Get a gorgeous, tousled style even if you’re not seaside.
The Pro Method
Tame unruly curls or add texture to stick-straight strands with a tapered curling wand, says Los Angeles hair pro Riawna Capri, who maintains Selena Gomez’s locks. Wrap varyingsize sections of hair around the wand, away from the face (try T3 SinglePass Wave). Be sure not to wrap strands too tightly, Capri says, and hold the wand vertically, skinny end up. After releasing each curl, gently tug the hair while it’s still warm. “This straightens out the shape so it isn’t too perfect,” she explains. Finish with a light-hold hair spray, like Kevin.Murphy Bed.
On hair that has natural movement but needs definition, use a textur – izing spray while hair is damp. Opt for a nondrying formula to keep strands glossy, not crunchy. We like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray. After spritzing, scrunch hair to encourage waves or if you have more time, twist small sections around your finger, pin in place, and air-dry.
Lock in waves while you sleep: Create a center part on damp hair, form a loose braid behind each ear, and secure a soft elastic about two inches above the ends, suggests New York hairstylist Peter Butler, the man behind the undone tresses of Kate Upton and Toni Garrn. Spritz braids with hair spray (try TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Level 1 Hair Spray) to keep bends in place overnight. When you wake up, use your fingers to separate waves (brushing can cause frizz).
For extra luster, apply a styling cream or shine spray from mid – lengths to ends. “Shine instantly transforms waves from messy to polished,” says New York based hairstylist Nunzio Saviano. Try Pan – tene BB Crème or Sebastian Professional Shine Define.