We’ve rounded up our favourite headband hair looks to deliver you the hair inspo you never knew you needed.
We lend you the 5 easiest steps you need to follow to achieve this iconic look. Get in position - our pointe technique is flawless!
1. If mermaid-like wavy hair is your order of the day, and ideal for first time or beginner waves in case you were interested, then reach for Redken Beach Envy Volume Wave Aid. Spritz this mineral rich prep spray through the mid-lengths to the ends of your locks, then get scrunching. All very 80s we know but this motion mixed with this mermaid-worthy product starts getting the strands into wavy hair shape. You can air dry with this one and allow your natural wave to form - if you’re so lucky as to have that cute curl already going on - or you can blow dry and then jump onto the tool step.
2. More of a glam wavy hair fan? Then opt for L’Oreal Professionnel Hair Mousse Spiral Queen Hollywood Waves By Tecni.ART when it comes to your prep steps. This mousse will work on hair that needs to be told how to be wavy or enhance already in place waves. Non-crispy and full of super-holding-power, work a little into the palm of your hand, then use a brush to pick it up and apply to the hair. This is what all the pros do to make sure every strand gets in on the mousse action.
STEP 1: Time to heat things up, with your prep in place, you can blow dry your hair; rough drying it until it’s about 90% dry, then finishing with a round brush and a smoother approach through to the very end. Once tresses are completely dry you can convert them to wavy hair.
STEP 2: Using a tong (the tools with little clips on) or a wand (the non-clip variety) work around your head in two-inch wide sections. Start at the base of your hair with the first layer of sections, clipping the rest out of the way as you do so, so you can see what you’re doing and there are no tangles.
STEP 3: Once each layer is done, mist lightly with hair spray for added hold, then take on the following layer, working your way all the way up to the crown.
TIP: As you wind each section around your chosen tool, leave the very ends and the very roots out – this means your wavy hair will have a modern finish and not look too ‘done’.
For your final trick use a finishing product to seal the wavy hair deal. If you’re keeping things beachy, mist over to Kérastase Eau De Vagues. It is 99% natural, using sugars instead of alcohol or salt to give your waves texture. It also makes a good heat protectant spray, shielding strands to temperatures up to 230 degrees, so you can use it in prep stations too if you like.
After something sleeker? Treat tresses to L’Oreal Professionnel Styling Gel Waves Fatales Hollywood Waves By Tecni.ART instead. Work a pea-sized amount into the palms of your hands, then use them to smooth all over the hair, distributing product as you go and completing the look.
And there you have it. Wavy hair for everyone, with your own personal style tweaks thrown in for look good measure. See you and your waves on a street or scrolling feed super soon!
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