Messy Waves under 8 Minutes!

Hello, Hello!  Hello to how I do my hair!  I know I have shown a lot of tutorials on how I do my hair, but wanted to update to what I’ve been up to lately.  If you are a new reader, this will be very enlightening, and if you have kept up with me for a while, I still think you are going to pick up a new trick!  I even still watch it the whole way through and I’m the one that made it!


What is awesome about this video is the fact that you can get the total look in under 8 minutes.  Yay for that!  On a side note: I have been traveling through Italy, and have been curling my hair this way, and I have to say that this style lasts me up to three days!  Amazing right?  Of course the curl changes everyday or loosens a bit, but it gets me through lots of days not having to worry about my hair.


I do realize that I naturally have pretty straight or un-textured hair which makes it faster for me.  If you have naturally curly hair, maybe you can smooth out a little bit of your natural curls with a flat iron or blowdryer, and then add a few curls with this technique through the top with a curling iron.  If you have really frizzy hair, make sure to blow dry an anti-frizz serum in your hair first, and then pull the flat iron through it a little bit before you curl it using this technique.  You don’t have to worry about the underneath or bottom layers as much as you do the top.


As a matter of fact, I’m going to find someone that has curly hair, and someone that has frizzy hair so I can show you on them how to get this look…..(COMING SOON!)  I have to get back to America first!!

Anyways, the video will show you all the technique, but I want to talk about a new product I’ve been using and loving in my hair lately.  It’s new from Kevin Murphy, and its called DOO.OVER.  Here’s the skinny:

A dry finishing hairspray with holding power to mold, form, and shape while giving you the freedom of movement. Contains Tapioca Starch and essences of Virginian Cedar Wood and Patchouli. Suitable for all hair types.

How to use: Shake well. Spray evenly onto dry hair. Focus on the roots and brush through.

Benefits: Paraben Free, Volumizing, Moisturising, Light Hold, Creates Texture with Hold, Removes Excess Oil and Product Residue


I’m using this after I curl my hair, and it creates the most amazing texture.  They call it a dry finishing hairspray, and I think it is the perfect marriage between a dry shampoo/hairspray/salt spray.  It gives the hair some grit, volume, and hold all at the same time.  The other bonus is that it doesn’t leave a white residue on the hair, and it smells really good too!  I don’t ever brush it through because I like a texture created with my hands.  I always focus it up on the roots first, and then shake it through to the ends.


Other products I love:

If I just need to absorb the oil in my hair without adding texture, my go-to dry shampoos are Fresh Hair from Kevin Murphy, Death Valley from R+Co, or Batiste Dry Shampoo.

If I want to put a heat protectant in my hair before I blow dry, I always use either Nectar Thermique or Ciment Thermique from Kerastase.  I’ve written about it here.

If you have curly or frizzy hair, this is my go-to serum.  A little bit goes a long way, and this product is amazing!  Oleo Relax from Kerastase.

Here’s the curling iron I used from Babyliss Pro!  Also here is a flat iron I love!

Hope these tips and product faves help, and can’t wait for you to see the video!  Have a great day, and happy hair styling!  XO


  • Jess

    January 09, 01 2016 08:50:26

    Just wanted to say thank you for all your awesome product reviews and videos. I buy practically everything you recommend! And…you happen to be gorgeous!

  • Tricia

    January 15, 01 2016 09:10:35

    Love your videos! You are my hair idol! Thanks for all the tips and product suggestions. YOU ROCK!!!

    • Nikki DeRoest

      January 19, 01 2016 03:43:19

      thank you so much! XOXO

  • Becky

    January 29, 01 2016 10:26:24

    I’m a new follower. Would you please do a post of your hair before curling from front and back and after curling. I want to take pics to my hairdresser. Is your hair layered at all?

  • Becky blanton

    January 29, 01 2016 11:31:38

    I would love to have some pics of your hair straight from front and back so that I can take it to my hairdresser. Do you have layers in your hair

    • Nikki DeRoest

      February 03, 02 2016 09:09:08

      I don’t have layers. I do have some weight and texture cut in the interior of the hair, but not any layers on top. I have a video if you search haircare with how my hairdresser does my color and cut. Hope that will help!

  • Alison

    February 11, 02 2016 08:32:44

    Thank you for this video, perfect tutorial for my lob. Love how relaxed and simple it is, can’t wait to try it out x

    • Nikki DeRoest

      March 03, 03 2016 05:19:22

      thank you! XO

  • Roxanne Nobrega

    April 07, 04 2016 11:42:46

    Hello! I love your hair! Just wondering if there is a temperature control on this particular curling iron, and if so what do you set it too?

    Thanks so much,

    • Nikki DeRoest

      April 18, 04 2016 02:44:55

      It depends on the condition of your hair how high you can turn it up. I keep mine middle to high but if my hair is feeling dry I turn it down a bit.

  • Anna

    April 19, 04 2016 03:28:06

    Hi i really love your hair tutorials! Was wondering if you can do a video on how to curl your hair using a flat iron? All your hair tutorials are of those using a curling iron and i would love to achieve your look with a flat iron. Thank you so much!

    • Hello To Beauty

      September 14, 09 2017 09:30:29

      Hi! Thank you so much for the suggestion! I have gotten this question enough times that I may just have to finally make this video! Thank you x

  • Dea

    April 26, 04 2016 10:35:09

    I was at my hairdresser and she did these waves with some sort of small brush and a blowdryer. I thought that this technique is maybe less damagin g for the hair. My hair is also kinda short like yours. So i wanted to ask do you ever do your waves that way and can you maybe do a tutorial on that? Tnx.

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