By Marianne Mychaskiw
Nov 06, 2017 @ 12:45 pm
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Ever try to go for that effortless, undone wave, only to end up with curls that would do the Miss America contenders in the '80s proud?

Happens to us all the time, and usually, a mixture of products and the natural cycle of life is what we rely on to loosen it somewhat, but now, you don't have to cocktail formulas or wait it out. Justine Marjan, who is responsible for creating that lived-in texture on Chrissy Teigen and Khloe Kardashian, taught us a genius way to correct the mistake as soon as you've formed it. The solution is much easier than we thought—simply run a flat iron like the GHD Platinum ($250; over the length of the curl, making extra effort to keep the ends straight. She breaks it down in the above video, and honestly just makes it look so easy. 

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In addition to her trick on transforming your too-tight curl into a beachy wave, the pro also has a genius move that involves a toothbrush for taming flyaways, as well as a hack for faking a fuller hairline. Hit play on the video above to get Marjan's breakdown in full.