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How to create perfect wavy hairstyles

Style your way to hair perfection with these effortless wavy hairstyles and include the ultimate laidback addition to your look-book.

A coveted hairdo on the catwalk and a big hit on the streets, wavy hair isn’t only super-hot – it’s totally achievable. Embrace every curve of wavy hairstyles and unearth a sea of styling possibilities.

Master the waves to achieve glamorous loose curls and messy tousled tresses with this guide to must-know wavy hairstyles.

Glamour waves

Create deep glamorous waves and perfectly sculpted movement in your hair for a luxurious style. Introduce this look and put a sophisticated spin on your wave repertoire.  

step one: 
With dry hair, use the ghd tail comb to create a side parting for a touch of traditional glamour. 

Tip: Prep your hair with ghd curl hold spray for waves that won’t drop.  

step two: 
Take a one to two inch section of hair and wrap around the barrel of the ghd curve® soft curl tong. Hold for 5-8 seconds for defined curls.   

step three: 
Repeat throughout your hair until you have bouncing curls.   

step four: 
Finish by brushing out your curls with the ghd oval dressing brush, for a head of lustrous waves.

Party waves

Big, bold wavy hairstyles are a must to make an impression for your next event. Add eye-catching volume and head-turning waves to your party hair skill set for a little extra strut in your step. 

step one: 
Tip your hair upside down and target a spritz of ghd root lift spray at your roots for easy volume.   

step two:
Take a two-inch section of hair and place the ghd platinum+ styler at your roots.  

step three: 
Rotate the styler towards your face, glide the styler from your roots to your ends for silky curls.  

step four: 
Repeat throughout hair.     

step five: 
Use the ghd oval dressing brush to gently pull the curls into party-ready waves.

Mermaid waves

For a rippling waterfall of magical locks, create a mane of mermaid waves. This is the ultimate effortless style to introduce siren-worthy sass into your wavy hairstyle go-tos.

step one: 
Spritz your hair with ghd curl hold spray and split into two to three inch sections. Plait each one.

step two: 
Once your plaits are in place, use your ghd air® hairdryer to lock the waves in.    

step three:
Repeat step two throughout, before taking your plaits out.   

step four: 
Use the ghd detangling comb to loosen your curls into waves. Complete your look with a touch of ghd smooth and finish serum for instant lustre. 

Hollywood waves

Sultry, soft and glamorous - Hollywood waves will add another layer of luxury to your hair. Create this lavish wavy hairstyle at home, with the help of your ghd curve® classic wave wand

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step one:  
On dry hair, create a side parting and comb out any tangles with the ghd tail comb.

step two:  
Lightly mist all your hair with ghd curl hold spray.  

step three:  
Begin with a two-inch section of hair and wrap it around the ghd curve® classic wave wand, keeping it flat on the barrel. Hold your styler in place for five to eight seconds to create a deep wave.

step four:  
Repeat step three until you have a full head of curls.  

step five:  
Use the ghd paddle brush to gently brush out your curls into waves, starting from the root and working your way to the ends.  

step six:  
Apply ghd smooth and finish serum to create softness and shine in your waves. 

Beach waves

Natural and cascading, textured beachy waves will add an easy-going vibe to your look. Achieve tousled hair perfection and turn up the volume with this irresistibly bohemian wavy hairstyle.

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step one: 
Prep your dry hair with the ghd curl hold spray for an end result that stays locked in.  

step two: 
Take a one to two inch section of hair and wrap around the barrel of the ghd curve® creative curl wand. Hold for five to eight seconds for defined curls and waves.  

step three: 
As you curl, style your hair waves in different directions for a dishevelled texture and beachy style.  

step four: 
Mist your hair with the ghd final fix hairspray, before using your fingers to break up you curls and add a tousled touch to your look.

Flat waves

A straightforward wavy hairstyle with stunning results, this look is a quick and easy way to introduce waves into your hair. Embrace curves and kinks in all directions and transform your styling routine with this strong look.

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step one: 
Prep your hair with the ghd smooth and finish serum by working it into the mid-lengths and ends.  

step two: 
Take a one to two inch section of hair. Push the section up whilst twisting it slightly to create a C-shaped kink. Place your ghd platinum+ styler on the kink and hold for five to eight seconds to lock the wave in.  

step three:  
Create more twists and turns further down the section until you have the desired amount of waves. 

step four: 
Repeat this technique throughout your hair, styling in different directions for a tousled look.    

step five: 
Finish with a mist of ghd final fix hairspray to keep your look in place.

Let waves be the answer to your laid-back styling dreams. Get creative and enjoy the versatility, glamour and effortlessness of these stunning wavy hairstyles.

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