Beachy waves, old-Hollywood waves — been there, done that. These next-gen waves bring breezy curls in a cool-girl kinda way. Here, pro Jacob Rosenberg shows you how to master these super-simple styles.
1. Smooth it out. On damp hair, mist Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock 10-in-1 Rescue Leave-In Spray to keep hair smooth, add shine, and protect it from heat styling, since you’ll actually need to blow-dry your hair for this look.
2. Crimp carefully… but not everywhere. “The key to [making this look modern] is notcrimping every section of hair,” says Rosenberg. Once your hair is dry, use a 1-inch curling iron and wrap a small section of hair halfway around the barrel, going away from your face as you clamp down. “You don’t want to wrap [your hair] all the way around, which will just make your hair more wavy rather than crimped,” says Rozenberg.
3. Change directions. Now for some wrist action. On the same section of hair, slide the barrel of the curling iron down a few inches from the first crimp and bend it around the barrel in the other direction toward the face. This gives you that crimped look, but way softer and more natural than what you experimented with in the ’90s.
1. Smooth your strands. These waves may be windswept but that doesn’t mean they’re frizzy. To keep flyaways at bay, apply Garnier Fructis Smooth Air Dry Anti-Frizz Cream on damp hair from root to tip. “Use your fingers to rake the product through your hair,” says Rozenberg. “This will help encourage texture, but without the frizz.”
2. Get twisted. Starting at your temple, twist 2-inch sections of hair away from your face, and fasten with clips or bobby pins. This creates natural-looking waves without any heat. “The bigger the twists, the looser the waves,” says Rozenberg. And don’t twist your entire head either — just pick random sections throughout for natural-looking texture.
3. Break it up. To keep the curls from looking too perfect and “done,”Rozenberg’s trick for breaking up the curls is to “sandwich your hair through your palms, stretching it down as you go so it ends up looking natural.”
For another take on modern crimps, this look is all business on top and party on the bottom.
1. Sleeken up. Since the first part of this look is all about a super-smooth situation, comb Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Liquid Strength Treatment with Protein throughout towel-dried hair. The oils and proteins in it will protect strands from heat-styling and give your strands a glass-like shine.
2. Divide and conquer. Use the pointy end of a rattail comb to create a clean middle part. Then smooth your hair down on either side of your part using your palms. Blow it dry in sections, using a paddle brush and aiming the nozzle of the blow-dryer down the hair shaft to smooth the cuticle, says Rozenberg. “To minimize any flyaways at the top section, spray a bit of hairspray onto a fine-tooth comb and take it through your hair from root to tip.”
3. Make crimps. Starting just below the ear, hold a flat iron horizontally and clamp a small section of hair in between, bending it slightly toward your neck. Then go a few inches down and repeat, but in the opposite direction, away from your neck. Repeat throughout your hair,”maintaining the same distance between each wave as you go,” says Rozenberg. Once you’re finished, run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to loosen the crimps a bit and keep it looking uniform.