HOW TO CREATE TEXTURED WAVES: TUTORIAL

Celebrity hair/makeup pro Darrell Redleaf shows us how to get those edgy, deconstructed waves à la Emma Stone and Kate Mara... and gives us the scoop on working as a hairstylist in film and television
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Celebrity hair/makeup pro Darrell Redleaf shows us how to get those edgy, deconstructed waves à la Emma Stone and Kate Mara... and gives us the scoop on working as a hairstylist in film and television
How-to: Dee's textured waves courtesy of celebrity hair/makeup artist Darrell Redleaf for Flow Haircare

How-to: Dee's textured waves courtesy of celebrity hair/makeup artist Darrell Redleaf for Flow Haircare

Doesn't this very pretty, textured-waves style on Dee say please run your hands through my hair? You want that on Valentine's Day, right? We can help you with that.

This look on Dee makes me want to chop my hair again. Actually, a few months back, celebrity hair/makeup pro Darrell Redleaf gave my natural waves a choppy cut similar to the one he gave Selena Gomez for her role in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving with Paul Rudd. It's the cut you see in my avatar here, on Twitter, on Instagram and all over this post for Estée Lauder. But my hair grows quickly, and now it wants to be just like Dee's in this photo. Dee's hair, though, is naturally straight. If yours is too, you'll want to check out our textured-waves video tutorial with Darrell.

how to create textured waves

how to create textured waves: Emma Stone inspiration

How to create textured waves: Emma Stone inspiration from the 2015 Golden Globes

Our inspirations were Emma Stone's short textured bob at the 2015 Golden Globes and Kate Mara's edgy waves at the 2014 Met Ball. 

how to create textured waves: Kate Mara inspiration

How to create textured waves: Kate Mara inspiration at the 2014 Met Ball

Darrell used Flow Impeccable Finish Hairspray and Flow Infinite Style Touchable Texture Design Cream on each section of Dee's hair before he curled it – yet the finished style looks wonderfully soft, as though she has no product in it at all. That's an invitation to touch, isn't it? Here's the how-to video – and at the 3:53 mark, Darrell gives us the scoop on what it's like to work as a hairstylist in the film and TV biz:

Key how-to tips for achieving soft yet edgy textured waves:

  • Create vertical segments from crown to nape – but don't divide them into top and bottom sections.
  • Mist your hair section with hairspray, then thoroughly distribute a tiny bit of texturizing cream along the length.
  • Build volume into your style by holding your hair section up from your crown and curling from there, from mid-length to just before the tip.
  • Use a curling wand and hold onto the tip of the hair so it doesn't get curled. Hold the wand upside down when you use it so the tapered tip is at the ends of your hair.
  • Once you've finished curling, let that last section cool, then emulsify a bit of Flow All-Day Tame Smoothing Balm between hands and work it through all your hair.
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Flow Impeccable Finish Hairspray, Touchable Texture Design Cream and All-Day Tame Smoothing Balm

I gotta book me a haircut – love Dee's finished look. You? You gonna do it?

In case you missed it: how to create glamorous, old-Hollywood waves; the one-minute updo.

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