How to: beachy wet look curls

Though we’ve known and seen it for a few years, wet look hairstyles are still making a splash. As part of 2013’s hair trends, this look is given a new twist in different ways and one most notable take was recently spotted in the Mara Hoffman show at New York fashion week.

This curled, wet look hairstyle with center part was created by Nick Irwin of Tigi and used the collection itself as the inspiration behind the look. Slick yet still very bohemian, the hairstyle worked really well with a collection of long printed dresses. We consulted Melbourne hairstylist Annika Bowen on how to recreate this gorgeous hairstyle. Check out the steps right after the break.

beachy wet look curls

How to: curled, wet look hairstyle with center part

Prep hair with mousse. Annika recommends Tigi’s Curlesque Strong Mousse. Don’t use product too sparingly because you want to create a foundation for this wet look style.

wet look waved hair

Comb and blow dry hair down the sides and back creating a center part in the process. You can clip your hair in the section behind your ears to keep tension but make sure you leave the length loose for curling.

wet look curls

Now it’s time to start creating the curls. Start by taking small sections of your hair (about 1-2 centimeters thick) then apply more mousse from mid lengths to ends. This will add extra hold for the curls.
Take some Tigi Session Series Wet Look Gel, apply into your hands and start twisting section. Use pin curl clips to set twists in place. Continue doing this in all sections of your hair.

wet look curls

Let your hair dry for a little bit and remove pin curl clips. Apply Tigi’s Your Highness Weightless shine spray to add more shine or wet look to your hairstyle.
If you want an extra something you can accessorize this hairstyle with an ear cuff chain just like what was done for the Mara Hoffman runway show.

mara hoffman hairstyle

The wet look doesn’t have to be always one in the same as proven by this hairstyle. You can wear this day or night especially when you want to exude that modern hippie vibe.

Photos courtesy of Tigi and Jennifer Avello / Simon Ackerman for

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