sky high curls

Maybe I need a support group for my Big Hair addiction.
Maybe I was supposed to have been born in Texas. (I sometimes wish I was)
Maybe if big hair is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

Especially when it’s as exotic and luscious as this…

A super quick trick for thick full curls!

1. I started by pulling up random pieces (I don’t section off when I’m doing this style because it looks more random and the curls are less likely to stick together)
I spray Oribe Beach spray at the root and through the lock of hair (this spray is not cheap but OH MY it is the best stuff out there. The smell alone is worth it:)

2. Using a tapered wand, wrap the piece of hair around the very smallest part of the iron and hold.

3. Slip the wand out and hold the piece for about 30 seconds so it can cool a bit

4.  Wrap the rest of the piece around the fatter portion of the wand. Let it cool before tousling and finish with a nice dose of Beach spray on the whole head.

I only used step 1-3 on the the hair on the crown of her head for all the hair below that I just wrapped it around the curling iron (this speeds up the process quite a bit!)


Photography jessica janae

Model: Elana Ali Jadallah


  • Ruby

    05.08.2014 at 05:26 Reply

    Love big big hair!!!! Beautiful curls!

  • Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)

    05.08.2014 at 05:43 Reply

    Do you like the Oribe better than the Bumble and Bumble?

  • Liz_H880

    05.08.2014 at 05:56 Reply

    Gorgeous hair! I’m addicted to your blog. You make this all look so easy. I bought a curling wand a few months back but haven’t had much luck with it. I’ll have to give this technique a try. :)

  • Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog

    05.08.2014 at 06:07 Reply

    Beautiful curls! She has great hair to begin with though!! :)

  • marsha

    05.08.2014 at 06:15 Reply

    yes, I own this because it smells divine!

  • Shelly

    05.08.2014 at 07:06 Reply

    Would this work with your DIY candy coated sea spray??…I know the Oribe spray is awesome, but I just can’t bring myself to pay that much for it!…btw, your blog has changed my life!

  • Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse

    05.08.2014 at 08:02 Reply

    I love the girls! I have never tried a hair wand before, but I am feeling brave now after seeing this :) Thank you!

  • Missmackanne

    05.08.2014 at 08:07 Reply

    I love hair like this! Such beautiful curls! :)

  • NIki

    05.08.2014 at 08:44 Reply

    Beautiful! Thanks for the tips!!!

  • Emerald Earrings

    05.08.2014 at 08:57 Reply

    My name is Hannah, and I’m a big hair addict.


  • Jessica

    05.08.2014 at 09:22 Reply

    love it, they are the perfect “i didnt try at all” curls that look amazing.


  • Beauty Vanity

    05.08.2014 at 10:35 Reply

    Oribe has the best products, totally agree!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  • Kim D

    05.08.2014 at 10:51 Reply

    I’m going to try this with my naturally curly hair that I am growing out. The curls are weighing my hair down and I need a little umph. Thanks!

  • Cait

    05.08.2014 at 13:18 Reply

    Can you recommend a secondary beach spray? I know the one you use is awesome but $40 is a little too much for me.

  • Alexus Martinez

    05.08.2014 at 14:24 Reply

    I LOVE this hair style. <3 I'm a fan of curling my hair in some way (since it is on the curlier side anyway), but it seems like it has taken me forever to finally get it down. I am going to have to try this for sure. :) She looks gorgeous… before and after! And the do is to die for.

  • paintedlipstickssie

    05.08.2014 at 14:47 Reply

    So pretty! Nothing better than big hair!

    xo Cassie

  • Ashley

    05.08.2014 at 20:03 Reply

    Do you have a more affordable option to the Oribe? Or your recommendation on a spray for fine hair that won’t hold curls?

  • Miranda

    06.08.2014 at 10:25 Reply

    Come to Texas! We would love to have you and your big hair loving ways!

  • Olivia Boros

    06.08.2014 at 15:13 Reply

    Beautiful curls, they look so natural!

  • Caitlin

    06.08.2014 at 16:23 Reply

    I would LOVE to see a tutorial on her eye makeup, it’s gorgeous!

  • Arieliona

    07.08.2014 at 22:11 Reply

    LOVE this hair! I’ve been wanting to buy a tapered wand, can you recommend one that isn’t quite as expensive as the T3?
    This is the best beauty blog :-)

  • Hannah

    08.08.2014 at 11:38 Reply

    Hi Cara! I originally bought the oribe beach wave spray off of a recommendation from multiple stylist (including you!) and I LOVE it, just not the price.. I’ve heard good things about a new, cheaper texture spray called Fave4 texture spray. A review of your thoughts on it would be awesome!

  • karen kenyon

    03.09.2014 at 07:51 Reply

    I have a lot of baby fine hair. I love curls but am so tired of having to wash mu gair everydy, because of thus greasy conditit. I have trt so many different products I can open my own beauty supply store. Nothing serms to work to keep thise curls. Any suggestions?

  • Tia

    03.09.2014 at 12:53 Reply

    Hopefully you’ll get this question! I’ve been wanting to buy a wand but I can’t decide whether to buy an inverted like the one used on this tutorial or just a one inch straight one. Its quite a big investment – i’ve been getting by with just a curling iron but im thinking it might with worth it. Can you by chance throw out your recommendation?? Thanks been following you for years!

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    20.08.2015 at 12:51 Reply

    Is there a makeup tutorial/ products listed for the eye shadow look the model is wearing? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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    13.09.2015 at 18:33 Reply

    I love the make up!! Great for the end of summer and to welcome fall. Is there a tutorial? If not, how about a quick one? xx!

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