Over Summer I experimented with trying to perfect Kim Kardashian curls. I've become very fond of this hairstyle, it's glamorous and flattering and makes long hair like mine look a lot less boring. Initially, I was using my Nicky Clarke Supermodel Giant Barrel Tong (bought from eBay.) As much as I loved how these created big, loose curls that resembled Miss Kardashian's, they just weren't holding the curl longer than 10 minutes, no matter how much hairspray I assassinated my hair with. They simply didn't reach a high enough temperature. I'd spend an age waiting for them to heat, patiently wrap my hair around the tongs, hold in position for a few minutes and release, but by the time I'd finished my whole head of hair, the section I'd started with was already dropping.
My search for another pair of large barrelled tongs began and eventually I purchased Boots Style Solutions Jumbo Hair Tongs. Costing only £14.99, they feature 32mm ceramic coated plates specifically designed for creating voluminous, large curls and heat up to 180'C. They only slight problem I have is the length of the cord. Unless you have a plug socket very near to where you'll be styling your hair, you may be in a bit of trouble. The cord was just about long enough for me but it meant I had to rest the tongs on the floor between sections as it was too short to reach any kind of surface. That aside, these tongs create beautiful loose curls like so...
The tongs heat up quickly, the curl lasts a long time and the whole process is complete in a matter of minutes. This is how I'm hoping to have my hair at our wedding next year, let's just hope my hair behaves on the day!
Do you have any tips for creating Kim Kardashian curls?