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Last updated: June 22, 2018

WATCH: Create It-Girl Waves

Eric Vaughn creating cool-girl waves using the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron
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WATCH: How To Create It-Girl Waves

There are SO many options when it comes to creating cool curls on your clients—beach waves, lived-in waves, glam waves…and then there are the waves created by BTC team member Eric Vaughn (@realericvaughn). They’re equal parts pretty and cool, plus he got hundreds of thousands of views (like 282,759 to be exact) when he posted this quickie waving tutorial on Instagram. Watch the how-to below, then keep scrolling for some more inspiration on his Insta-waves.



Watch The Video How-To Below

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Get The Look

  1. Prep with CHI Infra Texture Hair Spray to build a flexible, workable hold.
  2. Then, working in 2-inch sections, curl the hair using the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron.
  3. Move section by section curling the entire head. For the soft, glamorous outcome, Eric curled the hair away from the face to create a more uniform end result. 
  4. Once complete and curls have cooled, use the CHI Texturizing Spray for added volume and brush through to break up the waves.
  5. Finish the look with the CHI Shine Infusion.


Finished Look.


More Waves From @realericvaughn 

The secret behind this look? Eric added extensions, then curled the entire head by gliding the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron through the hair.
Finish every color with a stunning style! Eric uses the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron to curl the entire head before breaking up the waves.


Now that you’ve mastered waves,
check out how Eric created a mid-level, popped pony! 

Mid-level, popped pony using the CHI lava


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