An ever-popular loop technique is a great way to create visible texture on any hair type and length. We found a video that breaks the loop method into simple steps and helps you understand how to achieve this look. Kell Grace, an Instagram creator who prides herself on helping hairstylists make more money, filmed this video tutorial to explain everything about the loop trick. Let’s dive in and walk through all the details.
The video starts with securing the crown area using two bobby pins. For best results, you should backcomb the roots and use smoothing cream to get that clean finish.
Next, Kell takes a wide vertical section from the right, directs it over to the left and puts a bobby pin onto the strand. She folds the strand into a loop and pins it to the head.
At her next step, the stylist takes another strand from the left and repeats the same process in the opposite direction. As you can see, every subsequent loop covers all the previous bobby pins, so eventually, none of them are visible. It’s important to have good quality sturdy bobby pins to ensure safe hold. Also, we recommend using hairspray on each strand after you put it in place. This will help to tackle flyaways and achieve a smoother finish.
After creating those two middle loops, Kell continues by taking hair from the right and the left and making loops on each side. Then she creates more loops in the middle and carries on until all the hair is pinned up. You can follow the offset pattern like Kell or opt for freestyle placement, whatever you prefer.
The key to preventing the bobby pins from sliding out is to make sure you secure them directly to your or your client’s head. This way the pins will stay in place all night or up until you take them out.
If you want to get more volume and give your hairstyle a more effortless vibe, gently pull out each of the loops, so that they look more relaxed and less ‘done’.
This method is suitable even for very short hair, as you can see in this video:
When you work with fine and short hair, you should backcomb each strand using some texturizing powder. This will help to create body and texture. Always use hairspray to preserve the shape of your hairstyle.
The beauty of this technique is in its simplicity, yet it gives a very sophisticated and intricate impression. Having this trick under your belt will enable you to create updos that look elegant and professional!