9 of the Best Celebrity Hairstyle Ideals for Wavy Hair
Take advantage of your hair's natural wavy texture, or try something new if you have straight locks with these pro tips inspired by gorgeous red carpet looks.
1. EMMA STONE
The Veronica Lake look never gets old — probably because it's just that glamorous. Xavier Velasquez of Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon suggests starting with dry hair that's either relatively straight or has been blow-dried smooth to create a deep side part.
2. SANDRA BULLOCK
For this sexy but relaxed look, work a texturizer through dry hair with a boar bristle brush. Because beachy waves begin halfway down your hair, try this great, easy trick: Pull hair into a ponytail, then use a curling iron to curl just the part in the pony.
3. JULIANNE HOUGH
Rather than regularly curl her naturally straight hair, Julianne threw it back to the '80s and went for a longer-lasting treatment: the perm. "The stylists at Nine Zero One salon mixed Olaplex in with perm lotion to create looser, beachier, permanent waves," according to Glamour. The result: A no-fuss hairstyle that's perfect for summer.
4. KERRY WASHINGTON
To achieve these understated waves, celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims suggests starting with a light, alcohol-free styling spray, and then wrapping small sections of hair around a quarter-inch curling iron. The key to this look: curling each section of hair in opposite directions. Finish with a light tousle and a mist of hairspray.
For this all-over curl, use a gloss-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. Then blow-dry hair straight as you would normally.
For the front, hold the ends around the barrel of the round brush as you blow-dry. Then once hair is dry, use a large curling iron to create more dramatic curls from roots to ends.
6.KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
"To get hair to sit back on your shoulders, blow-dry it away from your face and use a large, round brush to create the movement, angling the brush away from your hairline," says British celebrity hairstylist Mark Hill. Use a flat iron or curling iron to refine curls — just make sure to angle the curls out and away from the face.
7. KATE HUDSON
Create these effortlessly cool waves by letting hair air-dry. "Then use a large-barrel curling iron to wrap hair away from the face on each side," says Sims. Finish with a misting of sea salt spray for a slightly undone, natural texture.
8. JESSICA ALBA
"Jessica's sporting an A-line, mid-length bob with ultra-long layers," says David Babaii, a partner in Blo Blow Dry Bar. "If hair is wavy, simply dry with a diffuser, wrapping sections around your fingers to help waves form. If your hair is straighter, use a large-barrel curling iron after blow-drying."
9. ELLEN POMPEO
Show off your layers by bringing out the wave in your hair. Switch to a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product buildup, which can weigh your natural texture down.