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Retro Wave

Bring that touch of red carpet allure to your party hair. Partner classic waves with a deep flipped parting to create a look that’s the epitome of party season – sultry, chic and gorgeous. Retro waves are your ticket to stealing the hairstyle limelight and making you the centre of attention in every candid selfie.

Indisputably irresistible, let ghd help you create deep wavy hair for your next party look. Get the perfect prep for long-lasting wavy hairstyles with a spritz of ghd curl hold spray and let the ghd air® hairdryer craft your deep side parting. The ghd curve ® soft curl tong is a must-have for this look, guaranteeing to keep your wavy party hairstyle locked-in all day and night.

Go all out glitz for your party hairstyle with the Retro Wave look. Achieving sophisticated style for your next event is simple – follow the ghd how-to guide for wavy hair perfection. 

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Here’s how to create retro waves

1. Spray hair with curl hold spray

2. Dry product in and create parting

3. Create horizontal section and split into 4

4. Twist wrap hair with curling tong under section and hold

5. Release and catch curl in hand to cool

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 working towards parting

7. Brush hair back diagonally to crown

8. Push hair to indents of waves

9. Brush hair at ends for rounded curl

10. Spritz with final shine spray

HERE’S HOW TO CREATE GLAM WAVES
Glam Wave - Spray hair with curl hold spray

step one: Spray hair with curl hold spray

For long-lasting wavy hair, prep dry hair with ghd curl hold spray.

Glam Wave - Dry product in and create parting

step two: Dry product in and create parting

Dry the product in with the ghd air® hairdryer, forming a deep side parting. 

Glam Wave - Create horizontal section and split into 4

step three: Create horizontal section and split into 4

Take a horizontal section of hair from ear to ear and split into four separate sections. 

Glam Wave - Twist wrap hair with curling tong under section and hold

step four: Twist wrap hair with curling tong under section and hold

Place the ghd curve ® soft curl tong underneath one of the sections and twist wrap the hair around the barrel, using the clamp to secure in the ends. Hold for 5-8 seconds. 

Glam Wave - Release and catch curl in hand to cool

step five: Release and catch curl in hand to cool

Release the clamp and allow the curl to fall into the cup of your hand, then hold for a few seconds to cool. 

Glam Wave - Repeat steps 4 and 5 working towards parting

step six: Repeat steps 4 and 5 working towards parting

Repeat technique throughout the hair working up towards the parting, always pointing the curling tong in the same direction. 

Glam Wave - Brush hair back diagonally to crown

step seven: Brush hair back diagonally to crown

Using the ghd oval dressing brush, brush the hair back from the parting diagonally to the crown. 

Glam Wave - Push hair to indents of waves

step eight: Push hair to indents of waves

Gently push the hair upwards in the indents of the waves, forming a defined, smooth shape. 

Glam Wave - Brush hair at ends for rounded curl

step nine: Brush hair at ends for rounded curl

Brush the hair ends around your hand to give you rounded curls and rich luxe ends. 

Glam Wave - Spritz with final shine spray

step ten: Spritz with final shine spray

To give your party hairstyle that added touch of glam, spritz the locks with ghd final shine spray. 

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