Hair salons are going to continue to open in Phase 1 after we exit from Circuit Breaker and the good news is that they will be able to provide a full suite of hairstyling services, which includes perms. Now that we’re ready to emerge into the world with beautiful hair once again, we’re foreseeing “cloud curls”, the most trendy hairstyle in Korea now, to be the look everyone will go for.
Don’t confuse this with the classic “Goddess waves” we know and love, these “cloud curls” is the airy hairstyle our favourite Korean celebrities have been seen sporting.
Unlike its carefully curled and styled predecessor, cloud curls have much larger, looser, and natural-looking waves, with added volume at the top to give the illusion of a smaller face. Plus, they look great and add spice to short or medium hair too!
While this style is best left in your favourite hairstylist’s skilled hands, styling this lightweight and flowing look every day after you’ve got it done at the salon is relatively easy. Check these easy tutorials by K-Beauty YouTuber lamuqe and Korean model Im Bora out!
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Ready to make waves with these trendy cloud curls? Here are some products to help you out!
Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler Complete
This multipurpose hairstyler is so easy to use, even a hairstyling noob will be able to use it perfectly in no time. It harnesses a the “Coanda effect” phenomenon to allow your hair to curl around the styler’s barrel automatically so you can create curls effortlessly.
The complete set comes with four barrels (in two sizes), a volumising brush, firming smoothing brush, and a smoothing brush, all stored within a beautiful storage case.
Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler Complete retails for SGD699 and is available at Sephora.
VODANA 36mm/40mm curling iron
You can’t go wrong with one of Korea’s bestselling hair tools! Use larger barrel sizes (36mm and up) to create the large, loose bends that are featured in this effortlessly chic look.
Retails on Shopee, from SGD99.
Panasonic Multi-styling Hair Straightener
While the curls are a key part in this hairstyle, make sure to add volume to your roots and around the face with a compact and slim straightener, like YouTuber KIMDAX does here, to give the illusion of a smaller face.
Available on Shopee, for SGD39.
IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray
Heat styling can cause serious damage to your hair, causing more flyaways and split ends. Take care of your locks with a heat protectant spray like IGK’s, which also gives your hair a smoother, enviably shiny finish after styling!
Retails on Sephora for SGD50.
Hanz De Fuko Style Lock Hairspray
Lastly, remember to seal in your hard work with a high hold yet lightweight hairspray like this one from clean beauty brand Hanz De Fuko that doesn’t weigh your hair down.
Retails on Sephora for SGD35.