How Did You Make Your Hair All Wavy: A Triple Barrel Curling Iron Tutorial

by | Apr 26, 2013 | Beauty, Style, Video | 16 comments

“How did you make your hair all wavy like that, Jenny?”


I’d say that question calls for a VIDEO TUTORIAL… because the way I get that wavy-hair look is by breaking out the big guns… the TRIPLE BARREL CURLING IRON.

And that’s it!

The iron I used in that video is now deceased. I replaced it with the *Bed Head Deep Waver. The barrels are a bit smaller, but does the job! And it gets the heat really going so I can get it done pretty quick. But be careful, that bad boy is HOT.

As bad boys are 😉

I can usually get this done in 15 minutes. But when I first started it took more than 20. It may be a bit of a longer time commitment than some are willing to commit to styling, but for me I can get 2-3 days-worth of fancy hair… with the wave mellowing out a bit more each day. By the third day (if I can make it without washing), I really like how low-key and natural the wave looks. And that’s when I go for the dry shampoo… I’ll also go wavy when I’m just plain tired of the usual blow-out/straight hair look. The triple barrel is a great way to change things up. Fortunately for me, my hair receives curl really well, so the pay-off for the effort is a good pairing.

I hardly ever do up-dos… I rarely do anything with headbands or pins nor add any general hair accessories. Instead, I go toe to toe with the masters if heat and hair. Here’s a video I made a while ago on how I get my BIG curls (often referred to as the Farrah Fawcett style)…

Seriously, when I say big guns, I mean BIG GUNS. Yep.


Style on, my friends…

Be careful, hydrate, keep a snack nearby… and style on.

triple barrel curling iron tutorial via @jennyonthespot

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