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How to Get Cool Girl Waves

Beach waves for girls with short hair.
How to Get Cool Girl Waves Beach waves for girls with short hair.

Ever since the Oscars, we’ve been a little bit obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence and her cropped 'do. Her choppy layered lob is exactly the kind of hairstyle that saves you drying and styling time as it cuts down your water bill. However, despite laissez-faire hair being the “it” trend of the season (see Prabal Gurung, Troy Burch, and Derek Lam) there are times when you just can’t resist the call of your curling iron. But how does one rock short curls without looking too tita? The answer: wave it. Hairstylist Ethan David lets us in on the 8-second secret to the copping J.Law’s cool girl waves.


Step 1: Prep your hair with a pre-styling product that will protect it from damage.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment, Watson’s


Step 2: Wrap sections of your hair around a curling wand and leave for about 5-8 seconds.

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Step 3: Gently comb through your hair to keep the curls from looking too springy. Once you’re all set, seal the look with texturizing spray.

L’Oreal Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo Spray, SM Department Stores

Images from @ jenniferlawrencepx on Instagram

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