Tutorial: Deep Waves Using A Bubble Wand

Typically I curl my hair with a 1.5 or 2 inch iron, spray and brush it out. This leaves me with a very minimal wave, which is perfect for my everyday hair. When I want to bump it up a notch or am styling my hair for a night out, I like a deeper wave. This particular style I have noticed is when I get the most compliments on my hair so I must be doing something right! It has quickly become by go-to style because of how easy it is. Take a look below at my 4 step tutorial.


I like to start with my hair blow dried and smoothed. I am never too fussy with my part but I find this style lends itself to a side part rather then centre. 

Step 1

Gather a 1 inch section of hair. Spray this section with a styling spray and comb the product through.

Step 2

Grasp the ends of the hair with the clamp on the bubble wand and begin to curl. I will sometimes leave an inch out at the bottom so my ends are a bit straighter. Repeat around entire head always making sure to curl away from the face. 


Step 3

Once you have curled the hair, spritz with a light hold hairspray. You should have fairly tight curls at this point.

Step 4

If you have time let the curls fully cool. Tip: now is a great time to do your makeup. Once the curls have cooled, start brushing them out. Since the curls are quite tight, don't be afraid to brush them out well. This will create the large deep waves that you are after.


If one of my curls has gone too straight or isn't falling in the right direction I will touch it up with the bubble wand. To give my hair more texture I like to use a texturizing spray, my current favourite is Kevin Murphy's Doo Over. I find this holds my style longer without having to overload it with hairspray which can leave it feeling heavy with product.


To see the makeup break down of this look, click here.

Photo Credit: Post Photography

For Pros the bubble wand can be purchased at West Coast Beauty

Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.