I get so many questions about my hairstyle and how to create these „perfectly imperfect“ waves that I thought it was about time to show you how it’s done. I’ve teamed up with John Frieda to share my step-by-step guide on how to master the perfect undone waves. It’s super easy and (with a little practice) should only take you about 15mins. Not too bad, right? So let’s get started!
Tools I Use:
– Paddle Brush
– Flat Iron – using a flat iron is key to create soft & undone waves.
– John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hair Spray
– Hair Clip – you’ll need it to secure your parted hair.
– John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mousse
STEP 1 – PREPARATION
Wash your hair (tip: I always wash my hair the night before I’m doing the waves) with a moisturizing Shampoo, to give it that extra nourishment and shine. The John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo has been my holy hair grail for over a year now and I couldn’t recommend it enough. My hair literally never looked healthier. I also like to add a bit of the styling mousse into my damp hair to achieve some nice volume. Then dry or air dry. I prefer the latter.
Now that your hair is perfectly prepared, it’s time to get started: Seperate your hair above the temple into two sections. I always do 2-3 sections (lower part, middle part, upper part) due to the thickness of my hair. It also creates extra volume. But if your hair isn’t as thick as mine doing 2 sections will be totally fine. Secure with a hair clip.
Use the flat iron to strenghen all hair-ends + the lower section. Once this is done, start doing the waves. Always start at the ear level, never above. Take a small section of hair and keep the flat iron vertical – then twist the iron back on itself (away from your face). It’s like turning your wrist 180 degrees.
Slowly pull down the flat iron towards the hair ends – the direction should be backwards & downwards. But not too slow to avoid curling or edges. It needs a little practice to find out the right speed for the perfect wave. Go through the whole lower section, taking different sized sections of hair.
Once the lower section is done, remove the hair clip and start with the upper part of your hair. Start at the back. You’ll have to do the back blind and then check in the mirror. With a little practice they will look the same as in the front, I promise.
STEP 6 – THE FINAL TWIST
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Repeat Step 3 & 4. Tipp: to avoid your waves look too uniform, I always twist 2-3 waves per side in the
opposite direction. That might look weird at first glance but if you comb them out afterwards you’ll get the perfect undone waves. As a finishing touch straight all hair ends again!
STEP 7 – BRUSH IT
Once you’ve done all the waves it’s time to brush. Use the paddle brush to brush out the waves. A bigger flat brush like this one will get all your waves to move the same way.
STEP 8 – FIX IT
Use the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Hair Spray to hold everything at place. I love
especially this hair spray because of its ultra-fine mist, which makes the hair still brushable and soft.
Et Voila – now you’ve mastered the Undone Beach Waves. TIP: If you like it a bit more undone – just twist the hair ends and/or rub parts of your hair between your fingers. That will add more texture.
In Collaboration with John Frieda // Concept & Styling: Carola Pojer // Photography & Studio Assistance: Patrick Böcker & Manuel Carreon Lopez