Soft Curl Tutorial: Melissa Gorga Copycat Hair

When I am working behind-the-chair and have my hair curled, I get a lot of questions and comments about my hairstyle. Many of my clients want their hair styled just like this and most want to know how they can re-create the look at home. This easy tutorial is going to help you achieve that soft, loose curl that I wear so often; it is a look that Melissa Gorga wears a lot too!

 
 
Melissa Gorga Soft Curl Tutorial:
 
Products I used: 

 

I started with next day hair and then used...
1. Redken Control Addict 28 Hairspray
2. Kerastase Elixir Ultime Crème
3. Redken Rewind 06 Styling Paste
4. Hot Tools Curling Iron size 1 3/4" barrel

Step-by-step:


First you'll want to section off your hair into three sections. The first section should be your bang area, the second section can be created by parting your hair from around ear to ear.


You should end up with two sections that are clipped away from the rest of your hair. It should look something like this...


Ok, so now we've got our sections and we are going to prep the hair using Redken Control Addict Hairspray (or any hair spray of your preference). Spray each section lightly before curling with your curling iron and never mind that I decided to look miserable in all these photos. I promise I'm really happy!



Taking 1-2" sections, curl your hair away from your face towards the back of your head. I always have my curling iron on the highest heat setting but if you have fine or fragile hair, I recommend a medium heat setting.


Continue spraying and curling 1-2" sections around the perimeter of your head.


Once you have curled the entire bottom section, let down your middle section of hair from the clip and repeat the same steps.


For your final section, the bangs, you'll want to separate the bangs into two sections and then curl each side separately. Again, putting the curling iron in horizontally and curling (at an angle) toward the back of your head like so...



After curling each side, I simply mixed together my Redken Rewind Styling Paste and my Kerastase Elixir Ultime (you may use any type of finishing cream combined with a shine serum) on my fingertips and raked my fingers through my hair to loosen up the curl and twisted pieces together as needed to get the look.


Voila! That's it and see, I told you I was happy!


This is a great style for any day and ends up looking really pretty the following day as well for those of you who only wash occasionally like me. If you are feeling greasy with next day hair, I highly recommend prepping with a dry shampoo at your roots as well. My current fave is the L'Oreal Fresh Dust.

If you happen to re-create this look, take a selfie and use the #kristlecouture so I can see you!

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