I love undone and messy waves. They’re a great visual cue for telling the world “I’m the Parisian girlfriend of a rock star and I like to lounge along the Champs-Élysées, looking cool. If I can’t be bothered with that, see me by the beach as a laid back surfer chick.” Ah, The Life!  Perfectly imperfect bobs may make you think of the new global glitterati effortlessly sauntering towards their next ridiculously perfect Instagram photo but don’t be fooled, it takes work to look as easy-breezy as this.  So if you’re jonesing for the perfectly imperfect wave, click through to the notes to learn the steps it take to look so cool. –– Michelle Rotbart 

Step One: Start with working in styling whip and protective thickening lotion into damp strands and then blow-dry with a round brush.

Step Two: Once hair is completely dry, grab your curling wand and curl hair in alternating directions. Make sure to start wanding only from the midsection of your hair, leave your roots out.

Step Three: Once hair is curled, grab your refinish and lift up the crown of your hair and spray into the root.

Step Four: As a finishing touch, grab your diffuser and set it to low heat. Begin flipping your hair around while placing the diffuser in to each section. The ultimate goal is to have the heat break up the curl patterns from the wand, giving you an undone and lived-in look. Complete your look with a light spray of primp.

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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