How to get hat-friendly waves for fall: hairstyle tutorial

/ 09.15.2014
Medium-length, glossy waves were MADE for hats!
Medium-length, glossy waves were MADE for hats!

Now that fall is here, it's time to embrace all the best things about it, from pumpkin spice to that beautiful hat that has been sat in the back of your wardrobe since May. While pumpkin spiced anything doesn't strictly require a hairstyle to make it work, hats kind of do... which is where we come in.

Our favorite hat-friendly look is loose, glossy waves. Not dissimilar to this summer's omnipresent tousled waves, this style is full of natural-looking movement cobined with a certain amount of polish.

Get the look

Step one
To get a glossy finish, you need to start with well-hydrated hair. Translation: conditioner and lots of it! Use a wide-tooth comb to rake it through your hair while you're in the shower to help it really penetrate the hair for maximum benefit.

Step two
After towel-drying your hair, apply a heat protectant like L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream then rough dry completely.

Step three
Brush your hair through then curl the hair from ear-level down with a medium-barrel iron.

FYI - If you have trouble getting your hair to hold a curl, follow these styling tips to make sure it does as it's told this time around.

Step four
Gently brush the curls through then shake your fingers through your hair to make it all look more natural.

Step five
Mist your hair liberally with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray for added shine and long-lasting, flexible hold.

Step six
Apply hat.

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