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Red Carpet Trend: Beachy Waves at the 2016 Golden Globes

January 11, 2016 admin

While side parts were a red carpet staple at the 2016 Golden Globes, the center part also had a major moment. From Kate Hudson to Melissa McCarthy, stars paired a stark, center-part with effortless, WEEKENDER-inspired beachy-chic waves.

Recreate the center-parted WEEKENDER style seen across the red carpet with these expert how-tos from our Creative Director Giovanni Vaccaro.

PREP: Wash hair with a curl- or wave-defining shampoo and conditioner. Then, run a wide-toothed comb through your wet hair, and generously apply a wave spray all over, concentrating on the mid-shaft to ends (as opposed to the scalp). To create more volume for naturally straight hair, flip your head upside down and blowdry until it’s about 50% dry. Flip your head back over once hair is halfway dry and continue to blowdry. To create added waves and body, massage your hands throughout head as you blow-dry.

Once your hair is 100% dry, use a curling iron to create loose curls. For longer hair, I recommend a 1 ¼-inch barrel. And, for shorter hair, choose a curling iron with a smaller barrel, approximately one inch. If you want tighter waves, opt for the one-inch iron, and if you’re looking for slightly looser waves, choose the 1 ½-inch iron. When curling your hair, section off strands starting from the back first and moving toward the face. Take two-by-two-inch sections (or smaller sections if you have very dense hair, or want the waves to be tighter), and begin wrapping the hair around the curling iron, leaving part of the ends out. Make sure you wrap the hair in a motion away from your face. As a general rule of thumb, wrap your hair around the curling iron for just a few seconds — the idea is to get texture without completely curling the hair.

After the waves are in place, flip your head over and run your hands through the hair with a pomade, wax, or paste. Scrunch the ends to separate the strands and create added texture.