One of our favorite hair moments during NYFW was a '70s beach wave spotted on Kendall, Bella, Gigi, and crew at Diane von Furstenberg—an ethereal style reminiscent of a young Diane herself. We are beyond obsessed with this look for fall, though we admit it can be tricky to execute if you aren’t at the beach or weren't born a supermodel who has a crew of beauty experts to help out. Luckily, we discovered a genius heat-free hack to channel your inner bombshell and imitate the look. Keep scrolling to see stunning backstage photos of the models as hairstylists used curling irons to create the look, sans surf and sand, plus find out how to recreate the look at home!
Rough, dry just-washed hair. Forgoing a hairbrush, use your hands to avoid smoothing out any natural wave. We love Drybar’s Buttercup Blow Dryer ($195) because it always seems to add a little extra volume, which helps with fuller styles.
Brush out dried hair and create a side part using an extra-soft bristle brush like Kent’s Hair Brush ($90). This will smooth the hair without making it fall flat.
In two-inch sections, curl the hair with a heated iron.
Continue until all hair is curled, and spray with a flexible-hold spray like Oribe Superfine Hair Spray ($33).
Release curls one by one with fingers, and brush lightly to untangle.
Finish the look by tucking hair behind one ear and reapplying a flexible-hold spray. Add pins or a hair accessory as desired.
Not into heating tools? We picked up a genius hack from our friends at Tresemme for creating waves without a curling iron, like @SomethingNavy is modeling above.
Step 1: Create a deep side part on wet hair. Starting at the base of the neck, separate a 2-inch wide section of hair, twist and secure in a bun with a hair pin. Create a second row around the crown and forehead until all hair is secured. Stylist Orlando Pita, who designed the look for DVF's show, swears by applying TRESemme's Expert Selection Shaping Gel Cream ($7) and Expert Selection Make Waves Shine Enhancing Cream ($7) to each section.
Step 2: Use a hair dryer to dry each twisted bun, or allow to air dry. Once dry, unravel each bun, pulling apart the hair twists.
Step 3: Brush out the waves and lightly tease the front section to create soft volume.
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