Over the last few months, we've had our eyes trained on a rising star in the hair industry-Los Angeles-based hairstylist Carly Walters. We're banking on Walters becoming the next big name in hair, and to accelerate her rise to the top, we partnered with TRESemmГ© to send her to work her first-ever runway show at New York Fashion Week. To arm her with everything she needs to know on The Road to #TRESNYFW, we introduced Walters to four TRESemmГ© stylists who will mentor her, collaborate with her on a hairstyle (that you voted for on Instagram), and share tricks of the trade for getting through such a high-pressure, high-energy work environment. Be sure to check back for regular updates on Carly's journey, and enjoy the ride!
What is it about a head of big, bouncy waves that always seems to catch our eye from a mile away? It's like everything around us continues moving at lightning speed while our attention focuses in on their enviable, hair commercial curls. Big, bouncy waves are like catnip for us beauty editors-and celebrity hairstylists, too, apparently.
вЂњI like movement in the hair, and for it to be natural and effortless,вЂќ says TRESemmГ© stylist Marco PeГ±a, who created this hairstyle after polling our followers on IG. (If you're curious, people really weren't feeling sleek styled hair anymore.) вЂњIt's so important to really work with different textures and feel them out, so you can make sure when you use products that the hair never gets too sticky or crunchy.вЂќ
It's a skill that takes time to learn, but it's something he hopes Walters will practice on her journey to NYFW. вЂњThis hairstyle is the perfect place to start, since it works on so many different textures,вЂќ agrees Walters-now let's get to it.CLIQUE Studios
In order to get this look right, you need to prep hair accordingly-when it's wet. Using a brush, apply the TRESemmГ© Two Extra Hold Mousse ($5) to small sections of hair; then blow-dry it out. вЂњIt's lightweight and makes the hair easy to work with,вЂќ explains PeГ±a. (It also helps hold the curls.)
Next, part hair to your preferred side; then mark, curl, and clip hair. вЂњLeave the clips in for at least 20 minutes to give hair the right amount of volume needed for this look,вЂќ says PeГ±a. Being patient will pay off in the end.CLIQUE Studios
The last thing you want is for your curls to end up looking more Shirley Temple than bombshell-esque. To avoid that scenario, PeГ±a recommends grabbing a flat brush. вЂњBy brushing through the curls, you're giving the hair more of a Hollywood-glam vibe,вЂќ he explains. Another easy way to give the styles sophistication? Add a hair accessory.CLIQUE Studios
OnceВ you have your desired volume, mist TRESemmГ© Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray Level 3В ($5) to hold the style in place. It'll keep your look curled all night without giving you that dreaded crunchy feel. Walters agrees, and adds you can finish by running your fingers through the completed look to enhance the big, soft waves.CLIQUE Studios
That's it-big, bouncy waves made easy. Next time you're walking down the street, it's others who will be doing the double-take.
Want more hair advice? Stay tuned as more TRESemmГ© stylists offer up their tips and tricks for Carly to master on The Road to #TRESNYFW.
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Photographer: James Houston
Hair: Marco PeГ±aВ and Carly Walters
Makeup: Gloria Noto
Stylist: Christian Stroble
Prop Stylist: Carl DoveВ
Model: Asia JacksonВ