Judging by Spring 2014’s runway beauty trends, its time to catch the wave. From Diane von Furstenberg in New York, Burberry Prorsum in London, and Versace in Milan, this season’s hairstyling was all about the messy, natural wave. Carefree and reminiscent of beach days ahead, the relaxed waves added a nonchalance and sex appeal to every look… Think Gisele Bundchen, Nicole Richie, and Gabrielle Union.
Wondering how to get that ideal, undone, just rolled out of bed wave? The key is adding texture, keeping hair matte, and remembering the look isn’t meant to be perfect. First dry hair by combing through with fingers to add texture. Once hair is dry, select random sections of hair and curl mid-length with a medium-barrel curling iron, and then straighten ends to add polish.
Depending on your natural texture and prep time, “setting” hair can also add the perfect amount of low-maintenance wave to your locks. For the fresh off the beach look at home, fill a spray bottle with salt water and spritzing before you start styling. Twist hair into a low bun or braids, leaving the ends loose to achieve a mixed texture. Let sit while you get dressed and do your makeup, undoing them once your ready to walk out the door, and voila! Add a spray of dry shampoo to seal the deal and you’re ready to strut the sidewalks. Two products that can help you achieve this look is Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave and my fave Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist.
Hair not cooperating? Is the ability to create those beach inspired waves and natural “kink” not an option for your strands? A helping hand is never too far away. Extensions, weaves and wigs allow for everyone and anyone, no matter what your hair texture may be, to have the exact hair style you desire. Try my fabulous line of wigs just for this purpose. For some natural waves, start out with the IMAN Gorgeous Locks line and choose the “Couture Curly” wig in brown, highlighted brown, auburn or blonde. Using Iman’s controlled heat flat iron, you can adjust the amount of curl on the wig to give yourself those perfect sexy waves. Just wash the wig to return it to it’s natural curl so you can reuse it time and time again.