Loose Waves + Pleats

Rebecca Dale Photography

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is “How do you do your hair?”  I’m so excited to finally be able to share my hair routine in partnership with Joico; an award winning haircare line that has been around for 30+ years.  Over the next 3 months, I’ll be creating videos and blog posts filled with product recommendations and styling tips/tricks.  This loose wave hairstyle has become a part of my everyday beauty routine. It’s my favorite because it’s simple, quick and gives my long, thick hair dimension.   To achieve this look, I use a 1″ Hot Tools curling iron and wrap strands around the barrel.  I leave 1″ unwrapped at the bottom.  Once I’ve curled my entire head of hair (this usually takes about 15 minutes), I flip my hair over and spray it with Joico finishing spray, then flip it back and give the front a spray.  Finally, I loosely run my fingers through the curls to separate and relax them.  I’ll be taking over Joico’s Instagram for Fashion Week starting Friday so be sure to follow me there, and in the meantime enter the contest they’re running on Facebook.  I’d love to hear what hairstyle you’re most interested in seeing – leave me a comment and let me know!


Special thanks to Joico for sponsoring this post.

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Outfit: Alice + Olivia skirt  |  Parker blouse (similar)  |  Vince jacket
Julie Vos jewelry  |  Rag & Bone booties  |  Fendi bag
Products: Joico finishing spray  |  Creed perfume  |  Diptyque candle  |  Pier 1 lamp
Loren Hope necklace  |  Jonathan Adler zebra dish  |  Joico shampoo and conditioner
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73 Comments

  • Abby says:

    I commented last week about your hair, so I’m so happy that you’re doing this! Amazing outfit as always!!

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Abby!!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Caitlin says:

    I am so excited that you will finally be sharing your hair tips and tricks! I always say that I wish my hair would look like yours :)

    http://www.selectionsbysisters.com

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Yay thanks Caitlin!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • dana says:

    Too bad my hair won’t hold a curl like that ever! Thanks for the tips & tricks – loving the outfit too!

    http://www.thecasualclassic.com

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Mine used to not hold curl either!! Here are a few tips for getting your curls to stay:
      -Don’t curl freshly washed hair, it’s better to wait a day after you shower so it’s not as soft.
      -Find a hairspray that works for you. I suggest an anti humidity and extra firm hold one.
      -Use a Hot Tools curling iron.
      -Depending on how thick your hair is, hold each strand around the barrel for at least 20 seconds.
      Hope that helps :)
      xoxo

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Samira says:

    I love your hair!! beautiful and the outfit as well! you have a lovely home!

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Samira!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Merritt says:

    you really do have the most beautiful hair! Love this look!

    The Style Scribe

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Merritt – see you in a few days!!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Linda says:

    Definitely one of my favorite outfits of yours! I love how you pull off this casual edgy chic look so effortlessly! Looking forward to reading about your hair care tips + tricks–you always have amazing hair!

    Linda x

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks so much Linda!!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Andrea says:

    Beautiful! I also love getting little glimpses into your home too, since you’ve such great taste when it comes to interior design!!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Andrea! xo

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Alyson says:

    I used the exact same curling iron, it’s the best! Happy to see this partnership and I can’t wait to see what’s to come. :)

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      It really is! And it’s so affordable! xo

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Eye Like Fashion says:

    Your hair and your outfit are beautiful! The waves are beautiful. How long do the curls usually stay?

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    xoxo

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks! If I use a good amount of hairspray the curls will last 24+ hours. They definitely fall out as time passes, but I love that natural, soft wave look :)

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Steph | Pretty Little Things Blog says:

    you have the best hair — and that outfit is so chic! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Steph!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Victoria Galindo says:

    Your skirt is gorgeous! It looks so elegant…looking forward to this series. Also thanks for all the great pinspiration :)

    xo
    Victoria

    glossyandglitzy.blogspot.com

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Victoria :)

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • abigail sterling says:

    Thanks for this post! Your hair always looks amazing!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Glad you like it Abigail! x

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Laurie says:

    This is such a beautiful and fun look!! I am thrilled you are going to be making a video about your gorgeous hair!

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Laurie!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Jackie {York Avenue} says:

    I’m so happy to see this post because your hair is absolutely gorgeous. I have got to learn my way around a curling iron! Love your outfit so much too, gorgeous skirt and it’s perfect with that jacket.

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • kiwifashionblog says:

    The perfect loose wave in your hair! So romantic pairing with the long maxi skirt!

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Christina Storm says:

    Love this look!! So so gorgeous! That maxi skirt is to die for!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you Christina! x

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Every Look has a story says:

    Love your outfit today to cute. Have a great week :)

    http://www.everylookhasastory.com/

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks you too!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Adela says:

    Amazing skirt and jacket.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      xoxo

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • eden says:

    Every picture looks so luxurious, your hair is divine!
    http://www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Eden!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • sasa says:

    Love your hair. It’s gorgeous! Love the skirt too<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you! x

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Angie Wilson says:

    lets talk about how stunning and long your hair is! I looove this look as well! looking beautiful!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Angie!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Lorena Terlakis says:

    Hi Kat!

    Wow the outfit is simply wonderful! Thank you very much for share your hair routine, I’ve waited for it since months.
    When I recreate it I make sure tu show you.

    Congrats on your beautiful house.

    Lorena

    February 3, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you Lorena!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Marie says:

    Cute home & nice outfit !
    xx

    http://www.basicstateofmind.com/

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • magda gdynia says:

    beatiful hair! regards!

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      xoxo

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • sandy a la mode says:

    i always love the way your waves look!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Sandy!

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Elena Michelle says:

    Love the curls!! I had been toying with the idea of buying a curling wand, but looks like I could just use my trusty curling iron with this technique.

    thanks for the tip. beautiful as always!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks! I’ve heard great things about curling wands but this does the trick and for only $30 you can’t go wrong with this curling iron!! xx

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • shelby foster says:

    i have always wanted to know how you get those perfect curls! so excited to see the videos & how-tos :)

    xo

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Yay can’t wait to share with you! xx

      February 4, 2014 | Reply
  • Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} says:

    Beautiful hair you have my dear! Love this tutorial! XO

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you! PS loving your outfit in your last post :)

      February 5, 2014 | Reply
  • Brooke Reagan says:

    This entire post is perfection! Looking forward to your upcoming posts with Joico!

    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

    February 4, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks my dear!

      February 5, 2014 | Reply
  • Merry Weber says:

    You have amazing hair! Love the curls. My hair hardly holds a curl, and I know I am supposed to spray it with hairspray, but I hate hairsprays – they leave this crunchy stiff-y feeling – ugh.
    Btw, your outfit is perfection.
    Greetings,
    Spring Cleaner London

    February 5, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Merry! I used to hate hairspray too – but it’s all about finding the right one and spraying it at least 8″ away from your hair. xoxo

      February 5, 2014 | Reply
  • Shawna says:

    Hi Kat, love your hair! It’s similar to mine but I can never get my curls to stay!! I’ll have to try your technique! Also what color under eye concealer do you use??

    February 6, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thanks Shawna! I use Chanel Beige Petale. xx

      February 6, 2014 | Reply
  • Channing says:

    Great hair tips! My problem is because its so dry in denver my curls take 24 hours to fall even with light hair spray and brushing! But they do last a few days too, so it’s really not that bad!

    Love this outfit too- been wanting to try a pleated skirt just don’t know what to pair it with!

    Channing

    February 10, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      My sister lives in Denver! If you don’t want such a tight curl look I suggest using a flexible hairspray and holding your curls around the barrel for only 10 seconds. Hope that helps :) xoxo

      February 17, 2014 | Reply
  • Melissa stark says:

    Love your site Kat! Check it everyday ;) can you share where your purple pillows are from?

    February 15, 2014 | Reply
  • Jessica says:

    Hi Kat, I’m curious to know if all your florals are fresh or faux?

    April 20, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      I only use fresh flowers! xo

      April 21, 2014 | Reply
  • Claudia Ruffini says:

    I just ordered your purple pillows. I can’t wait to get them. Can you share where your wood table with the acrylic legs are from? Of course to go with my purple pillows !! lol thanks.

    May 16, 2014 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Aw you will love the pillows! :) My wood table is from the Shabby Chic store in NYC but I found a similar one here: http://bit.ly/1gOxtUk and the lucite chairs can be found here: http://bit.ly/1nXWBx7

      May 16, 2014 | Reply
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