Get the Golden Globes Look: Side-Swept Vintage Hollywood Waves

Posted Tuesday January 15, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
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Side-swept vintage Hollywood waves took the red carpet by storm at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards — from Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox alike. If you’re a fan of the deep side-part (which is flattering to every face shape), and romantic waves, try it on your own hair!

Side waves are the solution for those looking for the polished look of an updo, while still showing off your flowing locks. Try out this ‘do for your next night out to look ultra-glamorous, but not overdone. Check out Celebrity Stylist Ryan Nickulas' tips for perfecting this style, below:

1. While your hair is still damp, prep your locks for styling with a volumizer like Oribe Volumista, $38, combing through from just below the roots.

2. Next, blow dry hair without a brush to keep its natural texture (which will help the waves hold).

3. To find your best deep side part, line up the starting point at the outside of your brow. If this is too dramatic for your taste, work from the highest part of your arch. Use a comb to keep the part neat. Once finished, lightly spritz with a hairspray to keep in place and to tame fly-aways.

4. To keep hair in place over your shoulder, you have one of two options. If you’re handy with bobby pins and don’t have many short layers, you can pin your hair to one side. For those with layers or thicker hair, try this trick: Section your hair in two, dividing it diagonally from the back of your side part to the opposite side of your head. French braid the lower section of your hair, starting behind your ear and moving to the other side of your head. Secure with a clear elastic, which will be hidden underneath the rest of your hair.

5. Now get to styling! If your hair is shoulder length or just below, use a 1-inch curling iron (anything longer needs a 1 1/4-inch barrel) — we love this one. Roll hair in sections around the iron for less than 10 seconds, to give hair a loose wave in lieu of a strong curl. Work your way through, alternating the direction you wrap the hair. If you need the added volume, section the hair, curling the bottom strands first, then top, spritzing with hairspray in between.

6. When done curling, lightly smooth hair from the root to the eye-line with a flat iron, removing any kinks from the curling iron. Use your fingers to loosen tight curls or hairspray buildup.

Now you’re ready to head out on the town!

Want more from Ryan Nickulas? Learn how to add instant bangs here.

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