Hair Tutorial Video : Perfect Curls

curling hair - curling iron

I shot this little hair video on Christmas Eve as I was getting ready to go out. Needless to say, I was in a bit of a rush NOTE TO SELF: don’t do a hair video before you have to go somewhere. Come on Maegan, use your head! – – but it seems so logical, killing two birds and all …though I do relax a bit half-way through . . . and then my camera died.

I do style my hair like this often and get lots of questions about it so I thought why not just give you a little demo of how I do it. It’s not rocket science, obviously, but it’s different from my Perfect Wave video and takes a bit longer …sometimes I mix the two techniques in one look… and mess it up a bit with my hands when I’m finished.

Also note: I was unaware the camera was decapitating me until I watched the playback. Awesome. Total pro over here 😉 But you get the idea.

This is the curling iron I use for these particular curls …also note that my hair was just air dried and free of products prior to curling. I get the best curls after a blow dry …but honestly hate to use 2 heat styling tools at once, unless it’s ya know, my wedding, or the Oscars, a worthy event. 😉

vintage black dress - sequin pins-beaded bag-waved hair

* Photos from this post using the same technique, though my hair is a bit shorter.

soft loose curls



LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Wida

    March 3, 2011 |

    Thank you for this! Can’t wait to try it!

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  • Katie

    March 3, 2011 |

    Love your hair videos since your hair always looks so amazing!

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    March 3, 2011 |

    well, I love your curls, it looks fabulous on you. I also love your white blouse, great cut.

  • Marisa

    March 3, 2011 |

    Yup, it’s official – I want your hair!

  • SciReg

    March 3, 2011 |

    A great post! I really like it!^_^

  • Anonymous

    March 3, 2011 |

    Great video. You are so lucky your hair holds a curl. I do this and my curls just fall right out, or I have to hold the curling iron on each piece for 10 minutes. Too time consuming in morning when I’m getting ready for work.

    You are soooo pretty!

  • Lauren

    March 3, 2011 |

    Thanks Maegan!!

    I always love your hair posts!! It’s how I originally found your blog 2 years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since =]


  • Craftmaker

    March 3, 2011 |

    Thank you, thank you thank you!
    I LOVE your hair tutorial videos! I wish I could do something like that with my hair.

  • MG

    March 3, 2011 |

    Holy Crap! Um…can I just tell you how opportunistic it is that I found your blog when I did? My hair is getting SO long that my normal way of curling isn’t cutting it and it gets weighed down by the shear volume of hair and the curls droop to the end. AH…lifesaver! Gracias!

  • modanista junkie

    March 3, 2011 |

    Yay for curls!!!! I love how you always do your hair. I’m sooo trying this right now. Perfect since I’m going job hunting!!! 🙂


  • Behind the Lashes

    March 3, 2011 |

    Gorgeous as always Maegan!

  • Erin

    March 3, 2011 |

    I came across your blog awhile ago when my hairdresser told me to visit your site for curling my hair! Funny…

  • Amy Michelle

    March 3, 2011 |

    I love your blog! check out mine

  • brookrene

    March 4, 2011 |

    Just found your blog yesterday through a friend of mine. Love it! And, while I have hair above my shoulders, I’m still going to try this this weekend. Thank you!

  • Missa

    March 4, 2011 |

    You have some seriously gorgeous hair Maegan! I should try this method, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to styling my hair, but perhaps I will just for fun.

  • Meagan*

    June 3, 2011 |

    Just came across your blog…LOVE it!! I am a makeup artist who also does hair design, your tutorials are fabulous!!

  • Beauty Tutorials

    June 17, 2012 |

    Heh, You are so beautifull 🙂

  • Beauty Tutorials

    June 17, 2012 |

    love this look � will need to try out soon!

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