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August 5, 2016

How-To: Retro Waves


How-To: Retro Waves

There’s one look that never goes out of style—that sexy, sultry, retro wave look. We got FHI Brands to show us exactly how you can give your clients this look using the brand’s new Stylus thermal hair care line!

Watch FHI Brands Artistic Director Sarah Mac break it down!


  • 1

    Prep the hair with Stylus Sheer Remedy, Be Protected and High Altitude to protect, prime and provide style support. Section a radial parting from ear to ear, then divide the front section in two on the desired deep-set part.

  • 2

    Begin by lightly misting a 1-inch horizontal section at the nape with Stay Beautiful Light Hold Hair Spray.

  • 3

    Beginning at the base, while holding your iron horizontally with the clamp side on top, twist and feed sections of hair into the iron. Once the curl is heated, slide the iron out, pinch the curl together and clip to set.

  • 4

    Continue working up the back of the head and the front sections, repeating the same curl pattern as previous sections. Divide sections where needed for control.

  • 5

    Let the hair cool for 15 minutes and begin releasing clips in the same order you put them in, one row at a time. Using a wide-tooth comb, gently comb and push curl pattern into place. Smooth hair with a boar bristle styling brush and finish with Stay Finished and Shine Express for lasting hold and brilliant shine.