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Last updated: February 10, 2020

Kelly Marie Tran’s Sleek, Structured Waves

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Instagram via @waymanandmicah

“Star Wars” star Kelly Marie Tran’s couture Schiaparelli gown could be seen from a galaxy far, far away at the 92nd Academy Awards. To balance out her voluminous skirt, celebrity stylist Derek Yuen (@dereksyuen) created sleek, structured waves that were slicked back behind the actress’s shoulders. Want the deets on this out of this world style? Scroll down for the full step-by-step breakdown!


Artist: Derek Yuen

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Prep damp hair with Bumble and bumble. Thickening Full Form Soft Mousse, combing through from roots to ends so it’s evenly distributed. Then, blow-dry using a comb to direct the hair back and behind the ears. (For extra hold, repeat step until the hair is completely dry.)


Starting in the back, use a 1½-inch curling iron to create loose waves, then prep each curled section with the Bumble and bumble. Does It All Light Hold Hairspray


Use a boar bristle brush to condense and smooth out the waves, brushing everything back behind the ears. Then, secure with two pins behind each ear. 


Use your fave gel to create a slight wet appearance and to establish structure in the front and top sections. Finish by spraying Does It All Light Hold Hairspray on the entire style.


Pro Tip: Use gel to also tame any stubborn flyaways. 

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Finished look // Instagram via @waymanandmicah

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