Retro Waves tutorial for a glamorous Hollywood look

/ 12.10.2013
Get retro Hollywood waves with our tutorial
Get retro Hollywood waves with our tutorial

Retro Hollywood waves never go out of fashion, fact. If you're looking to impress with a chic and classic hairstyle from the red carpet, you're in the right place – after all, the clue is kind of in the Hollywood-centric name!

Perhaps because it's such a glamorous look, Hollywood waves can seem like a difficult hairstyle to recreate but we're here to bust that myth with an easy-to-follow tutorial.

Get the Look

The first step is to prepare your hair. After towel-drying, apply elastic curl mousse throughout your hair and blow-dry after creating a side part. This will provide lasting 24-hour hold and help to make curling your hair a whole lot easier, too.

Next, you can reach for the curling irons. Curl your hair section by section from about a third of the way down, right to the tip. Do this all the way around your head. Then, lightly run a wide-toothed comb through your hair to transform the individual curls into smooth, cascading waves, just be careful not to flatten them completely.

For the front section, you want classic peek-a-boo style bangs. For this, wrap a large section of hair around the biggest curling iron you have and hold for a few seconds. Then, open the clasp slightly and pull the iron downwards until the hair pops off the top. Separate with your fingers and then gently comb through.

To finish, mist generously with hairspray for extra hold – it's important your hair can party for as long as you can! The result should be a glamorous and very feminine look that wouldn't look out of place on some of Hollywood's finest.

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