Effortlessly tousled, soft waves, the glamour wave... call it what you like, but red carpet hair stylists can’t get enough of this oh-so-sexy and understated look.
And with a huge range of hair tongs on the market now, it’s never been easier to recreate the modern waves - whether you’ve got minutes or hours to prepare.
From roughly tousled to Hollywood chic, here are three ways to recreate this year’s hottest hair style, including a time-saving cheat.
Modern sexy waves:
Session stylist Adam Reed uses barrel tongs to create a loose and romantic wave.
“Start by spritzing texturising spray into dry hair and roughly blow dry,” he advises. “Then section the hair off randomly so you get that soft finish to the hair. Tong each section with wide barrelled hair tongs, like BaByliss 2289U Glamour Waves Curling Tong.
“Next, wind the lengths of the hair up to the roots, leave the hair for ten seconds. Let the hair fall out of the tong gently and brush through," he adds.
Start by taking two-inch sections of hair and weaving them back and forth in a figure of eight pattern between the barrels of a two-pronged iron. Try the Remington CI 9522 Pearl Pro Styler.
This creates deep waves that can be teased out with fingers for a smooth glamorous effect. Spritz with hairspray to finish, try the ultra moveable TIGI S-Factor Vivacious Hairspray.
“For perfectly tousled hair without professional blow-dry, rough-dry hair until just damp then twist into a chignon and fasten at the nape,” reveals Rush hair stylist Esther Layo.
“As the hair dries and cools it will set into easy waves. Let it down, comb it through with your fingers and spritz with hairspray to finish,” she adds.© Cover Media