Have you ever found yourself tangled in the curling wand cord, administering burns to your forehead? I have. Quite often. Until the beautiful Paloma Rose Garcia, co-owner of Oscar Oscar salon in Paddington, schooled me in the simplest and most effective way to use a tong. Halle-freakin-lujah!

Video by Jake Terrey and Manuela Leigh; Hair by Paloma Rose Garcia from Oscar Oscar Paddington; Makeup by Regina Gao.

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The process for perfect waves every time…

Step 1 – Prep hair with a root lifter/mousse lift

Step 2 – Dry your hair like you just don’t care

Step 3 – Section hair with sectioning clips

Step 4 – Spray each section with hair spray

Step 5 – Wrap the hair around a curling tong

Step 6 – Brush it out carefully with a wide tooth comb

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  1. March 26, 2014
    Genevieve

    Halle-freakin-lujah indeed! Love this tutorial – no more earlobe burns!

  2. July 2, 2014
    Tracey

    Love the tongs! I try to use my GhD – but always find it doesn’t have the volume of tongs!

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