Celebrity stylist Kevin Murphy assures us that Sarah's lovely look is not as unattainable as it seems. If you have chin length to long hair, with at least a little natural wave, then follow these simple steps for a great look for night time or anytime. (See his recommended products for how to achieve these tousled curls.)
STEP 1 The first step of this look begins with dividing the hair into quarters, top, sides and back. Your hair should be damp. The top section is created by making two parts on either side of the head, about three inches apart. You will be left with a section of hair running down the middle of your head. Secure this top section of hair with a duckbill clip. Then using additional clips secure the sides and the back of the hair, so that it is now divided into four fairly even sections.
STEP 2 Beginning with the center chunk of hair, take the end of a small section (about a quarter-inch) and fold it back and forth in an accordion-like pattern until it is flat to the scalp. Spray with Kusco-Murphy setting lotion and secure with a flat hair clip. Follow this pattern for the rest of the front, as well as on the sides and end with the back of the head.
STEP 3 Apply blow dryer heat for 10 to 15 minutes. The setting should be on low blow, high heat.
STEP 4 Let cool for 10 minutes and remove clips. DON'T touch the hair yet! Let it set for another 10 minutes. This will give it time to naturally drop.
STEP 5 Separate the curls with your fingers and create a finger part. Apply a dime-sized amount of Rockster holding gel, first to the ends, and with the remainder ''scrunch'' it into the base of the hair.
STEP 6 To tame any stray ends, rub a very small amount of Kusco-Murphy Lavender Hair Cream between the palms and apply to the ends of the hair.
Ricky's Flat Hair Clips
These are the perfect size clips to use if you have shoulder length to long hair.
Price: $2.99 - $4.99
Available: Ricky's NYC (212) 226-5552
Mimco Small Hair Clips
Sexy hair isn't just for those with long locks. Use these mini clips to style shorter hair.
Available at: (800) 400-0692