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Announcing the Making Waves Winner, Plus Finalist Entries

by Jamie Newman | August 7, 2019
<p>Webb prepped damp hair with Milk_shake Shaping Foam. Once dry, she added a dime-sized amount of Freehand Paste to the midshaft and ends to remove frizz. She started two pull through braids in pigtails, pulling out and pancaking each for fullness. At the end of each braid, Webb created a messy bun using Texturizing Spritz. Finish with Medium Hairspray.</p>
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Webb prepped damp hair with Milk_shake Shaping Foam. Once dry, she added a dime-sized amount of Freehand Paste to the midshaft and ends to remove frizz. She started two pull through braids in pigtails, pulling out and pancaking each for fullness. At the end of each braid, Webb created a messy bun using Texturizing Spritz. Finish with Medium Hairspray.

<p>Inspired by this summer&rsquo;s hair accessory trend and volume, Stewart sprayed Dry Shampoo at the root, then smoothed out her ends with Smoothing Cream. After locking in the product with a blowdry, she created loose curls. At the front of the head, she sprayed Texture Spray and Styling Potion for smoothness and hold, taking sections and holding them in place with bobbypins. Stewart backcombed each section and sprayed with Texture Spray, and used Freehand Paste to smooth down baby hairs. She finished with Strong Eco Hairspray.</p>
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Inspired by this summer’s hair accessory trend and volume, Stewart sprayed Dry Shampoo at the root, then smoothed out her ends with Smoothing Cream. After locking in the product with a blowdry, she created loose curls. At the front of the head, she sprayed Texture Spray and Styling Potion for smoothness and hold, taking sections and holding them in place with bobbypins. Stewart backcombed each section and sprayed with Texture Spray, and used Freehand Paste to smooth down baby hairs. She finished with Strong Eco Hairspray.

<p>After creating a fresh color on her client, Demont prepped hair with Styling Potion. She round brushed hair to create smooth volume. After applying Thermo-Protector, she curled hair with a 1&rdquo; iron before brushing them out for a shiny finish. Demont tied hair into a loose knot beforing finishing it Medium Hairspray and Strong Eco Hairspray for extra hold, flexibility and shine.</p>
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After creating a fresh color on her client, Demont prepped hair with Styling Potion. She round brushed hair to create smooth volume. After applying Thermo-Protector, she curled hair with a 1” iron before brushing them out for a shiny finish. Demont tied hair into a loose knot beforing finishing it Medium Hairspray and Strong Eco Hairspray for extra hold, flexibility and shine.

<p>For no-fuss poolside-ready hair, Evans started with Styling Potion to add grit and blowdried into the hair. Taking small sections, she curled hair with a 1-1/4&rdquo; curling iron, locking in curls with Medium Hairspray. She loosened up the curls for body, creating separation with Molding Paste.&nbsp;</p>
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For no-fuss poolside-ready hair, Evans started with Styling Potion to add grit and blowdried into the hair. Taking small sections, she curled hair with a 1-1/4” curling iron, locking in curls with Medium Hairspray. She loosened up the curls for body, creating separation with Molding Paste. 

<p>For this look, Weatherholtz prepped hair with Texturizing Spritz, spraying throughout the whole head for grit, adding Dry Shampoo at the roots. She worked the products in by blowdrying, allowing the hair to expand. Then, she curled hair with a &frac34;&rdquo; iron, leaving out the ends. She sprayed curls with Medium Hairspray and fluffed them out. At the crown, Weatherholtz added a cascading topsytail, along with a fishtail braid for a boho feel. She topped it off with an oversized pearl barrette.</p>
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For this look, Weatherholtz prepped hair with Texturizing Spritz, spraying throughout the whole head for grit, adding Dry Shampoo at the roots. She worked the products in by blowdrying, allowing the hair to expand. Then, she curled hair with a ¾” iron, leaving out the ends. She sprayed curls with Medium Hairspray and fluffed them out. At the crown, Weatherholtz added a cascading topsytail, along with a fishtail braid for a boho feel. She topped it off with an oversized pearl barrette.

<p>Webb prepped damp hair with Milk_shake Shaping Foam. Once dry, she added a dime-sized amount of Freehand Paste to the midshaft and ends to remove frizz. She started two pull through braids in pigtails, pulling out and pancaking each for fullness. At the end of each braid, Webb created a messy bun using Texturizing Spritz. Finish with Medium Hairspray.</p>
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Webb prepped damp hair with Milk_shake Shaping Foam. Once dry, she added a dime-sized amount of Freehand Paste to the midshaft and ends to remove frizz. She started two pull through braids in pigtails, pulling out and pancaking each for fullness. At the end of each braid, Webb created a messy bun using Texturizing Spritz. Finish with Medium Hairspray.

<p>Inspired by this summer&rsquo;s hair accessory trend and volume, Stewart sprayed Dry Shampoo at the root, then smoothed out her ends with Smoothing Cream. After locking in the product with a blowdry, she created loose curls. At the front of the head, she sprayed Texture Spray and Styling Potion for smoothness and hold, taking sections and holding them in place with bobbypins. Stewart backcombed each section and sprayed with Texture Spray, and used Freehand Paste to smooth down baby hairs. She finished with Strong Eco Hairspray.</p>
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Inspired by this summer’s hair accessory trend and volume, Stewart sprayed Dry Shampoo at the root, then smoothed out her ends with Smoothing Cream. After locking in the product with a blowdry, she created loose curls. At the front of the head, she sprayed Texture Spray and Styling Potion for smoothness and hold, taking sections and holding them in place with bobbypins. Stewart backcombed each section and sprayed with Texture Spray, and used Freehand Paste to smooth down baby hairs. She finished with Strong Eco Hairspray.

<p>After creating a fresh color on her client, Demont prepped hair with Styling Potion. She round brushed hair to create smooth volume. After applying Thermo-Protector, she curled hair with a 1&rdquo; iron before brushing them out for a shiny finish. Demont tied hair into a loose knot beforing finishing it Medium Hairspray and Strong Eco Hairspray for extra hold, flexibility and shine.</p>
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After creating a fresh color on her client, Demont prepped hair with Styling Potion. She round brushed hair to create smooth volume. After applying Thermo-Protector, she curled hair with a 1” iron before brushing them out for a shiny finish. Demont tied hair into a loose knot beforing finishing it Medium Hairspray and Strong Eco Hairspray for extra hold, flexibility and shine.

<p>For no-fuss poolside-ready hair, Evans started with Styling Potion to add grit and blowdried into the hair. Taking small sections, she curled hair with a 1-1/4&rdquo; curling iron, locking in curls with Medium Hairspray. She loosened up the curls for body, creating separation with Molding Paste.&nbsp;</p>
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For no-fuss poolside-ready hair, Evans started with Styling Potion to add grit and blowdried into the hair. Taking small sections, she curled hair with a 1-1/4” curling iron, locking in curls with Medium Hairspray. She loosened up the curls for body, creating separation with Molding Paste. 

<p>For this look, Weatherholtz prepped hair with Texturizing Spritz, spraying throughout the whole head for grit, adding Dry Shampoo at the roots. She worked the products in by blowdrying, allowing the hair to expand. Then, she curled hair with a &frac34;&rdquo; iron, leaving out the ends. She sprayed curls with Medium Hairspray and fluffed them out. At the crown, Weatherholtz added a cascading topsytail, along with a fishtail braid for a boho feel. She topped it off with an oversized pearl barrette.</p>
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For this look, Weatherholtz prepped hair with Texturizing Spritz, spraying throughout the whole head for grit, adding Dry Shampoo at the roots. She worked the products in by blowdrying, allowing the hair to expand. Then, she curled hair with a ¾” iron, leaving out the ends. She sprayed curls with Medium Hairspray and fluffed them out. At the crown, Weatherholtz added a cascading topsytail, along with a fishtail braid for a boho feel. She topped it off with an oversized pearl barrette.

Our five finalists were sent a Challenge Box with styling products from Milk_shake’s Lifestyling line of stylers. They were tasked with using at least two of the products to create their final best-in-boho submission. 

Once submitted, voting was opened to the public, with MODERN editors and Making Waves Artist Connective judges Trae Howard @traehowardhair, Amy Baugh @hairbyamybee, Marissa Sue Madsen @hairbymarissasue, Megan Moran @megahairmaniac, and Frances Canola @frances_hairartist weighing in.

Along with major bragging rights, this group of 5 finalists will receive incredible prizes, including a gift box packed with goodies (it’s seriously PACKED) from some of our favorites— Alfparf, Alterna, ColorTrak, Goldwell and Product Club. 

Ultimately, Shelby Weatherholtz was named the 2019 Making Waves winner!

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