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February 27, 2013

Reese Witherspoon’s Retro Waves

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Reese Witherspoon’s Retro Waves

When Reese Witherspoon shows up to a red carpet with an elegant, sideswept style, it’s almost always going to be a fan (and client!) favorite. Here’s how to recreate one of her classic Hollywood looks from Farouk System Inc. Artist Anna Cantu

 

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Before

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    Wash hair with CHI Magnified Volume Shampoo and Conditioner then apply a dab of CHI Silk Infusion from midshaft to ends.

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    Apply CHI Magnified Volume Spray Foam at roots and massage in.

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    Using your CHI Touch 2 Blow Dryer, choose setting best for your client’s hair type and rough-dry starting at the roots to remove excess moisture.

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    Finish drying with CHI Paddle Brush, overdirecting hair for maximum volume in the direction for planned style.

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    Section side part from outside eyebrow point to back apex.

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    Divide into 3 sections – section 1 ear to ear and clip front 2 sections forward.

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    Choose a 1-inch section at the apex and spray CHI Magnified Finishing Spray from roots to ends. 

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    Curl the back section starting at the top of the crown curling hair and overdirecting forward on base using a 1-inch CHI Orbit Styling Wand.

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    Twist hair around 1-inch CHI Orbit Styling Wand and hold for 20 seconds then set with a clip.

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    Continue down the back section using a brick lay pattern.

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    Move to large front sections. Create 1-inch section parallel to the part and spray with CHI Magnified Volume Finishing Spray.

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    Curl section on base in the direction that your client’s hair will fall and then clip in place.

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    Continue down until the section is complete.

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    Repeat on other side.

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    Spray with CHI Magnified Volume XF Finishing Spray for a strong hold.

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    Remove clips and begin brushing and stretching the curls beginning at the nape using a CHI Backcomb Brush.

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    Continue up and around the head. 

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    Perfect and set the front wave by securing clips to create a proper wave.

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    Spray all over with CHI Magnified Volume XF Finishing Spray and smooth hair back on smaller section side and tuck behind the ear.

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    Leave clips in for 3-5 minutes.

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    Remove and spray with CHI Magnified Volume XF Finishing Spray.

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    Reese’s Finished Look

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    Finished Look

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    Finished Look

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    Finished Look

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