Julianne Moore (left), Camila Alves (top right) and Natalie Dormer (bottom right) show off wavy...
Julianne Moore (left), Camila Alves (top right) and Natalie Dormer (bottom right) show off wavy styles at the 2015 SAG Awards. (photo credit: Getty Images)Getty Images

There are many versions of a wavy look and the SAG Awards saw celebrities showing off waves to many different effects. Ariel Winter and Camila Alves look glamorous in sleek waves that emanate old Hollywood charm. For a more casual style look to Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer with their effortless, bohemian waves. 

From classically elegant to tousled and modern, these looks offer lovely inspiration for styling in the salon. Four stylists offer their tips on recreating waves for a client's glam night out or teaching clients how to master casually chic curls on their own. 




Ariel Winter

Styled by: Aviva Perea, celebrity stylist, Starworks Artists

The Look: Veronica Lake, Old Hollywood waves

Tools used: T3 Evolution LongLife Dryer, T3 SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron, T3 Paddle Brush

STEP 1: Beginning with damp hair, prepare the hair with a volumizing spray and blowdry with the T3 Evolution LongLife Dryer.

STEP 2: Beginning at the nape of the neck and working towards the top of the head, curl 1” sections of hair (all in the same direction) using the T3 SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron, setting each curl with a small clip.

STEP 3: Let the curls set for approximately 15 minutes.

STEP 4: Once the curls have cooled, unclip them and brush out with a T3 paddle brush.

STEP 5: To finish the look, sculpt the waves in a Veronica Lake-style.


Julianne Moore

Tips to recreate from: Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken stylist


The Look: Effortless, polished waves


Products used: Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray, Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist



STEP 1: Start by blow drying hair smooth to remove any frizz and promote shine.


STEP 2: Create a clean middle part


STEP 3: Use a light weight hairspray, such as Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray, to mist each section before using the curling iron.  This will give the right amount of hold and flexibility you need.


STEP 4: Use a 1-1/2-inch curling iron and straighten hair vertically starting from the mid-length to the ends, throughout the whole head.


STEP 5: Using a Mason Pearson-type brush, brush through the waves to create a polished finish.


STEP 6: Complete the look by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to create exceptional shine.


Natalie Dormer

Styled by: Giannandrea, celebrity hairstylist, international creative director for Macadamia Professional

The Look: Soft, bohemian waves

Products used: Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment, Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer, Macadamia Control Working Spray, Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream

STEP 1: Start with towel-dried hair and apply Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment to the whole length of the hair to create a soft and supple base. Next, apply a generous amount of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer to the whole head, roots and length to create hold for the next steps.

STEP 2:  Rough blow-dry the whole head upside down until hair is about 85 percent dry. To create large overall volume, smooth out only the top with a large round brush and then brush the rest with a paddle brush.

STEP 3: Section off a small side part and divide the rest of the hair in four parts. Brush each section gently with a wide-tooth comb and spray with Macadamia Control Working Spray. Twist each section all the way to the ends and onto itself creating small twisted buns. Pin in place, leaving 2 inches of the ends out. Use a diffuser to dry the twists for about 15 minutes. Let the hair cool for 10 minutes.

STEP 4: Take the twists out using only your hands to stretch each down and relax them. Smooth out any kinks with a small flat iron gently so as not to loosen the waves.

STEP 5: Apply Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream through the whole length to separate the hair and give it the right amount of texture.

STEP 6: Using your hands, take Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream and push the top part backwards and slightly off to the side, twisting the hair gently to create top volume and pin in place.

STEP 7: Move one inch back from the side and hide a soft small braid behind the ear. Let the hair flow down on the pinned side and push the other side behind the shoulder. Spray the top hair in place with Macadamia Control Working Spray and let the rest flow.


Camila Alves

Styled by: Kristin Heitkotter, Tracey Mattingly

The Look: Loose waves

Products Used: Keratherapy Leave-In Conditioner, Keratherapy Daily Smoothing Cream, Keratherapy Rapid Rescue, Keratherapy Argan Oil, Keratherapy Perfect Hold Hairspray

STEP 1: Before blowdrying the hair, spray Keratherapy Leave-In Conditioner throughout to make hair smooth and shiny.

STEP 2: Apply Keratherapy Daily Smoothing Cream to seal the cuticle and eradicate frizz while shielding hair from damage caused by heat styling. Blowdry hair using a large 3-inch round brush.

STEP 3: After hair is completely dry, spray Keratherapy Rapid Rescue to hydrate hair before curling sections with a 1-½-inch curling iron, then pin each section and let them cool for 10 minutes

STEP 4: Then run one pump of Keratherapy Argan Oil through the ends for added shine.

STEP 5: Finish by pushing hair to the side behind the ears and spray all over with Keratherapy Perfect Hold Hairspray to set and add a layer of protection from humidity. 

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