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Last updated: August 10, 2021

Hollywood Waves: 5 Tips For Perfecting This Timeless Style

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @kasia_fortuna

Styling Tips & Must-Have Products For Creating Hollywood Waves

Hollywood waves give clients glamorous starlet vibes that are perfect for any special occasion. But if your results are more lackluster than vintage, Hollywood glam—don’t worry! We tapped U.K.-based bridal expert Kasia Fortuna (@kasia_fortuna) for her styling secrets for creating this classic style that will make any client feel like a star. Keep scrolling for styling tips, Kasia’s go-to products and her secret for creating volume on fine-hair clients. 


1. Layer products to build a solid foundation

Brushing out a full head of curls only to have them fall flat is a different kind of heartache. Kasia’s advice? Prep with lightweight products that can be layered, building a strong foundation for curls that will last. Check out her list of prep products below:


  • Moroccanoil® Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner: Nothing says old Hollywood glamour like shiny, voluminous waves. So start with a moisturizing cleanse and condition.
  • Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream: Before blow-drying, Kasia applies Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream from midlengths to ends to tame any frizz.
  • Moroccanoil® Protect & Prevent Spray: A heat protectant is ALWAYS a must before using thermal tools. 
  • Moroccanoil® Root Boost: Apply at the base to give clients a little added drama (especially great for clients with finer hair). 


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2. Avoid holes + enhance volume with extensions

What’s Kasia’s secret to full voluminous Hollywood waves? Apply a full pack of clip-in extensions before curling. “Extensions create a support system for the style and fill in any gaps in the waves, especially towards the end where the hair can be finer,” she explains. 


Kasia applies the extensions underneath the client’s natural hair, curling layer by layer so everything blends together. 


Pro Tip: Kasia suggests applying extensions that are slightly thicker in density than the client’s natural hair. It will give the style better support and longevity. // Instagram via @kasia_fortuna


3. Use these styling tips for long-lasting curls

Kasia shared her need-to-know curling tips for creating Hollywood waves, check them out below:


  • Spray Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray Medium Hold on each section before curling for a workable hold. 
  • Use a twist-wrap-curl technique with a 1-inch curling iron, making sure there are no gaps between the hair.
  • Each section should be the same size and curled in the same direction for uniform waves.


Pro Tip: For clients with finer hair, pin curl each section to cool for curls won’t fall flat when brushing. // Instagram @kasia_fortuna


4. How to brush out curls for frizz-free waves

Before brushing, smooth any frizz and seal the ends by applying Moroccanoil® Smoothing Cream. Then, take a wide-tooth comb and gently comb out the curls using the back of your hand to keep the sections together. Spray Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray Medium Hold while combing to keep the waves in place. 


Kasia shares how to brush out curls for shiny, defined waves in the video below!

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5. Finish with a shine spray for a luminous result

Lock waves in place and tame any remaining flyaways with once final application of Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray. Then, finish the look with Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine spray for extra luminosity. 


Finished Look

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