Whether you’re a regular Instagram scroller or just tune in when you’re in need of some hair, beauty, or style inspiration, chances are you’ve come across Amsterdam-based influencer, Negin Mirsalehi. A jaw-dropping beauty with an iconic fashion sense, it’s no wonder she’s cultivated such a huge following. But above all, what she’s most known for is her hair: a stream of long, gorgeous, healthy, loose waves with subtle highlights—a coveted style many of us are trying to recreate ourselves.
To help you out, Liliya from the Luxy Hair team shows you how to achieve Negin’s infamous waves yourself, whether your hair is short, long, fine, or thick. Don’t have colored hair but want to try out her gorgeous warm-toned highlights? We’re showing you how, no bleaching necessary!
So whether you’re headed to a fancy evening event or are just looking to try out a new curling technique for everyday, this look is perfect. Just check out the video tutorial below and follow along. Trust us, getting Negin’s signature loose waves is way easier than you might think.
The key to Negin’s look is those warm highlights and full hair, so begin by determining what shade of Luxy Hair extensions to use. While hair extensions are most often used to add length to your hair, they can also be used to add thickness and volume. If your hair is naturally long and thick, adding in some hair extensions that are a shade lighter than your base color can really help elevate your look and add dimension to your curls without any damage.
We recommend going a shade lighter than your hair color to get a seamless, highlighted effect. Since Liliya’s natural hair color is Chocolate Brown, she goes a shade lighter by using Chestnut Brown extensions to give her some soft, subtle highlights.
For some added dimension, she also uses a few wefts of the Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions. While not going any more than one shade lighter than your base color is usually recommended, you can mix in some pieces that are two shades lighter for a bolder look.
For this tutorial, we will talk about achieving Negin’s waves using Chestnut Brown and Dirty Blonde, however, keep in mind that you can adjust these shades according to your hair color.
Start off by sectioning off your hair, at the nape of your neck just below your ears. Clip in a regular 3-clip weft that is one shade lighter than your hair (Liliya uses her Chestnut Brown Luxies).
Take a Chestnut Brown 4-clip weft and stack it over a Dirty Blonde 4-clip weft. This can be done by simply clipping your Chesnut Brown weft on top of your Dirty Blonde weft. Brush them together for a seamless, blended look before securing it onto your head. Although there are 2 wefts stacked together, you’ll essentially just have to clip one into your hair.
Repeat the process with the other two biggest wefts in your sets; stack them together and clip them into your hair, letting down additional layers of hair as you go to ensure everything looks blended and natural.
Finish off by clipping in some Chestnut Brown and Dirty Blonde wefts into the side of your hair to complete the look and ensure the highlights look balanced and uniform.
Now that your extensions are clipped in, it’s time to start curling your hair. To get Negin’s look, we recommend parting your hair down the middle and using a regular 1-inch curling wand of your choice.
Start curling your hair from the back, taking small sections of hair as you go, curling away from your face. The trick to achieving a loose wave like Negin’s is to remember that the hair doesn’t have to fall perfectly flat against the curling iron. In fact, if the hair is a little bit twisted, it’ll actually help give it the bouncy curl we’re looking for.
Release the curl from the barrel, letting it cool down and set for a long-lasting style. Be sure your sections of hair aren’t too wide so that the heat distributes evenly and the curls are consistent. You can even clip up your hair into sections, releasing them as you go to ensure you don’t leave any hair straight.
Repeat the process throughout your head until all your hair is curled. Then, finish off the look with a couple drops of hair oil, especially if your hair tends to get frizzy. Be sure to choose a formula that won’t weigh your hair down to maintain the bounce of your style.
Now, style your hair however you please! You can part your hair behind one ear, behind both ears, or leave it all free to frame your face. And that’s it, all you have left to do is enjoy your damage-free highlights and bouncy curls!
If you try out these Negin-inspired loose waves, be sure to snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #myluxyhair. We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!