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Here's how you can get Jennifer Lopez's luscious waves right at home

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TGIF!

If the start of the weekend has you inspired to hit the town with your besties, you're not alone.

Whether your girls' night includes classy cocktails at your favorite bar or a tasty potluck dinner and a movie, getting ready for a fun night should never be stressful. Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton stopped by TODAY to share his favorite ideas for dressing up your hair for a night out.

In fact, a new hairstyle is one of the easiest ways to ramp up your look when you're in a style rut.

The wet look

Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West loves to rock the wet hair look. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

This cool 'do has been making the rounds with celebrities lately. It quite literally lets you walk out the door with the appearance of wet hair.

Hair Stylist Chris Appleton on TODAY, August 25th.
Chris Appleton re-creates Kim Kardashian West's signature wet look. TODAY

The secret to this look, according to Appleton, is actually a wave iron.

1. Spray each section of hair with a beach wave spray. This will give it both shine and texture.

Pro tip: The key here is to use enough product so your hair looks drenched without being greasy.

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John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray, $7, Amazon

Sea salt spray
Amazon

2. Place the wave iron into the section of hair vertically.

Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves, $20, Amazon

Bed Head Beach Waver
Amazon

3. Wrap the hair around it in a figure-eight pattern.

Pro tip: Give the hair a little rock back and forth while it's in there, so the wave isn't too set.

4. Remove it and repeat throughout.

Modern updo

Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld's updo is actually much easier to create than you might think. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

Appleton is the main man behind Hailee Steinfeld's gorgeous bun for this year's Oscars. While it might look complicated, he said you can actually get this look right at home. Seriously!

Hair Stylist Chris Appleton on TODAY, August 25th.
Hailee Steinfeld's updo is actually quite easy to re-create at home. TODAY

1. Put your hair into two basic ponytails. Appleton says you can also just do one.

2. Put an old-fashioned hairnet around each ponytail.

Mirage Ultra Invisible Dark Hair Net, $1, Sally Beauty

Hairnet
Sally Beauty

3. Wrap the ponytail around and secure with bobby pins.

Black Premium Bobby Pins, $8, Sally Beauty

Bobby pins
Sally Beauty

Long loose waves

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez arguably has some of the most gorgeous locks in Hollywood. NBC

There's nothing more glamorous than cascading waves, but it turns out celebrities have a little secret to get the look of endless tresses. Appleton explained that many stars use extensions for that voluminous, thick and healthy look. However, you can get your own luxurious locks by simply using a clip-in extension from your local beauty supply store.

Hair Stylist Chris Appleton on TODAY, August 25th.
Whether you want longer hair or just thicker locks, clip-in extensions are a great idea. TODAY

1. Clip in a hair piece or two that matches your hair color.

2. Pull the hair forward.

3. Add in waves with your curling iron or waver.

Remington CI9538 TStudio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand, $24, Amazon

Curling wand
Amazon

4. Loosen them with your fingers and add a soft hair spray.

Upgraded ponytail

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has upgraded her ponytail with piercings. Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

Who says your go-to ponytail is boring? In fact, turning your classic look into something extra-special is all in the hair accessories. Ariana Grande has recently been giving her signature ponytail a modern twist with hair piercings and Appleton has an easy way to get a similar look at home.

Hair Stylist Chris Appleton on TODAY, August 25th.
This is a glammed up ponytail! TODAY

1. Start with a slicked back ponytail.

2. Use gold elastics and place them throughout the ponytail.

30 Pack Lurex Brown And Gold Tone Hair Ties, $6, Claire's

ponytail holders
Claire's

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