Spiraling into Control

Weekday Date Night? No Problem! Here’s an Easy Style to Whip Curls into Shape.

Curly Girls, listen up: You can go from work day to date night in five minutes flat. 

When Bridgewater City Lifestyle asked Dawn Coffin, owner of Beverly Hills Hair Studio in Martinsville, to create an easy weekday date night hairstyle, she immediately thought of a look that addresses challenges specific to women with naturally curly hair. “Women with curly hair have done their shampoo and conditioning. Their curls are already set in place,” she says. “When they go home, they can just twist it up and pin it in a way that gives them their desired look. It allows them to work with the hair they woke up with.” 

Updos are an easy way to get a romantic look without much effort. “Add a glitzy clip and let your curls cascade a bit in the front, and you’re ready for a night out,” she says. 

Coffin might not have curly hair herself, but she certainly understands it. “Both my children have curly hair, and I feel that embracing natural curls sometimes gets forgotten,” she says. Having fallen in love with the nuances of curls, Coffin went on to become Ouidad Certified for cutting and styling curly hair. 

Women can maintain the beauty of their spirals in the dry winter months by keeping their hair hydrated, shampooing only once or twice a week and using a little bit of curl cream to keep hair in place. Coffin recommends Motion. Lotion or Killer.Curls by Kevin Murphy. 

Her daughter, Amber, 22, is a fan of the updo. “When she goes out, she works with her natural curl pattern, twists it back or puts it up,” Coffin says. “She doesn’t have to rewash it after working all day and blow it out. She just kind of goes with it.”

Curly Hair Date Night Style

Gather hair in a twist. 

Secure with bobby pins closest to head

Pin different layers around the front and top of hair.

Redefine edges and accessorize with clip. 

Catch the latest looks at BeverlyHillsHair.Studio.

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