Curly Styles That Kick Humidity To The Curb

Any day now, it's going to get real humid again. And, that means one thing for our curls: They will not be tamed. But, why should they be? We're big fans of working with our curls — not against them — and the warmer months are the best time to do just that. So, in that spirit, the second edition of our spring-hair DIY series is all about curly tresses. (If your hair is a different texture, worry not. We'll be rolling out how-tos throughout the month for every type of lock.)
We called in hairstylist Sara Jane Lynch of Whittemore House Salon to help us devise gorgeous, simple ways to do our hair that incorporate our curls in all their glory. With the addition of a clever tucked style and a rad new use for hair accessories, consider our repertoire officially expanded — fitting for a season that's all about rebirth, no?
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Even better, if you love the looks ahead but don't have curls, you can definitely fake them with a curling iron and a little bit of patience. After all, no one should have to miss out on 'dos this good.
For more spring hair inspiration, check out:
Spring Hair Awakening: The Pixie
Photographed by Lauren Perlstein; Modeled by Carolina / APM Models; Makeup by Michelle Coursey; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair by Sara Jane Lynch.


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The Curliest Faux Bob
Sure, long, cascading curls are tons of fun. But, once the heat hits, the last thing we want is those tendrils clinging to our hot, sticky necks. So, we came up with a commitment-free way to have short hair: a faux bob, of course.

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Start with a deep side-part.
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Section off the hair at the nape of your neck, about two inches deep, and back-comb it close to the root. "This will give it structure and help secure the pins," says Lynch.
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Secure that nape section with an elastic close to the ends of your hair.
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Grab all of your hair, and roll it underneath itself. Secure the elastic band into the nest of back-combing you made.
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Pin the roll in place using as many bobby pins as you need to hold it. Then, stick your fingers into the roll, and gently spread it out to the sides, so it reaches your ears.
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And, there you go: Shorter hair for as little or as long as you need it.
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The Headband Hair Pile
For this look, we're piling those curls up, up, and away. Think crazy-gorgeous volume that will definitely help you get noticed.
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First, divide your hair into three even, horizontal sections. The first should be two inches back from your hairline. The following section is "the headband section," as Lynch calls it, and the third is the hair in the back of your head.

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Twist the back section vertically, and pin it down.
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Back-comb the middle section, using broad strokes to produce the maximum amount of volume. "It's better to create lots of volume and mass first because, if it's too much, you can always bring it down," says Lynch.
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Smooth the front section of your hair over the back-combed middle portion, and then place the first headband about an inch up from your hairline.
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Put the second headband in at an angle so it crisscrosses with the first. "You can also use a single, long elastic ribbon and wrap it around your head twice," says Lynch.
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If there are curls sticking out on the side, twist and pin them down. But, leave the curls out in the back to create that shape and volume.
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Use your fingers or the end of a tail comb to gently pull up the hair between the headbands slightly.
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Now, you've got yourself a super-versatile look. You can wear this style to a fun day at the park or even a formal event like a wedding. For longer hair, you can also add more headbands and height.
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