How To: Soft Side Twist

Looking for a quick and easy spring ‘do to top off all your new nautical looks? Try a soft side twist! It’s easier to master than a braid (it only took our “Girl in Focus” Bianca a couple tries), slightly more relaxed looking yet still super chic.

Like many styles, the soft side twist looks better when the rest of your hair is curled. In recent years the curling iron market seems to have exploded! While the classic clamp style is still readily available, there are also numerous clamp-less wand options and even more recently, automatic curl machines that draw your hair in and beep when your curl is done.

Here are 5 of our favourite curling irons, all available at Coquitlam Centre.



T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

An Allure "Best of Beauty" award winner with 3 interchangeable barrels that allow you to create everything from spirals to beachy waves. Ionic technology seals the hair cuticle for smooth, shiny waves and a ceramic PTC heater self regulates temperature to prevent over or under heating for all day curls.

Available at Sephora $350*

Hot Tools 1.25" Curling Iron

Hot Tools 24K Gold Spring Curling Iron is a stylist fav. The high heats and even heat distribution create long-lasting curls and waves and leaves hair looking smooth and glossy. Equipped with Pulse Technology for "Gets Hot…Stays Hot" performance, for fast heat up and instant heat recovery - up to 430F.

Available at Zennkai Salon $79.95*

Bombay Gold Collection

A 100% titanium barrel in gold which allows for frizz free and long lasting curls. This clampless wand has an adjustable temperature of 150F to 450F. Curling Wand is dual voltage. Includes curling wand stand and heat resistant glove.

Available at Zennkai Salon $120*

Conair Infinite Pro Curl Secret

A revolutionary new way to curl your hair. Simply place your clean and thoroughly brushed hair inside the curler and let it do the rest. Tighter or looser curls can be achieved just by changing the amount of time you leave your hair in the curler.

Available at Walmart $98.96*

Conair Instant Heat Ceramic Curling Iron

An oldie but most definitely a goodie. This ceramic coated iron glides through your hair and heats up in 30 seconds.

Available at London Drugs $19.99*

Will you give this soft side twist a try?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.