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The Heat-Free Secret to Summer Waves

Photo: Courtesy of Dior

Photo: Courtesy of Dior

“I try to create as much natural movement as I can without heat-styling implements so that it feels very easy,” explained Guido Palau of the look at Dior Cruise. “The key to this type of hair is an easy kind of richness—meaning the hair is not overly product-y, it feels very light, and it feels undone in the most sophisticated way possible.” Just don’t dub the finished look “beachy,” as these natural waves are more wash-and-wear than intentionally styled, lending a more “individualized” look to each model. The pro instructed the cast to wash their hair the night before or the morning of the show using Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, then let it dry naturally. When the models arrived at Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles, the pro decided whether to blow it out slightly or add movement. For catwalkers who needed help coaxing out texture, he worked Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam through strands, then twisted them back into a loose chignon (as seen in the photo below) and allowed it to air-dry to lock in the shape. After the wave was set, Palau used a few blasts of Wind Blown 05, a dry texturizing spray, to add a “slight bit” of volume to roots. If your hair is stick straight, Palau suggests bending sections over a large-barrel curling iron in lieu of using the clamp to achieve the relaxed feeling the designer was after. “The last few seasons we’ve done much more structured hairstyles where fantasy is involved, and I felt that [Raf Simons] wanted something easier—almost like what he did in his first show [Fall 2012 Couture],” he explained. “I think that easy hair is the classic, new Dior woman.”

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