Video by Ashley Bloomfield
Soft, crimped and wavy hair styles have set the world on fire, literally, in the Game of Thrones world. Worn by characters like the Dragon Queen, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister and Sansa Stark, mermaid waves channel the ultimate female power and individual expression. Which means you always want to be the first to try your waves in a new way so that you can run your own version of the Seven Kingdoms like a boss.
Now you don’t have to be royalty to wear these gorgeous hair styles; we’ll show you a few easy steps to make mermaid waves for all hair lengths. This look is specialized and not always easy to achieve with other tools, but the 2-in-1 NuMe Pentacle Curling Wand will create the waves you want without taking much time. If you like a little bold variety, go ahead and get your mermaid on, sand optional.
The Secret Weapon
This 2-in-1 NuMe Pentacle Curling Wand is a versatile styling tool using a built-in lock feature that lets you get creative with your styling techniques. Lock in either the curling wand feature or create mermaid waves with the open crimper option. While a traditional curling wand can give you soft, rounded, beach waves, the Pentacle styling tool produces waves with an edge showcasing an angled, geometric look for rebel mermaid hair.
Step-by-Step Mermaid Waves Tutorial
Ashley Bloomfield shows you how to get this Khloe Kardashian inspired look and set your hair with texture and volume that lasts. In these steps, Ashley wears medium length hair, but you can get crimped waves with long and short hair styles alike.
1. Separate your hair into two sections (upper and lower) using an elastic or a hair clip.
2. Take smaller sections of the hair starting with the lower portion and clamp the 2-in-1 NuMe Pentacle Curling Wand onto the hair at the root and move downward. Clamp and hold hair for five to seven seconds.
3. Use a pea-sized amount of NuMe White Truffle Serum and apply it to your hair starting at the ends and working through by ruffling your layers for extra volume.
4. After volumizing, finish your look with NuMe Hair-Fie Ready finishing spray.
Mermaid Waves for Short Hair
For a fun and bouncy hair style, mermaid waves can transform your look to further accent your wardrobe so you can exude fashionista style from head to toe just like Khloe. You should never feel left out of this hair trend when you have shorter locks because it’s adaptable to all lengths. To achieve standout mermaid waves with short hair, your haircut can improve the texture of this look twofold. Try trimming your hair and emulating styles like Emma Roberts’ textured lob for short hair.
While blunt cuts are beautiful and can project a sculpted and precise image, layers upon layers are the key to natural-looking body. Part the hair in your trim session to one side or another to see a natural angle in side bangs that can be brushed to any side depending on your mood. To call out layers after you style short mermaid waves, work in NuMe Root Werk Root Lifter and finish with a sea salt spray for fresh off the beach texture. The look is all in how you apply hair care so instead of the popular scrunch method, think tousle instead. Even if you don’t live near the ocean, you can still look and smell like you were just there; some celebrity hair stylists are known to spray the ends of their clients’ hair with a fragrant sunscreen.