Finishing Techniques – Tonging


Tongs can be used to create a variety of looks on all hair types and textures. It is important that the tongs are used with care as they can cause serious burns to your self or your clients. Below are a few examples of tongs that can be used to support the desired look. 

Short Hair

Take small sections no bigger than the tongs. Open the arm of the tongs and carefully clap the hair at the ends. Roll carefully to the root area. Do not touch the scalp. Leave a few seconds and unroll. Continue on all required areas. Remember to allow the tonged hair to cool.


Long Hair

Using the correct size barrelled tongs take sections starting at the nape. Work in vertical sections rolling vertically to the sections. This creates a soft spiral curl. Continue throughout all required areas.