There’s something about romantic waves that scream classic Hollywood glamour. While it will forever be an awards night and movie premiere staple, the look can be just as lovely for your next date night.
Amy Adams and Allison Williams both wore this type of 'do to the Golden Globes on Sunday and looked equally timeless and gorgeous. Now, it's time to try it for yourself! We have the tips from their celebrity stylists to steal this quintessential look.
Celebrity hair stylist Laini Reeves said retro waves perfectly complement her client Amy Adams' porcelain skin and blazing red hair.
“We got the sketches from the designer," Reeves said of Adams' periwinkle gown. "Then we decided to do the wave.”
Reeves describes the process to create red carpet-ready hair:
1. Apply a volumizing spray from roots to ends on damp hair.
2. Using a classic comb, make a deep side part. Proceed to blow out hair with a soft bristle brush to keep the ends smooth.
3. To create the central wave, brush the lighter side of the hair behind the ear and hold with pin-curl clips. Once the clips are in place, use a curling iron and rollers to take 2-inch sections of the other side and curl toward the face.
4. Continually curl the hair and immediately hold with pins and rollers. Adjust the depth and intensity of your waves by choosing how tightly to place the pins. Repeat this move until you have curled all of the hair.
5. For retro — or any! — waves, you need to give the style time to set. Reeves suggests spraying with a perfecting spray and letting the style sit for about 20 minutes.
6. After hair has cooled, take out all the pins and rollers except for those keeping hair behind the ear. Using the soft bristle brush, start brushing out the wave. Remember: The more you brush, the more relaxed the wave will become. Intermittently add a light spray while brushing in order to hold the curl. When you have the wave depth you want, set with a stronger finishing spray.
Allison Williams, stunning in Armani Privé, also chose classic Hollywood waves. Her take on the cinematic look was more chic than romantic, but just as beautiful!
WELLA professionals’ stylist Renato Campora created Williams’ look and explained her process:
1. Starting with damp hair, Campora says to apply 2 or 3 pumps of a style primer to the palms of your hands and distribute evenly. Hint: Be careful not to over apply the product and weigh hair down.
2. Then, work in mousse from root to ends, creating a deep side part. Blow dry hair with a fine-tooth comb to maintain shine.
3. Next, take medium-size sections of hair and curl toward the face. Secure each curl flat to the head with bobby pins. Lightly mist with finishing spray.
4. Once the hair has cooled, remove the pins and loosely brush to shape the waves. Use a finishing spray to define and prevent flyaways.
5. Using bobby pins, curl the bottom of the hair up and under to form a faux bob. Finish by using a strong-hold hairspray to set (and save) the style.
Now, you're ready for your red carpet debut!