Few gals on the planet know how to rock soft, sexy, chic waves as well as Lauren Conrad. Lauren’s hair is the ideal blend of beach sexiness and flawless polish.
Always happy to share her beauty secrets, we caught up with the star’s celebrity hairstylist, Kristen Ess, to get her tips for recreating what she calls Lauren’s Everyday Waves.
“We started doing this with Lauren’s hair in the beginning and really loved how it turned out so it’s always one of our go-to looks now. It’s young and sexy but at the same time sophisticated and polished. It also beautifully frames Lauren’s big blue eyes. And it’s really easy to do at home if you donít have much time!”
Here’s how to recreate Lauren’s waves in minutes, using the just-launched Big Hair Soft Curls from VS Sassoon.
Step 1: Prep hair. After washing, apply a generous dollop of argon oil or a silicone-based serum focusing on the ends. This adds heat protection where it needs it most and a built-in gloss to the hair once styled for that expensive finish.
Step 2: Blow dry hair as you normally would until smooth and completely dry. We suggest using the new VS Sassoon Venezia 2400 AC Professional Dryer. It dries even thickest hair in only 10 minutes.
Step 3: Starting at the front of your hair, start wrapping 1-2 inch sections of hair around the VS Sassoon Big Hair Soft Curls, always in the direction away from your face. The extra long barrel means you can wrap long hair around the tool effortlessly. Hold in place for 5-10 seconds to set.
Unlike other curling barrels, this tool was designed without a clip to help avoid those annoying indentation and create a smooth, sleek finish in seconds.
Step 4: To bring attention to your eyes, like I do with Lauren, be sure to position the curling iron around eye level, wrapping your hair around it up and down towards your chin area.
Step 5: Once you’ve styled all sections, gently run your fingers through the curls to break them up and create a less uniform look.
Expert tip: Never apply hairspray before you use the curling iron or it gets baked into the hair leaving it with that crunchy texture! Once you’ve finished styling, add a light spritz to help hold the wave and you’re set!
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