How to Get Utah Curls

Michelle Kramer
by Michelle Kramer
2 Materials
15 Minutes

I’ve seen Utah girl curls going around on TikTok and wanted to try out the look for myself.

Utah curls give us really nice, loose, tousled waves, with the bottom part of the hair remaining straight. Let’s jump on in!

Tools and materials:

  • Heat protectant gel
  • Curler
Applying heat-protectant gel

1. Apply heat-protectant gel

Start by coating your hair with heat-protectant gel before applying heat to it. Squirt some onto your and then smooth it into your hair. 

Curling hair

2. Curl hair

Now, curl your hair with a curling iron. Don’t take the curler all the way down to the bottom of your hair as part of the look is to keep the ends straight.

Curling hair

3. Twist hair

With your hair still in the curling iron, twist your hair around to form a twist in the top section of your hair.

This combination of curling and twisting the hair gives us that Utah-girl look.

Curling hair

4. Repeat

Repeat this process all over your hair.

Utah curls

How to get Utah curls

Here is the finished look. We have gorgeously tousled hair, which gives off that country-girl vibe. Give this a go for yourself and let me know what you think.

For a similar style, check out How to get beautiful beach waves.

Follow me on TikTok:    @michellekramer1 for more awesome hairstyle ideas.

Suggested materials:
  • Heat protectant gel
  • Curler

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