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As much as we live for beachy waves during the summer, they lack the air of elegance and sophistication that we crave, come fall. Enter, sleek waves. These cascading, silky strands have a retro-glam appeal that pairs perfectly with fall’s more structured and refined styles.
"Sleek waves are the grown-up wave — classic and timeless," says Kelly Finneran, a stylist at NYC's Butterfly Studio. "The level of shine and lack of texture are what make this more sophisticated than the beachy wave. Consistency with your curl and using the right products for your hair texture are key for this look."
Here, we'll show you how — in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial, natch — how to recreate this sexpot ‘do at home. Now, go ahead and unleash your inner pin-up, but don’t blame us if catcalls follow you everywhere you go.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh, Model Angela Pham
Photographed by by Amelia Alpaugh