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Last updated: May 02, 2023

Whitney Peak’s Met Gala Finger Waves

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Photo courtesy Moroccanoil / Photo Credit: WWD + Theo Wargo, Getty.

A finger waves moment? We love to see it. Chanel ambassador—the new face of Coco Mademoiselle to be exact—and “Gossip Girl” actress Whitney Peak paid homage to the late designer Karl Lagerfeld alongside Hollywood’s A-listers in attendance at The Met Gala 2023 for this year’s theme, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.


Peekaboo pearls, a dramatic side part, finger waves and subtle iridescent glam, this look makes our best of beauty list. “We wanted to do some Old Hollywood vibes so we decided on these sleek but textured finger waves,” said celeb stylist Naeemah LaFond (@naeemahlafond).


“The Moroccanoil® Hair Gel left her hair malleable enough to mold and show her natural wave pattern in between the sculpted waves while Moroccanoil® Perfect Defense helped protect her hair before blow-drying to set the final look,” she explained. Get the how-to steps below!  


Watch the BTS finger wave action with Naeemah and Whitney below.

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Prior to styling, prep hair by wetting it down fully and apply a dime size amount of Moroccanoil® Treatment or Moroccanoil® Treatment Light for finer hair and lighter tones to create the perfect foundation for styling.


Next, create a deep side part with a fine-tooth comb using Moroccanoil® Styling Gel to create a clean part.


Separate the front and back of the hair, starting behind the ear and apply a few pumps of Moroccanoil® Curl Control Mousse and Moroccanoil® Styling Gel to the back of the hair; sleek with a smoothing brush and secure back section with a hair bungee.


Apply Moroccanoil® Styling Gel to the front section and comb through front section with a fine-tooth comb to define waves


Begin to create finger waves by using your fingers and comb to manipulate hair into a “C” formation. To protect against thermal damage, spray hair with Moroccanoil® Limited Edition Perfect Defense. Set using the Moroccanoil® Infrared Hair Dryer with diffuser attachment.


Pin the back of the hair up in sections folding hair into waves and curls as you pin.



Lastly, add Moroccanoil® Treatment to a few waves for a pop of shine and spray with Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray Strong.

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Finished Look – Photo courtesy Moroccanoil / Photo Credit: WWD + Theo Wargo, Getty.

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