For the past 10 years, straight, smooth hair ruled popular culture. Now that textured styles are gaining in popularity, people are looking for all kinds of ways to achieve movement and texture in their hair.
There is an abundance of techniques to add texture to your hair. They range from soft sets to chemically changing the structure of your hair. Products can also take the straight and narrow into soft and wavy with a bit of knowledge and patience.
An Iron for Any Occasion
There was a time when curling irons came in three sizes. These curling irons were used to make straight hair big, and bangs into sausage rolls. Today, there are irons in every size under the rainbow, along with crimpers, wavers, and rods. There are even irons with interchangeable, detachable barrels that come with a variety of wands that allow you to create all kinds of looks. With these tools you can give your straight locks shine, movement and texture at home in just a few minutes.
In the salon or cosmetology school, roller sets are not just for the seniors. They can give lifeless hair curl and texture that can last for days. If permanency is what you’re looking for, you may opt for a chemical service that will give you soft waves. Gone are the days that perms dried out your hair and looked simply frizzy. Today’s cosmetologists can give you beachy waves, like with a chemical permanent wave service.
There are also a number of products that allow you or your stylist to diffuse texture into your hair. Kenra makes Curl Defining Crème, Curl Glaze, and Curl Spray. Wella also has several products that assist in creating texture, including texture sprays. Nearly every product line has beach sprays that allow you to simply spray texture right into your hair, making it feel like your texture came from the salty ocean waters.
Whether you’re fond of texture or it brings back bad memories from the ’80s, now is the time to experiment with the level of texture that is right for you. Check out our salon services
at Minnesota School of Cosmetology, where student stylists can assist you in learning how to use irons to create soft waves, set you in rollers, or give you a chemical permanent wave. Then, all you have to do is arm yourself with the latest texture products and you are set!
My name is Tiffany Morvari, instructor at Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury, Minn. I am excited to be able to update you on style and hair trends in the cosmetology industry. I have been in the hair industry for many years and have worked in just about every corner of it. I love everything about hair, from color and texture to every new product on the market. You might even be able to call me a product junkie! I am thrilled to be able to pass on my industry knowledge.