Finally, a Foolproof Step-by-Step Guide to Polished Curls

Lisa Patulny

Polished curls are one of those looks it pays to keep in your back pocket. Need to attend a formal event but can't afford a new dress? Pimp one you already own with this sleek style. Like the red lipstick of the hair world, it's a beauty hack that never fails to boost a casual look up to the next level. Even so, it can be really tricky to pull off at home. It's also a little more time consuming than say, a ponytail, to DIY which can put us off attempting it in the first place. (Or booking a salon appointment instead.)

Enter: Cloud Nine and editorial stylist Lauren McCowan, and her foolproof plan to polished curls that anyone can follow. Ahead, you'll find a step-by-step plus reference images so you can see whether you're doing it right at a glance. While we can't promise you it'll take a quick ten seconds to pull together, we can guarantee a pro-level result if you follow McCowan's instructions to the letter. Keep scrolling for the how-to!


What do you think of polished curls? Will you give this how-to a go? Sound off below.


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