, I divide my hair in half, with hair over each shoulder. I also like to work from back to front, placing curled sections to the back as I complete them, but use whatever method you'd like.
  • Use 1 inch sections for this hairstyle, just like the curling iron's barrel. I chose this size because I wanted tighter curls, and since so many of you say that curls fall out for you, the hair will still look pretty once the curls fall. Use a smaller barrel for tighter curls and larger for larger.
  • Curl from the end of the hair to the root, twirling the wand just like you're wrapping your hair in a roller. You aren't doing a spiral wave here, so no wrapping the hair around the barrel; roll it up.
  • Release the curl gently by pulling the wand down. You'll end up with what I call sausage curls. If you're entering a Shirley Temple contest, feel free to stop here. ;)
  • Let curls cool to avoid curls falling out faster. 
  • Shake out curls by raking fingers through them. Don't brush your hair.
  • Spray with hairspray for hold if desired.
  • This should take about 5 minutes of curling and 5 minutes of cooling. That's it!
Another way to style the curls later in the day/second day

Have a great weekend!
Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

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  1. The curls look good! Protecting my hair is the one step I'm guilty of not doing!

  2. Really cute! Your curls look so pretty when they fall out, not like mine, which just sag

  3. Have a great weekend to you too, Elle:) And love how your curls turned out!

  4. Your curls are beautiful!!

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  5. These curls are beautiful! It seems to me that no matter how I try to curl my hair, it never turns out!


  6. Such pretty curls. Much as I'd love to try it on my hair,sadly mine would have straightened out after an hour or two. Have a great weekend!

  7. Those are great curlers (and great skills) - they give really nice shaped curls. Very pretty.

  8. Thank you for sharing. You make it look very easy. I love plans like that for the weekend. I unfortunately have to go to my very first football game. Maybe it will be more fun live then watching it on tv.

  9. Wow! All of that in only 5 minutes--impressive. I have to curl all the way from the ends to the roots like that.

  10. great post! I also love that necklace you are wearing!


  11. I love your DIY projects! And I am definitely going to try your apple scrub!!

  12. Pretty curls! I ought to wear my hair this way more often, but I'm usually too lazy. This weekend, I'm heading to a book festival here in DC and otherwise spending more time reading/writing. Life is good! :)

  13. Wow, the curls look great & you look wonderful!

  14. Hi Elle! Beautiful curls! I do mine the same way:) And yes, weekends with no plans are the BEST! I hope you enjoy it.


  15. I love everything about this! your curls came out perfect and you look stunning!


  16. Wow you have fabulous hair! the curls are perfect!
    Also you have amazing teeth, sooo white<3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  17. Just helped you get one follower closer to 1000 ;) I love having curled hair, I'm always looking for new curling methods. There's tons out there! Thanks for sharing.

  18. a movie marathon sounds wonderful! its going to be rainy in chicago so i think that is what i'll do this weekend. xo mucho love jillian

  19. I do my hair like this nearly every morning. Love it!

  20. your curls are beautiful! and i LOVE your necklace!

  21. Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to trying some of the skin tips and tricks you have! And, your curls look beautiful!


  22. Amazing! Love how quick and easy this tutorial is. You look lovely!

    Alexandra xo


  23. Pretty curls and fun necklace! Have a great weekend!

  24. You're going to think I'm nuts, but for the longest time I used to brush my hair after curling and always always ended up with a frizzed out mess - you'd think I'd learn! I love your one shoulder look.

  25. Pretty! Hope you havea happy weekend!

  26. Hi Elle, love this, it will be a great break away from straight hair, Can you use any type of ruling iron, wide barrel or narrow?

  27. Beautiful hair. I wish I could play like this.

  28. Thats a great tutorial hun! I'm useless at curling my hair, it always just falls out after like 15 minutes! Yours looks lovely though!

    Hope you have a great weekend sweetie!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

  29. thanks for the follow, now following you back on gfc. great tutorial!


  30. My weekend is just like yours - relaxing and lots of blogging :)

    I always want to do curls, but I never seem to find time in the morning to do it, even though it shouldn't take that long! :( You look gorgeous with your curls and that flawless skin of yours! :)

  31. Your hair looking beautiful. I'm going to attempt to curl my short bob for tonight!
    xx PC

  32. love this soo much dear! you look fab <3

    Alexa <3

  33. I really need to get one of those wands... The weather here is not straight hair friendly... Ha!

  34. you really have such beautiful perfect hair! so lucky!


  35. OMG your hair is GORGEOUS!! I'm so jealous!!!! Hope you are having a lovely weekend darling!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

  36. fabulous curls elle! and i love your necklace. i've been watching movies on cable and my netflix :D

  37. So pretty! I can't ever get mine to hold them...

  38. wonderful necklace :)

  39. Looks great love! I've been so lazy lately, I haven't picked up a curling iron... or even a blow dryer in like a month. The sock bun is my new bff

  40. Beautiful, and you made it look so easy! When I had longer hair I was always way too lazy to curl it haha. You look lovely. :)

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  41. So pretty!


  42. Your hair looks beautiful! I love the quick curls! It is similar to the technique I use when I work with a curling iron. Thanks for sharing!
    - Heather

  43. Great curls tutorial! Love your blog.. your newest follower :)


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