We fell in love with the modern Veronica Lake waves that came down the catwalk at Elie Saab Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2016. Then right on schedule our current hair crush, Cara Delevingne added her IT-girl edge the same S-waves, reinventing them for the red carpet. Trust us, if you nail these waves now you’ll wear them forever and celebrity hairstylist, Brad Ngata for Schwarzkopf shows you how.

Video credit: E. Michael Wolf 

Step One Divide freshly washed hair in half from ear to ear
Step Two Apply heat protectant thoroughly throughout, such as SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care, Heidi’s Heat Styles Protection Spray
Step Three Create a deep side part
Brad’s Pro Tip Use the highest point on the arch of your eyebrow as a guide to find a flattering side part
Step Four Blow-dry smooth using a flat brush
Step Five Divide hair in half from ear to ear and clip the top section away
Step Six Starting at the nape of the neck, take a 10cm wide section of hair and wrap it around a curling tong in a downwards direction
Brad’s Pro Tip Depending on the thickness of your hair, hold the curl for up to 10 seconds for an even distribution of heat
Step seven Release the curl and pin it in place to allow to cool
Brad’s Pro Tip Leaving curls to cool is an essential step for this look and creates longer lasting, smoother curls
Step Eight Continue this curling process throughout the rest of the hair, always curling down in the same direction across the head
Brad’s pro tip This look doesn’t require any volume at the root. When you reach the top section, drop the curl slightly and begin your curl halfway down the length
Step Nine Leave the curls to cool completely and then release the pins
Step Ten Brush out the curls with a padded brush
Step Eleven Apply hairspray to smooth any flyaways, such as SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care, Push Up Volume Hairspray
Step twelve Apply a shine oil and gloss serum for added shine, such as SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care, Dry Oil Mist Smooth & Shine and SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care, Moisture Gloss Crystal Oil
Step thirteen Use flat clips around the face to create and hold the retro shape and secure with hairspray


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SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care Moisture Gloss Crystal Oil, $9.99. SHOP NOW 
SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care, Heidi’s Heat Styles Protection Spray, $6.99. SHOP NOW
SCHWARZKOPF EXTRA CARE, DRY OIL MIST SMOOTH & SHINE, $4. SHOP NOW
SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care Push Up Volume Hairspray, $6.99. SHOP NOW

Styling :

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VIDEO PRODUCTION
MOTION: E. Michael Wolf  (SHOOT)

TALENT: Megan/ IMG

HAIR: Brad Ngata for SCHWARZKOPF

MAKEUP: Elsa Morgan

 
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