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Maven of fashion and beauty, Lauren Conrad has a signature pretty girl style that connects her to the young, pulchritude-conscious consumer. She’s even built an empire off her ensembles, which means she’s always got to look good. She showed up at the Cotton 24 Hour Runway Show in Miami ready to wow with a flawless girly-girly aesthetic. We love how her ombre color drifts from an almost gritty dirty blonde into a beautifying golden tone through the mid-lengths and ends. This dynamic hue spotlights the chunky, tumbling spirals that form Lauren’s perfectly imperfect drop down beach wave. This may have been last summer’s hottest look, but if Lauren is still wearing it, you can be sure it will be around for a while yet. For tips on making it yours, click style notes. 

Step: Freehand hair painting by a professional is a great way to get the ombre look. It offers an organic, lived-in, and tailored quality to dark to light looks. Talk to your colorist about painting on darkest blonde at the roots, gradually fading to archetypal golden blonde.

Step: For styling, towel-dry hair and create an off-center middle-part. Cocktail styling whip and volume foam and work through strands, roots to ends.

Step: Blowdry with hands for a tousled, lived-in wavy look. Down the sides, a few inches off the root (so you get the drop down wave effect), twist hair around fingers and blowdry the twist up and down, with the nozzle always pointing down. Repeat in an section that you visualize a beach wave. If wave doesn’t hold, simply use a curling wand to create more definition.

Step: Blast finished look with primp for playful hold, body and grip.

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