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Last updated: May 16, 2022

Elle King’s Tousled Waves

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @moanilee

Cool girls everywhere are sporting chic, effortless styles and the Billboard Music Awards was no exception! Singer-Songwriter Elle King showed off texturized, undone waves onstage last night and celebrity stylist Johnny Lavoy (@johnnylavoy) is sharing his styling secrets. 


“Since Elle’s outfit was a simple and chic, little black dress vibe, we wanted the hair to match. She wanted a hairstyle that seemed effortless, yet sleek so we went with beachy waves,” Johnny explained of the look.


Keep scrolling for Johnny’s steps and go-to styling tools for recreating this look behind the chair. 

Products Used



First, smooth and detangle the hair with the OG Brush from Olivia Garden


Create overall volume using the Olivia Garden Ceramic + ion™ Hair Dryer. For extra fullness and length, apply clip-in extensions to any low-density areas.


Curl the hair using the Olivia Garden Titanium + ion™ Curling Iron with an up-and-down motion to create lived-in, irregular waves.

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Finished look. 

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