As much as we adore beachy waves, sometimes a girl's gotta kick it up a notch with her hair. We love the polished look of Old Hollywood, retro-glam waves — smooth at the roots and then a cascade of glossy, undulating curls. To get the scoop on snagging this timeless tress trend, we asked Frederic Boudet, the artistic director of TakamichiHAIR in NYC, to break down this hairstyle for us in a step-by-step video tutorial. And to show you just how versatile and easy this sexy style is, we went ahead and had a gal with short strands test out the 'do. The vid is worth a look if only to listen to Frederic's adorable French accent (what can we say, we're suckers for guys with accents). But seriously, take a look and learn how to make like Veronica Lake with our easy, watchable tutorial.