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Mermaid Waves – Get the look here

If you’re looking for a wavy hairstyle that’s both stylish and glamorous, then you will want to try out mermaid waves!

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If you’re looking for a wavy hairstyle that’s both stylish and glamorous, then you will want to try out mermaid waves!

Mermaid waves are achieved by creating waves that start at the root of your hair and cascade right down to the mid-lengths and ends. The result is a stunning curl which makes a statement yet is so easy to achieve.

Hair extensions are great for holding a curl, once styled they hold a curl for up to 3 days! This means less time styling for you and less heat being applied to your hair – win, win!

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Our talented team are all qualified hairdressers who have further specialised in hair extensions. This means they can cut and style your hair perfectly at the end of the appointment. Whether you want a sleek straight look, big and bouncy or tousled mermaid waves we love to finish off the appointment with a style that you love.

Brunette Mermaid Waves hair extensions

Make sure you have the tools you need at home to re-create your mermaid waves! You will need a tangle teezer, the best brush for ensuring your hair extensions stay tangle free. A good heat styling tool, we recommend GHD and some dry shampoo or hairspray to give your look some extra volume!

Step 1

Choose your styling tool, depending on the wave you want to achieve! So if you want a loose wave opt for a larger barrel tool and a smaller one if you want a tighter wave.

Step 2

Prep your hair, waving your hair always works best on clean, dry hair. Make sure you liberally apply your favourite heat protecting spray before you use your tool. It’s key to make sure your hair is 100% dry before styling as otherwise the mermaid waves won’t hold.

Mermaid Hair With Extensions

Step 3

Now it’s time for the fun part, curling your hair! The easiest way to do this is to section your hair before applying any heat. The more intense you want the wave to be the longer you should hold the tool on your hair. If you use smaller sections of hair, you will get a tighter wave. To create the uniform mermaid wave, alternate the sections you curl holding the heat tool at a different angle.

Step 4

Make it last by spraying each section with strong-hold hair spray! Once your waves are complete add a little bit of hair serum through the mid lengths and ends to reduce any frizz. You can also then comb through your hair with a wide tooth comb to brush out the curls for a more effortless and undone look.

Step 5

Enjoy your beautiful mermaid waves!

From festival hair styling to creating the perfect ponytail find all the styling advise you need on the Vixen and Blush blog.




Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.