How to Get Perfect Waves, Even If Your Hair Is Stick Straight

So you’re not one of the lucky few born with hair that dries into perfect Blake Lively waves—welcome to the (non-supermodel) club. If your curling iron hasn’t seen the light of day because your strands tend to do as they please (read: fall flat within minutes after curling), it might be time to dust it off.

In celebration of the season of beachy waves and tousled locks, we spoke with celeb hairstylist Lea Journo of Lea Journo Salon in Beverly Hills (she counts the well-tressed Zoe Saldana and Sienna Miller as clients) and asked for her tips on creating perfectly-tousled waves—even if your hair is naturally stick straight. Because faking Blake-status waves is almost as good as waking up with them.


Click through the slideshow above for Journo’s step-by-step tips on how to create tousled waves!