Lazy Waves


Raise your hand if the idea of doing anything to your hair seems overwhelming. Or yawn if you are B-O-R-E-D! Ditto! I’m there most days and it’s turning me into a wash-n-go-ponytail-or-bun type of girl. But lately I’ve started to want to get out of my bed head and dress up my look. Thus, I  come up with this quick trick to help out those rut filled days . . . . . . .

My solution is Lazy Waves. They are quick curls for lazy days. It only takes 10 minutes max and you’re sure to get many compliments on your freeform waves. (This is also a great trick to use before doing braids or upstyles, giving your straight hair a bit more texture to work with.)

Five Easy Steps

1. If you’re starting with wet hair, comb a volumizing foam through hair and blow dry. If you’re starting with dry hair, spritz a firm hairspray throughout hair. Section if you have thick hair.

2. Pull hair up into a loose high ponytail with a snag-free elastic.

3. Take one inch sections, spray with firm spray then take iron and wrap hair.

4. Spray ponytail one more time and then leave to cool while you do your makeup, eat breakfast, paint your toes, sip some tea

5. Take ponytail out gently. Flip head over and give it all one more spray. Shaky shake and there you have Lazy Waves that are not-so-lazy. Enjoy!

Extra Tips

#1: If you’re always burning your little fingers on those clipless curling irons grab a cotton glove from your fall/winter wardrobe and wear that while curling your hair.

#2: I love this clipless iron from Thairapy because it is 3 irons for the price of one. Saves you serious cash, space and amazing for travel so you can create lots of looks easily.

#3: Wanna double time your quick efforts? Slip on one of my face masks, curl and do your makeup while the curls cool. Magical. Glowy skin, bouncy waves in under 10 minutes. What the what?! It’s like Richard Simons for your beauty wardrobe.

#4: Want more quick hair looks? Check out my silly (yet applicable) Accessorize Video!


What other videos would you like me to make? are there any trendy hair or makeup looks you want to learn? What’s your daily go- to look?


  • laura

    Love this look (and your blog!!). I’ve read before that it can be very bad for your hair to use hair spray before hot tools because alcohol (or something like that) in the hairspray is drying and so is the hot tool so it’s a double whammy. What do you think?

    • Sunnie Brook

      Hi Laura,

      Some hairsprays that have a high level of alcohol along with metal curling irons can do a lot of damage on your hair especially if you are using them daily. The key with this look is to use the spray I recommend – see my beauty shop – because it is made of high quality ingredients that protect the integrity of your hair. Also, if you are using a ceramic iron that is going to be much better at protecting your hair everytime you use an iron. This is an easy technique to use but I don’t recommend using hairspray and hot tools on your hair everyday:) try to let your hair be natural/heat + product free at least 1-2 times a week to protect the health of your locks. GOOD QUESTION! thanks for asking
      XO Sunnie Brook

  • Nina

    Gotta try this look, suits you simply perfect!!
    Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I’m afraid that ten minutes is already too long for me, lol 🙂 I am SO lazy with my hair, I always do my hair in less than 3 mins. These curls look lovely though.

  • sandra

    perfect,easy,pretty,thank you

  • Love this! Totally trying this soon. 🙂

  • Ever since working with you I’ve been a huge fan of your great personality and an even bigger fan of your work. Your blog is so helpful for me and always looks so good! I love all the info. If there are any tips that I’ve missed on keeping hair strong and healthy, please pass it along! As a model I feel like it is being damaged beyond my control and I’m left with dull, dry, brittle, weak hair. Help me, Sunnie! Much love, Autumn.

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