4 Steps to A-list waves

Get the se­crets of bendy tex­ture from the celeb stylist who gets it per­fectly right.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour 2017 March -

Call it ‘sex­ture’ or messy, just-rolled-around hair. It’s soft, shiny, nu­anced – and more of­ten than not, it’s the work of celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, who has used his trade­mark wave tech­nique to cre­ate Rosario Daw­son’s per­fectly un­done strands, Mar­ion Cotil­lard’s piecey bob and dozens of other ’dos. See the va­ri­ety on his Instagram at @hair­byadir. His rule: “Have a blown-out part­ing and more tex­tured ar­eas” rather than uni­form waves all over. Here, how to get a look that’s “beau­ti­ful, but not over­done”.

Step 1 Start clean

Start with freshly washed hair. “You can’t get full­ness and vol­ume if you have oily roots,” says Adir. To avoid heav­i­ness, only use conditioner from mid-length to ends. TRY Tre­semmé Beauty-full Vol­ume Pre-wash Conditioner (R85.99).

Step 2 Build vol­ume

Mist damp roots with vol­ume spray. Ap­ply a drop of light­weight oil on ends. Rough- dry, then blowdry with a round brush on top only. For flat hair, ap­ply mousse af­ter dry­ing, like Moroc­canoil Beach Wave Mousse ( R385).

Step 3 Add curls

With an iron, like ghd Curve Clas­sic Curl Tong (R2 299), make waves 5cm from the roots. Al­ter­nate between S-clamps (small sec­tions ro­tated into S-shapes, then clamped) and wave clamps (sec­tions twisted around the bar­rel leav­ing the ends out).

Step 4 Now scrunch

Use a light hair­spray for gen­tle hold. Add a drop of fin­ish­ing cream to the ends for piecey sep­a­ra­tion. TRY Sch­warzkopf Osis+ Mess Up Matte Paste (R229). “Scrunch it through the bot­tom,” Adir says. “It breaks ev­ery­thing up.”

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