Of all the hot tools you'd expect to find in an L.A. hairstylist's kit — a modern blowdryer
, an advanced flat iron
, curling irons in every shape and size
— hot rollers might be the most unexpected. It's often mislabeled as a one-look wonder, but you'll be shocked to know that modern versions of the throwback tool are having a huge
moment among the Hollywood set.
Need proof? Look no further than Chrissy Teigen's hairstylist David Lopez
, who uses the tool to create an array of easy-to-copy looks on his A-list clients — and our model, ahead. In fact, once you get the basics down, you can craft everything from a classic blowout to a messy, cool-girl ponytail, with barely any effort at all.
Click ahead for Lopez's hot-roller how-to: three easy looks in three days — without washing. Ready? Let's roll.
Photographed by Benjo Arwas; Hair by David Lopez at NEXT using T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers; Makeup by Nicole Chew for Art Department, using Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation; Styled by Lexy Lebsack; Modeled by Khadijha at Photogenics Media