Tutorial Tuesday – Use a Curling Wand

The use of curling wands can be tricky. Depending where you hold it, vertical or horizontal position or how tightly you wrap your hair around the barrel and so on can change the look and feel of your curls at the end. To end this battle with yourself, follow our tutorial to get easy curls perfect for any occasion!

You will need:


  1. Before you begin curling, make sure your hair is clean and dry.
  2. Prepare your hair by gently detangling it with a paddle brush or wide tooth comb.
  3. Horizontally part your hair starting at the temple and clip it out of place.
  4. Start with a vertical section of hair around an inch thick (the smaller the section the more curls you’ll have).
  5. Start wrapping your hair at the base of the barrel, and keeping a firm grip on your hair, wrap the entire section around the barrel without overlapping.
  6. Hold the tip of the section tightly around the barrel for a few seconds and release. The longer you keep your hair on the barrel the more defined your curls will be.

P.S. When you’re done with your whole head, don’t forget to run your fingers through your hair! This will give your curls a more natural look.

Spritz a shine mist to leave your hair smooth frizz-free.

Stay beautiful!


Amika Ceramic Stylers, Tourmaline Curling Wands, and Hair Dryer Flash Beauty Sale!

Amika Styling Tools Flash Beauty Sale at TheBeautyPlace.com!

Amika Styling Tools Flash Beauty Sale!

Christmas weekend is 4 days away and we hope you are done with all your holiday shopping! Not yet finished? Or started? Take advantage of today’s amika styling tools flash beauty sale. Any styling tool purchased between 1pm – 3pm EST will be expedited for shipping before Christmas for FREE! What party hairstyle do you prefer? Sleek and smooth? Playful and curly?

Amika Ceramic Stylers straighten and curl hair with 100% ceramic plates. It features far infrared technology and floating ceramic plates to straighten hair yet prevent damage. They come in a variety of colors and prints. Midnight Black, Hot Pink, Giraffe, Downtown Graffiti, Obliphica, Pink Snake, True Tattoo, and our favorite print, Hot Pink Cheetah!

Amika Tourmaling Curlers are clip-free and create shiny curls without tugging, breaking, or creasing hair! Its clip-free barrel is great because you can curl hair around barrel controlling the tightness of curls. Whatever curly hair mood be it beachy waves, glam curls, or tight spirals Amika curling wands make it happen! If you prefer smaller curls the 13mm or ½ inch barrel sizes works best. For Hollywood glam and beach waves go for the 25mm – 18mm or 1’’ inch barrel sizes. These come in a variety of colors and prints, too! Midnight Black, Deep Purple, Fuchsia, and Obliphica.

Holiday Travel Beauty Tips

Holiday Travel Beauty Tips

Holiday Travel Beauty Tips

Taking a road trip or a cross-country flight to see your friends and family for the holidays? With all the excitement and buzz the holiday brings you may place your beauty regimen on the back burner. Don’t do it! Here we feature holiday travel beauty tips for cruising through TSA inspections, looking gorgeous with jet lag, and surviving sitting in a car for hours!

Holiday Travel Beauty Tip 1:
Glow in the middle of winter! Apply a bronzer and get a sunkissed look. If you forgo makeup when traveling the least bit of makeup you should apply is a bronzer and an under eye concealer! Because you never know, you might end up sitting next to Mr. Right! Our favorite bronzer is the TIGI Cosmetics Dual Bronzer. It lets you highlight and contour like a pro.

Holiday Travel Beauty Tip 2:
Moisturize. Your face and hands will dehydrate. Apply your favorite moisture cream and if it has SPF, it’s a clear winner.

Holiday Travel Beauty Tip 3:
Drink water. Since we are talking about moisture, drink plenty of water. You are busy and maybe stressed, but if you want your body to respond you have to maintain it in good working condition.

Holiday Travel Beauty Tip 4: Try to catch some sleep. Carry a pillow so that you can rest in between layovers. You would be amazed how a 15 minute nap can energize you for a couple more hours of travel.

Holiday Travel Beauty Tip 5:
Style your hair like a stylist. You arrived to your destination and are getting acquainted with your surroundings. Next, you find out a blow dryer is not available! You can’t wear a ponytail with your gorgeous holiday dress, right? We don’t think so either. A stylist has her tools of the trade always handy, and now you will, too. We found a super cute hairstyling kit, the Amika Go Go Travel Kit. The kit brings a mini blow dryer with a powerful motor and a mini flat iron to straighten hair or curl it. We absolutely love we can carry it through airport inspections. The sturdy bag is as big as a small to medium purse. At under $80, you get quality styling tools that won’t break your holiday budget! You can also put it on your Christmas list for a gift that will impress for years to come.

Party Girl Hairstyle: Holiday Beauty

Amika Tourmaline Curler 19mm at TheBeautyPlace.com

Amika Tourmaline Curler 19mm at TheBeautyPlace.com

This year we are in love clipless curling irons. This type of curling wand creates sexy waves, prevents snags, crimp marks and the “prom” curl. It is the go-to hair tool for many top hair stylists because it heats up fast, it gets really hot, and curls last for a long while! In the picture you see the Amika Tourmaline Curler 19mm in a giraffe print. Since you curl the wand around the barrel, you can control the tightness of the curl and create countless curly hairstyles.

Thanksgiving is next week and the question trending this week is, “Who is cooking this year?” We want to ask you, “What hairstyle will you do for this holiday?” Here we feature the party girl hairstyle with the help of a clipless curling iron. Do it this holiday! Everyone will be sharing memories, jokes, great food and talking about how great you look!

Step 1:
Brush your hair and apply a hair serum or treatment like Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment to condition and protect hair from damage.
Step 2: Create a half ponytail and use a clip to hold the top half of your hair.
Step 3: Grab a 1 inch section from the loose bottom half of the ponytail.
Step 4: Start winding the section around the barrel starting from the center of the wand.
Step 5: As soon as you are finished winding the section wait 3 seconds. Turn your curling iron vertically and let the curl slip out.
Step 6: Repeat with several sections of hair.
Step 7: The curling wand we used took 10 minutes to curl our entire head!
Step 8: Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.
Step 9: Enjoy your night! Have fun!

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