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Catch The Wave

Insider secrets to fake wavy hair

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  • A midsummer night's dream on the runway at Diane von Furstenberg


    We've seen our fair share of runway beauty that we know will never see the light of day in the real world. And while we'd never want to do away with the crazy trends altogether, we get so excited when we see something this pretty — like ethereal bohemian hair — that we must know immediately how to recreate it.

    By Emily Hebert for ELLE

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    Push all wavers, crimpers, curling irons, and product aside — mane master Orlando Pita turned pin-straight tresses wavy the old-fashioned way for Diane von Furstenberg's spring 2010 show.

    “At the fitting, Diane said she was looking back to antiquity for effortless beauty — and you know, braiding is one of the oldest hairstyling techniques out there,” says Pita, who misted models' strands with water before separating them into cornrows. For timing purposes, he then used a flatiron to press and set the plaits (if doing this hairstyle at home, however, you can simply sleep on braids overnight).

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    A half hour prior to show time, Pita then let hair loose but steered clear of finishing spray — or any other kind of styling aid, for that matter.

Catch The Wave
Insider secrets to fake wavy hair
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