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3 steps to sexy waves

Gorgeous hair doesn’t have to be complicated. These beautiful waves, crafted on medium-thick tresses (that’s hair type 3c-4a, if you want to get technical!), demonstrate how a few simple styling moves are all that’s needed to step out in style this first day of September! Ready to make waves? Here’s what you need to do…



STEP 1 Freshly shampooed hair was blow-dried with volume. A light spritz of the Keracare Soft Hold Spritz was applied throughout. A deep side parting was created.

STEP 2: Starting at the front, diagonal sections were taken working with the contour of the head. A micro wand was then used on each section creating a wave throughout the mid-lengths of the hair leaving the ends free.

STEP 3 Each wave was taken clockwise and anti-clockwise to create maximum texture and movement.

Hair: Michelle Thompson; Makeup: Kamanza Amihyia & Juan Lopez; Fashion Styling: Shevelle Rhule; Photo: Richard Miles. All for Avlon.

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