This week’s Friday Flashback to one of our all-time most popular posts goes back to when Lorde became a superstar. From our first look we knew we wanted to recreate her luxurious waves. . . .

Unless your unplugged from technology, you’ll know about Lorde, the mesmerizing New Zealand singer / songwriter. At 16, her first single, Royals, has already climbed the Billboard charts; she’s graced magazine spreads and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel. Though I’m enamored with her soulful voice, I’m even more obsessed with her beautiful and voluminous hair. Who wouldn’t be? Her long luxurious waves have me wishing I never chopped my hair into a lob. I’m not the only one with hair envy. Want to mimic the pop star’s waves? Read on to learn how. –– Michelle Rotbart


Step 1: After washing hair with gentle shampoo and conditioner, apply a mixture of curl enhancer and volume foam to damp hair. Make sure to distribute the product evenly through strands, working from roots to ends.

Step 2: If you already have naturally wavy texture and curls, gently cup and squeeze hair from ends to roots. Repeat until hair is dry. Curls will be beautifully formed. You can also blow-dry with a diffuser. Once hair is dry, spray with primp for hold and tousle curls to one side.

Step 3: For straighter haired gals, spray in protective thickening lotion and use a curling wand to create curls and waves. Wind locks away from the face for a bouncy, flowing look; or, for more natural-looking movement, alternate the direction back and forth.

Step 4: Once hair is curled, spray in healing oil to boost the shape and form of your new curls. Tousle hair to one side.

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