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Last updated: January 16, 2024

Ali Wong’s Side Part & Glam Waves

Ali Wong at Emmy Awards 2024 Hair by Clayton Hawkins
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2024 Emmy Award Winner Ali Wong stunned the red carpet with gorgeous old Hollywood glam waves styled by celebrity hairstylist Clayton Hawkins (@claytonhawkins).


Ali’s side part and luxury waves combo accentuated her hair’s density for a naturally-there waved style. Clayton filled us in on his process and products used from Aveda and styling tools from ghd to create Ali’s style so you can recreate this sought-after look in the salon!


Watch Clayton’s look come to life in his reel below:

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Products used from Aveda:

  • Aveda Smooth Infusion Perfect Blow Dry Spray
  • Heat Relief Thermal Protector
  • Control Force Firm Hairspray
  • Control Paste


Tools used from ghd hair:

  • ghd helios hair dryer
  • “We wanted intense shine and the chronos styler does just that. It almost gives a glass-like reflection,” says Clayton.
  • curve soft curl iron

Products Used



Starting with damp hair, apply Aveda Smooth Infusion Perfect Blow Dry Spray and Heat Relief Thermal Protector before blow drying with ghd helios hair dryer


Once hair is dry, using the chronos styler, create deep waves through the mohawk section. To ensure volume retention, clip each wave in place to set with silver clips while working on the rest of the head. 


Next, begin curling the rest of the hair away from the face using the curve soft curl iron. After each section is curled, lock in the style with Control Force Firm Hairspray


Let the mohawk section down, create a clean side part and brush the hair into place until all curls are uniform. Finish with Control Paste to lay any flyaways down and set with Control Force Firm Hairspray.

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