Chin-length finger wavesHOW-TO
Start by combing gel through hair. To create finger waves, stylist Edward Tricomi says, "Using a fine-tooth comb and your finger, start at the root of the hair and using your finger as a guide for the comb, lean the comb on your index finger and swirl it downward, indenting every turn. Use the finger as a placeholder as you form s-shape curls with the comb. As you go, place a bobby pin to hold it while the gel dries. Once dry, remove the bobbyi pins and slightly and very gently brush out with a paddle brush to give it a less-stiff feel." This style is best on chin-length cuts. INSIDER TRICK
"You can create this look with a curling iron by alternating the curl between pieces with some curled to the front and the others to the back," says Tricomi. BUY ONLINE NOW
Hard hold gel, Alterna, $19; drugstore.com
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