Perfect Two Simple And Easy Hairstyles With Cloud Nine

Learn how to create two fun, bouncy looks using Cloud Nine and Olaplex with hair specialist Amy Creten.

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If you’re new to styling with hot tools, or just want to perfect your technique, then these simple and easy routines are here to help you transform flat hair into full, bouncy curls. 


In her first routine, hair specialist Amy Creten shows us how to get bouncy curls and a high half pony, before showing us how to get loose waves with a pinned twist. 

Both these hairstyles different products and tools from Olaplex and Cloud Nine, which can be used together to create protected and perfected looks with heat.


LOOK 1:

LOOK 1:

High Half Pony With Voluminous Curls

Step 1: Prep your hair with 6 & 7

Step 1: Prep your hair with 6 & 7

Mix 2 drops of Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil with a small amount of the Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother and smooth this through your mid lengths and ends for heat protection and shine.

Step 2: Start styling

Step 2: Start styling

Put the temperature of your Cloud Nine C9 Iron - Hair Straightener and Styling Iron at 200 degrees. Taking larger sections, start curling your hair, working from the front. Don’t hold the curl for too long and focus the heat towards the ends of your hair.

Step 3: Brush it out

Step 3: Brush it out

Brush out your curls with a large paddle brush for extra volume. 

Step 4: Back to 6 & 7

Step 4: Back to 6 & 7

Reapply a mixture of 2 drops of Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil with a small amount of the Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother and smooth through hair.

Step 5: Pull it up into a pony

Step 5: Pull it up into a pony

Using your eyebrows as a guide, pull back the top section of your hair into a high ponytail using the Invisibobble Original- True Black. Take most of the hair from the crown, and not the back of the head.

Step 6: Twist and Pin

Step 6: Twist and Pin

Twist a piece of your hair around the Invisibobble Original- True Black and pin it with a bobby pin for a pulled together look.

Step 7: Teased ponytail

Step 7: Teased ponytail

With your paddle brush, tease your pony a little bit for volume.

Step 8: Texture and hold

Step 8: Texture and hold

Using the evo Shebangabang Dry Spray Wax and the evo haze styling powder pump spray hair for workable volume and texture.

Step 9: Smooth down baby hairs

Step 9: Smooth down baby hairs

Smooth down baby hairs using Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother.


Simple Styling Tips:

  • When straightening your hair you should have the temperature of your hot tools a lot cooler than if you are curling your hair. 

  • Direct your styler down and away from the face to avoid curls and waves flicking upward.


LOOK 2:

LOOK 2:

Loose Waves With a Pinned Twist

Step 1: Heat Protect

Step 1: Heat Protect

Run 2 drops of the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil through your hair for heat protection.

Step 2: The wide iron

Step 2: The wide iron

Turn your Cloud Nine C9 Wide Iron up to 200 degrees. Create even waves by pulling the styler slowly away from the face with the hair wrapped around the tongs. Make sure to keep your ends a little straight and angle your styler downwards.

Step 3: Brush out your waves

Step 3: Brush out your waves

Brush out your waves with a large paddle brush.

Step 4: Shine and repair

Step 4: Shine and repair

Using 2 drops of the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, run the through the lengths of the hair for shine and repair. It also dramatically reduces frizz.

Step 5: Volume booster

Step 5: Volume booster

Spray the evo water killer dry shampoo 200ml in the roots of your hair to boost volume and add a bit more body.

Step 6: Twist it

Step 6: Twist it

From both sides grab a few pieces of hair and twist them. Grab one bit of hair from the end of the twist out, lifting it up and pull it. This sort of teases the hair in a way and gives your twist some texture.

Step 7: Pin it

Step 7: Pin it

When you’re doing the bobby pins push up and in. Pin both twists to the back and connect the two twists by tying the ends of the hair together.

Step 8: Finish with the haze

Step 8: Finish with the haze

Spray and distribute the evo haze styling powder pump throughout the hair for texture. This will help it stay full. 





This routine was transcribed by India Williams




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