Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Trend Alert: Beachy Waves

Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards saw one of my favorite hair trends: the beachy wave. And it's just in time for summer

Worn (well) by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon.
Worn (not as well) by Kristen Stewart and Chelsea Handler.



What makes a good beachy wave? And why are the celebs going gaga for beachy waves now?
We asked the experts.

“The beach-y wave trend we have been seeing on the red carpet can enhance a youthful, soft modern feeling to many looks," says celeb hair guru, Cervando, who has worked with Rosie Huntington.

"The trick with getting the perfect beachy wave trend is prepping the hair with the right amount of product. Many girls don't use enough and their hair falls flat within the hour. My personal favorite is Phyto Volume Actif. Apply to damp hair from roots to ends, and dry with your hands to keeping the natural bend," explains Marcus Francis, celebrity hair stylist, who has worked with Marisa Tomei, Rashida Jones and Emma Roberts.


Follow celeb hair stylist, Jen Atkin - who works with Sofia Vergara - simple how-to to achieve this trend at-home.

"First it's best to start off with damp hair.   Use Frederick Fekkai Wave Spray to create texture in the hair, and scrunch at ends while blow drying.  When hair is about 75% dry place Duckbill clips horizontally to set the hair, creating waves and bends from the roots to ends.  it doesn't have to be precise, you just want to make dents throughout your hair.  Spray a bit more texture spray, and blow dry completely.   I recommend if you have long bangs, leave them out and twist each bang back and away from the face (think Farrah Fawcett) and blow dry each twist.

Once hair is dry, remove the clips and you can use a 1 1/4 "  curling iron to wrap ends that need a bit more bend.  It's best to keep it messy and not too overdone. 

If hair is thick and dry, use a pomade to break up the ends.  Make sure to only use about a dime size amount. It is easiest to get this look if you already have long layers.  If not,  make sure to just use a bit more Wave Spray and Duckbill clips in your hair. “


Jen, Singapore said...

Gorgeous! i love the hair styles! wish i could have that hair too! lol

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