A Trio Of Super-Sexy DIY Styles For Pin-Straight Hair

Dream of voluminous, tousled, super-sexy tresses, but naturally possess utterly limp locks? We feel your frustration. But you pin-straight sisters don’t have to fret for long. One of our favorite straight-and-narrow locals, public relations maven Joanna Riedl, led us to her secret source for when her hair needs an extra boost of sexy. The place: Dreamers and Make Believers Salon in the Mission, where stylist Wendy Newsome showed us three deceptively simple styles that take linear tresses to bombshell status in no time flat. Check out the results on pretty lady Riedl—plus the super-easy step-by-step instructions—and get ready to pump up the volume (and sex appeal!) on your own.
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Joanna's naturally straight locks and sexy blunt bangs.

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First Style: Bombshell Waves

The products: Sachajuan's Medium-Hold Hairspray, Ocean Mist, and Straight and Shine Spray. All available at Dreamers & Make Believers, 487 14th Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-235-7037.

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1. Start with slightly damp or naturally dried hair.
2. Divide the hair into three sections: One on top, two on the bottom. Pin up the top section on top of your head.

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3. Now, in each section, start working with smaller 3-inch chunks at a time.
4. Spray the Ocean Mist on each sub-section, making sure not to saturate the hair.
5. Gather the sprayed section in your hand in an S-shape.

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6. Scrunch the coiled hair slightly as you heat it with a dryer.

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7. Intensify the new wave shape where needed with a straightener, making sure to follow the direction of the wave.

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8. Finish it off with the Medium-Hold Hairspray and some Straight and Shine Spray on top to give the look gloss.

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Sexy beach waves!

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Meow!

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Second Style: Baby Bouffant

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1. Take a section of hair from the arch of each eyebrow, to the top of your crown.

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2. In 1/2-inch deep parts of that section, use an up-do comb and tease the hair, back-combing the hair half-way down its length to create a little pillow. If styling on clean hair, prep the sections with Volume Powder.

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3. After you have the perfect rat's nest, drop it into the rest of the hair, slightly brushing the top of the newly volumized area so it looks smooth.

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4. Starting an inch above each temple, pull back two 2-inch sections of hair for a half-up look.
5. One option is to pull the two pieces back, then turn the pony in towards the head for an easy flip-over look.

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6. Another more advanced option is to pull the two pieces back and finish the look with a sweet fish-tail braid. (Find out how to do a fish-tail braid here!)

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7. For extra texture, pull the pieces of the braid apart to make it a bit fatter.

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Voila!

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Bardot-worthy locks!

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Third Style: High-Style Bun

The products: Sachajuan's Medium-Hold Hairspray, Straight and Shine Spray, and Volume Poweder. All available at Dreamers & Make Believers, 487 14th Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-235-7037.

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1. Pull your hair back into a high ponytail, tilting your head backwards slightly to make sure the bottom is neat and taut.
2. Use a rubber band with two bobby pins attached on it to make the pony extra tight. Just stick one bobby pin into the side of the pony tail, wrap the rubber band around the hair until it's tight, and secure the pony by putting the second bobby pin into the center of the pony.

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3. Tease the pony.
4. Once you're done teasing, hold the pony up and comb the sides lightly to make it appear smooth. Then apply Medium-Hold Hairspray.

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5. Wind the pony around into a bun shape and secure with pins that go through the bottom of the bun.

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6. Spray with Medium-Hold Hairspray and then top with Straight and Shine Spray for polish.

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Ready for action!

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