How to Create Messy Side-Swept Waves

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how to create gorgeous Side-swept waves


Hair Types

Side-swept waves with a deep side hair part are the perfect recipe for creating a sultry hairstyle. Although wavy hairstyles have been quite a hit this past summer, it seems ever since they made a huge comeback during the NYFW SS17 season, everyone has been finding a way to get their hands on countless ways to recreate the look. After all, why wait until 2018 when you can totally try the trend right now!

When it comes to hair parting, there’s nothing more sexier than a deep side part. To give this particular look an everyday spin, the touch of messy waves help give the overall hairstyle a less serious and stuffy feel. To achieve the look, all it takes is a few hair waves and a texturizing spray to enhance texture. Ready to give the look a go? Read on to learn how you can create messy side-swept waves you can wear every single day.

Get The Look: Messy Side-Swept Waves


Start with clean hair.

Begin by washing your hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo and condition with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Conditioner to prepare your hair for effortlessly gorgeous waves. Apply a heat protectant like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray on damp hair, then blow-dry.

a smiling woman with side-swept waves hair wearing blue shirt

Part your hair.

Using the tail of a fine-tooth comb, part your hair on one side of your face from the hairline to mid-crown.

Side-swept waves part your hair

Create your waves.

Use a one-inch hair wand to add waves to your hair. Begin your waves a few inches away from your roots and curl away from your face. Wrap your hair around the barrel and leave the ends out, hold for a few seconds and release.

Side-swept waves curl your hair

Enhance your texture.

Instead of using your texturizing spray on damp hair, apply Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray onto your hair after creating your waves to give them a sexy and undone look. Enhance texture by scrunching your hair, then air-dry.

Side-swept waves enhance your texture

Add shine and finish.

Finish off your look by using a few drops of Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Hair Oil throughout your hair to add shine and tame frizz.

Side-swept waves apply some hair oil

Need more wavy hairstyle ideas? Learn how to create this half-up woven wavy hairstyle and how you can get beachy waves in the winter.

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