S waves tutorial with Kristin Ess

S waves tutorial with Kristin Ess

As the years have gone by, we’ve seen several hair trends grow and evolve. But none more so than the curl, which has slowly become looser and lazier through the seasons. Now, we’re seeing far less of those ‘done’ pageant curls and it’s all about laidback ‘Scandi waves’ or ‘s waves’.

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Perplexed by the term ‘s waves’? Understandable. Basically, the s wave resembles your third-day curls – after you’ve slept in them, brushed them out and thrown them in and out of a ponytail a few times. The end result looks kinda like those old Hollywood finger waves, with a cool girl twist.

Favoured by superstylists such as Jen Atkin, you would’ve seen s waves on likes of Kim Kardashian West and Jennifer Lawrence. But when it comes down to creating the look on yourself with a flat iron, it can be a little tricky to master. After all, we’re not all expert hair stylists – but luckily, celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess is, and she showed us how to do s waves on my (very lucky!) head.

If you’re not yet familiar with Kristin, you’ll definitely know her work – she’s been the longtime hair stylist for celebrities such as Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale and Jenna Dewan, who are always rocking lust-worthy locks.

Her Kristin Ess hair care line, which is launching into Priceline this month, is beloved by both her clients and the public. When it launched into US Target, it sold out almost immediately, so you know it’s good. LC’s fave? The Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray, which also helped to keep my s waves in place. So if you’re ready to master the look and see the Kristin Ess products in action, watch the video above.

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