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Create glam, Hollywood-inspired waves

Old Hollywood: it’s the epitome of glamour and while its name might suggest otherwise, it never goes out of fashion. The sirens of Hollywood’s golden age continue to influence fashion and style today, whether it’s the red lip, a bold slick of eyeliner or of course, classic tumbling waves. Ultra feminine and flattering, there's little not to love about this look, so it's hardly surprising women all over the world are still championing gorgeously glossy curls.

Whether you’re going all-out for a special event or you’re an everyday vintage vixen: there’s no need to book a salon appointment to achieve stylish, tumbling waves. Want proof? Top TRESemmé hair stylist, Jeanie Syfu, reveals her backstage tricks with six easy steps below, for retro, glam curls in an instant.

Step 1: Prepare your hair by washing with TRESemmé Flawless Curls Shampoo and Conditioner.

Step 2: Towel dry your tresses and work with the Heat Protect spray from root to tip to help add extra texture and protection.

Step 3: Blow-dry your hair in sections with a round brush, starting from the root and angling upwards to create volume.

Step 4: In order to get the classic ‘S’ wave shape associated with the glamour of Hollywood, you’ll need to use a curling iron. Take a 1.5 inch curling wand and curl your hair in sections. As you create each curl, take it in your palm and let it cool, then gently clip to your head using sectioning clips. Leave to cool completely to set the wave.

Step 5: Once cooled, release the clips and pull down each curl gently. This should give you perfect control, but if you find the curls a little tight or stiff, use a wide-toothed comb to soften them.

STEP 6: Mist over Flexible Hold Hairspray to secure the bounce – the weightless formulation helps hold your look without stiffness. 

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