Hairstyle Trend: Finger waves, and how to achieve them this holiday season

Hairstyle Trend: Finger waves, and how to achieve them this holiday season

by Paige Exell -

2016 is a time where the most desired hair styles and colours are natural and low maintenance. The 'bedhead' and 'wet-looking' hair trends have reigned supreme over the last few months, while bronde hair colours and dark roots have been situated among the top hair colour trends of the season. In other words, hairstyles these days' appeal to the lazy girls, which makes the elaborate styles of the 1920s that are making a comeback seem over-the-top and unattainable.

That's right. From the slicked, Josephine Baker-like coils at Givenchy Spring 2017 to Solange's Marcel waves in her music video for "Don't Touch My Hair," there's no denying that intricately glossed finger waves are creeping back into the beauty scene. And, as holiday party season approaches, this glamorous 1920s-inspired 'do is more tempting than ever to recreate.

Not sure if you're hair-dressing skills are up to par to re-create the look? Thankfully, both Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry have donned '20s-inspired hairstyles that are more modern and streamlined, and therefore easier to re-create for our next holiday party.

Looking to try out a new, more complicated hairstyle to impress friends and family this holiday season? Read on to find out how to create your own finger waves!

FINGER WAVES: HOW TO ACHIEVE THEM

STEP 1

Most modern takes on the 1920's style – like Gigi and Katy's – are defined by a wet-finish and single finger wave in the front of your hair. So, to start off prep your hair with super moisturizing products to achieve this look. Try a leave-in conditioning spray and shine serum to create that 'wet' look. Apply the product throughout your hair using a comb or your fingers, focusing product on the roots.

Pro tip: If possible, apply the products onto towel-dried or damp hair to achieve the perfect look.

STEP 2

Once the hair is prepped with your choice of products, create a deep side part, then use a comb to guide the larger front section of hair into an S-shape. Make sure to guide only one larger chunk of hair that will frame your face. To create the S-shape, try bending the hair in opposite directions as you work your way down the strands. Hold for a few seconds, then release.

Remember: The more product you have in your hair, the easier this step will be!

STEP 3

Once you've achieved your finger waves, tuck the waved strand behind your ear and secure it with bobby pins. Set it in place with additional product – like a mousse, gel or hairspray.

STEP 4

Finish off by spraying your entire head with a shine-finish hairspray and voila! You're ready to take on the holiday season!

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