Easy Romantic Curls Hairstyle Tutorial

7 Materials
30 Minutes

This romantic curly hairstyle has some real magic going on! Follow this tutorial to learn how to create this vintage updo, with tons of volume.

Bonus: Learn how to make your own hair fillers!

Tools and materials:

  • Comb
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Curl holding spray
  • Hair fillers
  • Hair extension or ponytail fall
  • Curling iron
  • Hair pins
Sectioning hair

1. Section off your hair

Start sectioning your hair by making a side part.

Sectioning hair

Then section off the whole front part of your hair.

Adding spray

2. Protect your hair

Before using any hot tools on your hair, apply some thermal protection spray to both protect your hair from the heat and add some shine.

Curling front section

3. Curl the front section

Take a small section of hair next to your side part, the length of your part, and then split that section into two, front and back. 

For each section row, you will make two curls.

Spraying hair

Spray the front section of the first row with curl-holding spray.

Curling front section

Use your hot curling iron to roll the section, lifting as you roll to get as much height to your curl as possible.

Curling front section

Roll each section right to the base of your hair.

Curling front section

Then gently slide the curling iron out of the curl.

Pinning curl

Pin the curl to hold it in place while it cools down.

Pinned curls

Repeat making curls from two sections of each row of hair until you have curled the entire front section of your hair.

DIY hair filler

4. Make hair fillers

You can buy hair fillers, but you can also make your own with pillow stuffing and fishnet stockings.

The advantage of home-made hair fillers is that you will b e able to pin your curls right to the filler.

Curling back of hair

5. Curl the back of your hair

Take a section of hair from the top of the back of your head and pin it out of the way.

Adding extensions

Clip your hair extension in right below the hair you’ve pinned up.

Adding extensions

Then, release the pinned-up hair over the extension.

Adding extensions

Gather all your hair, with the extension, into a ponytail and secure the ponytail with a hair elastic. 

Avoid using a hairbrush as it might pull out your extension.

Wrapping hair

Wrap your ponytail around your hair filler, starting at the bottom of your ponytail.

Wrapping hair

Tuck the ends of your ponytail under the filler.

Pin the filler to your head at the top and bottom on both sides, to evenly distribute the weight.

Wrapping hair

Gently slide your hair to the ends of the filler, to completely hide the filler and any exposed wefts of your extensions.

Adding bobby pins

Secure it all with a bobby pin at the top of the filler. 

Spray the whole big curl with your curl-holder.

Releasing curls

6. Release your curls

Once your front curls are all cooled down, remove the clips, and run your fingers through the curls.

Teasing hair

7. Tease or backcomb

Tease or backcomb small sections of your hair from the released curls.

Spraying hair

Spray each section as you go. 

Tip: When backcombing, always make sure that you comb in only one direction.

Combing hair

8. Finish the front curls

Once you have teased all the sections of the front of your hair, lightly brush the outside layer of your hair.

Sectioning front

Take a generous section of hair from the front.

Brushing hair

Brush the ends of that section nice and smooth.

Adding wax

Use the palms of your hands to rub some pomade wax into that section of hair.

Shaping hair

Swoop your hair over your hand, and notice that the ends are naturally curling because we brushed them smooth already.

Shaping hair

Shape the swoop and curl the way you want it, and pin it in place.

Spraying hair

Give it a spray.

Splitting hair

Split the remaining side section of hair into two sections, front and back.

Shaping hair

Brush each section smooth, add pomade and use your fingers to roll it up.

Pinning hair

Pin those curls in place, leaving the front one standing up and the back one lying flat.

Romantic curls hairstyle

Add a big beautiful flower for effect, and you are all done!

Romantic curls hairstyle

Romantic curls hairstyle

Check out that poof at the back! 

I hope you try this vintage, romantic hairdo, and leave a comment to let me know how it worked out for you.

Check out my Easy Vintage Updo Tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Comb
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Curl holding spray
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