Wavy Hair Tricks That Will Disguise Your Need for a Haircut

Kate Middleton
Olivia Palermo
Blunt Ends
Play Up Your Bangs
Kim Kardashian
Lucy Boynton


Kate Middleton

When it comes to polished waves, we trust the duchess. The Kate Middleton blowout only looks high maintenance, but it can be easy to achieve. The trick is to part your hair, then divide it into sections and curl only the ends. Use a dry shampoo or volumizing mist for extra body. 

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Olivia Palermo

No one knows more about street style edge than Olivia Palermo. Olivia almost always opt for relaxed waves with healthy volume. 

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Blunt Ends

Blunt edges don’t just work for bob styles. If you’re sporting shoulder-length hair and want an effortless look, add some mousse to the mid-length of your hair and let it air-dry. 

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Play Up Your Bangs

The easiest way to add edge to waves is by focusing on your face-framing parted bangs. This look is also a great way to make your sleek buns interesting.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist Chris Appleton is famous for his signature undone waves, which have a natural finish. You can achieve this look by curling your hair from the middle and not from the roots, making sure the curl pattern turns away from your face. After you’re done, curl the ends in the opposite direction and add some texturizing spray.

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Lucy Boynton

We love the layered choppy bob on Lucy Boynton. Short wavy hair can be super tricky, but Lucy’s chic styling makes it work. If you have thick, short hair, some subtle layered bangs will add texture.

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We don’t always have the time or the budget for a luxe haircut and blowout session. There may be months—or full years, even—when we’re winging it or styling our own hair. And while there are some great hacks for healthy hair, sometimes all we want are Gisele Bündchen-like polished waves.

We all want Kate Middleton’s glossy mane or Khloé Kardashian’s wavy faux bob, but we don’t have a style squad on-call 24/7. Here’s how to disguise your hairstyle when you’re running short on time and glam squad resources.

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