How to Style Long Hair: Beach Waves & Messy Bun

We’ve got another special treat for you today – a blog post from the lovely Torie Bliss! Today Torie will be showing us how she styles her 24” Ombre extensions. Since she’s #hairinspo all day, every day we thought, who better? Torie, take it from here, girl!

How to Style Long Hair 

How to Style Long Hair

Who doesn’t love long hair?

I’m all about loooong luscious locks – I love to look at them, style them, pretty much anything to do with long hair is my #hairgoals. Which is exactly why I love my Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions so much. My hair is already quite long, but this set gives me a couple of extra inches and wonderful thickness.

If you have long hair (or are using hair extensions to achieve long hair), you’ll know that it’s not as easy to style as some may think. That’s why I’ve come up with the perfect long hair style: beachy waves and a half up messy bun.

Beachy waves are the perfect no-fuss hairstyle because they are meant to look lived-in. Add in a super easy messy bun, and you’ve got a match made in long hair heaven. I also have a trick to make your messy bun come out the same every. single. time. Do I have you hooked yet? Let’s get this party started!

If you’re using hair extensions, you can go ahead and clip them in first.

How I clip in my Luxy Hair Extensions:

  1. First, add the first weft about 1/2 inch above the base of your hair line
  2. Then, proceed to clip each 2 clip weft on alternating sides
  3. Place the 3 clip wefts on a separate layer
  4. Add in the four clip wefts
  5. Then, clip 2 one clip wefts on each side of your head
  6. Finally, add the last one clip weft to the crown of your head.

For step by step video and photo instructions, you can check out this blog post on how to clip in Luxy Hair extensions!

How to: Beachy Waves for Long Hair

Tip from Torie: When choosing an iron for creating beach waves, make sure to use a barrel that is a uniform width from top to bottom, no tapering.

1. Split your hair into two equal section and pull it to the front

How to Style Long Hair

2. Take different sized sections from the original two sections are start making waves

How to Style Long Hair

3. Wrap each section away from your face and leave a few inches straight at the bottom

How to Style Long Hair

4. Release the curl off the iron into your hand and give it a little scrunch as it cools

Tip from Torie: This is a really important step – if you drop the curl hot, your long hair will weigh down the wave.

How to Style Long Hair

5. Repeat each of these steps with each section

How to Style Long Hair

6. Finish with a bit of texture spray and low-hold hairspray!  

How to Style Long Hair

How to: Messy Bun for Long Hair

If you want to take your hairstyle to the next level, a half-up messy bun is the perfect way to do it! This adds an extra element to your style, and the longer the hair, the more volume you can create.

How to Style Long Hair

1. Leave a few sections out around your face to soften the style and make it more whimsical!

2. Part a section of hair and start wrapping it into a ponytail.

How to Style Long Hair

3. On the final wrap, don’t pull your hair all the way through – leave a loop bun.

How to Style Long Hair

4. While holding the bun with one hand, pinch and pull at the base of the ponytail to give it volume and texture.

For the next few steps, you are going to be using the hair from the tail end of the ponytail

How to Style Long Hair

5. Take a section from the left part of the ponytail and twist it back towards the bun.

How to Style Long Hair

6. Working your way up and down the twist, pinch and pull at it to make it fluffy.

How to Style Long Hair

7. Take the twist and drape it over the base of the bun and pin into place

How to Style Long Hair

How to Style Long Hair

8. Repeat these steps on the right side.

How to Style Long Hair

How to Style Long Hair

And just like that, you’re done!

Waves and messy buns = perfect pair (PB&J!)

How to Style Long Hair

Thanks again to our beautiful friend Torie Bliss for being a guest contributor to our blog today! Make sure to check out Torie’s blog, and if you’re in Massachusetts, go visit her in person and have her create some magic on your hair!

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How-to: Romantic Updo Hair Style for Special Occasions

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means all things LOVE.

Luxy Hair Love

And what’s LOVElier than a new tutorial? (see what I did there?)

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

This week, our friend Alex Gaboury has created an amazing and simple updo for that big Valentine’s Day date, or any special occasion. This hair style would also be perfect for a bride, bridesmaid or wedding guest to wear on the big day.

Alex added in her 220g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to create this beautiful braided bun. The extensions help create volume and fullness, which is really important with updos

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

 

You can watch the full tutorial here, or scroll down for step-by-step instructions! 

 

How to: Romantic Updo Step by Step Tutorial

What you’ll need: A clear elastic band and several bobby pins

If you are using extensions: Clip your four-clip wefts together, and then your three clip wefts. This will create two sets of “super wefts” that you can add into this hairstyle to make it even more full and luscious.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

1.Using a comb, start by gently teasing the hair on crown of your head to create some extra dimension and volume.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

2. Grab some side pieces from around your face and leave them out (they will be used to add a beautiful twist detail after).

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

3. Gather all the rest of your hair and divide into three separate sections.

4. Start braiding! This braid is a standard three strand braid.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

5. Secure the braid with the clear elastic band, and create a small loop at the end to help with the rolling process.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

6. Grab the bottom of your braid and roll it upwards towards your head.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

7. Once the braid is at the top of your head, secure the braid with bobby pins.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

8. Grab a section from the outside of your braid and gently tug on it. Secure the edge of the braid to your head with a bobby pin. This gives a fuller look to the bun.

9. Repeat step 8 on the other side of the braid and at the top.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

10. Twist the front pieces away from your face and tightly wrap each section around your bun. You can pin the ends on the underside of your bun with a bobby pin.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

11. Go in with a curling iron and gently curl any remaining pieces around your face for an extra romantic look.

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

And there you have it! A beautiful updo. Let us know in the comments if you liked this tutorial and if you were able to re-create it, make sure to tag us on Instagram at #LUXYHAIR. 

How-to: Romantic Updo for Special Occasions

 

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