If there’s one hair trend that will stand the test of time, it’s the old Hollywood waves. Celebrities are ditching the controlled up-dos and sweeping the red carpets with this sleek and sophisticated look. Believe it or not, the average person at home can achieve the same results with just a few small adjustments. Here are the step-by-step instructions to help you recreate the glamorous Hollywood waves at home, created by Philips HairCare Ambassador and Celebrity hair stylist Paloma Rose Garcia.
STEP 1: Apply a thermal heat protectant through the mid to end lengths of your freshly washed hair and a volumising product to your roots.
STEP 2: Using a medium round brush, section the damp hair into three areas: the bottom nape (from below the ear down), the middle section across the head (temple down) and then the remaining top section (crown).
STEP 3: Use a hairdryer to dry each section of the hair for a smooth finish.
STEP 4: Part hair into a low side part of your desire.
THEN CURL HAIR
STEP 5: Using a straightener, start from the low side of the head and place the straightener into the first inch of the root area of the hair. Do a full rotation (360 degrees) towards the face.
STEP 6: Hold in place for 5-8 seconds, release and then let the curl cool. Remember to keep the hair centred in the straightener to avoid snags.
STEP 7: Work in vertical sections of 1 inch by 1 inch down the head – then work all the way around the head.
TIP: By the time you get to the left side of the head you’ll be working the curls out.
STEP 8: Using a large wide tooth comb, brush the look out from roots to ends, moulding the waves into each other.
STEP 9: To set, finish with hair spray.
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