How to Do My Hair Stylist's Signature Messy Waves - Cupcakes & Cashmere

How to Do My Hair Stylist's Signature Messy Waves

A step-by-step video for a sexy, undone look.
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When it comes to blow-outs, I have my technique for a sleek look down to a science, but have always struggled with consistent beachy waves. While I used to prefer a sleeker wave (see this 2013 video), I've found myself gravitating towards a more undone look in recent years, which my hair stylist Donovan at Ramirez | Tran salon is an expert at. His signature messy waves are voluminous and have just the right amount of a tousled look while still feeling intentional. Without fail, any time I shoot an outfit post or take an Instagram after visiting Donovan, I'm flooded with comments about how I got such a perfect beachy, messy wave. After years of visiting him, I asked him to share with you how to achieve his signature messy waves. (Full disclosure: This is for me as much as it is for you—I can't wait to replicate this at home!) Watch the video here, then scroll down for the products Donovan used:

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Styling Products: Imphenom Shampoo and Superior Treatment, Oribe Creme de StyleOribe Gold Lust OilOribe Dry Texturizing spray, Oribe Apres Beach Spray 

Brushes: Ibizia Paddle BrushIbiza Cork Handle Round Brush, L’ami Doré #689 Cutting Comb

Hot Tools: Parlux Advance Light Blow DryerHot Tools 1 1/4” Marcel Iron 

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P.S., Here's how to give yourself a sleek blow-out at home.