PSA: You've Been Skipping This Trick for Perfect Waves

Lindsey Metrus
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Those loose Victoria's Secret Angel waves have been hogging the spotlight for years now, and we don't see them going anywhere anytime soon. And if you're like us, then you've bookmarked countless YouTube tutorials showing how to get those sultry curls yourself, or diligently took notes, notepad in hand, as your stylist gave you a crash course at the salon. However, when we recently sat down with celebrity hairstylist Johnny Lavoy, he blew our minds when he told us that when he styled Miranda Lambert's hair for the CMA Awards, he had a number of styling tools plugged in at once. In fact, he says that he always uses more than one styling tool to create those coveted loose waves. So naturally, we picked Johnny's brain to learn how to use several tools in tandem to get the perfect look.

Keep scrolling to read his tips!

"For beachy texture, I like to use the PRO Beauty Tools 1” Professional Ceramic Shine Digital Straightener ($38) on the last three inches of the hair first—this assures that I won't over-curl the ends. The I go in with the PRO Beauty Tools 1” Professional X-Long Gold Curling Wand ($35) to wave the rest of the strand, creating the ultimate beach texture. Another tip: Alternate direction of each curl for a more deconstructed look," says Lavoy.

For even more of shaggy, textured wave, Lavoy suggests switching up your technique and tools: "Create vertical sections and alternate two irons like the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1 1/4” Gold Curling Iron ($38) and PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1 1/2 ”Iridescent Curling Iron ($28). Keeping the iron vertical with the section, wrap the hair around the iron one and a half turns. While the hair is still in the iron, pull the iron straight down. The two different sizes will ensure that you have the right amount of bend and not too much curl."

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