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Easy medium + long hair tutorial: smooth waves

/ 09.26.2014
Get hair that cascades!
Get hair that cascades!

Flowing waves are kind of magical, aren't they? All that smooth movement falling down like a waterfall... ah, the romance of it all. The best thing about this kind of hairstyle is, perhaps surprisingly, that it's really easy to achieve on most medium and long cuts.

1/ Get the look

Step one
Starting with damp hair, apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly throughout, then blow-dry. Use the concentrator attachment and guide the hair straight with a paddle brush.

Step two
Once dried, use a 1 1/2" curling iron to curl the lengths of your hair. After each piece of hair comes off the iron, pool it in the palm of your hand, spray with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, then pin it up to cool. This sets the hair into a wave, preventing it from falling out during the day/night.

Step three
After your hair has cooled, unpin all the curls, then gently brush your hair through with a boar bristle brush. This will give you a unified wave AKA that magical cascade!

Step four
Complete the look with another mist of LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to tame flyaways and prevent new ones from forming. If you want to add a little extra gloss, try Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray instead for instant shine. That's it!

What do you think? Will you be attempting this gorgeous look?

Read more: For more wavy haistyle inspiration, check out these gorgeous looks from Blake Lively.

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