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What you’ll need
What’s fun, quick to master, and perfect for the upcoming warm season? A messy, wavy look, that’s what. Not only has the chunky lob been a super on-trend look since a few seasons past, it’s also a style update you can nail in minutes via our easy textured waves tutorial.
You’ve seen it on celebrities, on the runways and even—especially!—on your favorite style star blogs. This beachy bob that’s styled with uneven, slightly zigzaggy waves is one of the most coveted looks of today. It’s main selling point? The fact that these kinds of curls look both effortless and edgy, without that telltale spiral that suggests of caring too much or spending too much time on your #glam.
Recreate the look by first getting that trendy short cut, then unlearning a few overwrought curling techniques. This highly sustainable, lived-in hairstyle is perfect to sport for the coming summer season, as it acts as the ideal exclamation point to your cute, hot-season outfits, while also giving some traction to the pouf and frizz that might come with the weather.
The key to acing this fashionable wavy hairstyle? Twirling your flat iron in different directions, and prepping beforehand with a texturizing spray. Both help give gravitas to this undone style, while getting you spiffed up and—best yet—out the door in 10 minutes. We also love wearing the look with a diffused middle part, which adds to the whole casual-chic feel. Read on:
Quick and Easy to Master: The Textured Waves Tutorial
Start on clean (or refreshed) hair.
Apply heat protectant.
Curl hair with a flat iron.
Rough it up.
Finish with a hairspray.
Enjoyed our textured waves tutorial? Brush up on your curling iron chops with our easy guide to curling short hair.