by Jené Luciani
Summer's right around the corner...get perfect beach waves with these expert tips.Just in time to bust your "I'm so sick of frizz and hat hair" winter styling rut, we found a hot new spring look to bring warm thoughts-and better hair days-to mind.
Models sported beachy waves at last week's exclusive Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week presentation featuring designer Rebecca Minkoff and her lead hairstylist, Jeanie Syfu of Tresemmé. Minkoff said the hairstyle matched the relaxed, beachy, 80s vibe of her collection, which showcased lots of sheer fabrics, bright colors, and fun prints.
We asked Syfu to explain how to achieve the low-key look at home, and luckily this is an easy one. Even better: It's not supposed to look uniform or perfect, so you don't have to worry about curling equal sections or even all sections of your hair.
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1. Apply a root-boosting spray, such as Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boost Spray, at the roots, and a lightweight volumizing mousse like Tresemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse throughout dry hair, working through with fingers to add texture. Smooth out ends with a Mason Pearson brush-the mixture of boar and nylon bristles helps give hair bounce.
2. Take random sections of hair and use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to create curls through the mid-lengths, making sure to leave the ends out. Straighten ends with a flat iron.
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3. Spray hair lightly all over with dry shampoo for a matte look (this is the one time you don't want shiny hair), and create a middle part with a comb. Finish with a dime-size dollop of anti-frizz cream, using fingertips to rake through hair from roots to ends.
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by Jené Luciani