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In 7 Steps or Less: How To Achieve These TikTok Waves

by Gabrielle Hartman May 08, 2023 4 min read

In 7 Steps or Less: How To Achieve These TikTok Waves

Yes, beach waves used to be the staple of every spring and summer IT girl. But there’s a new wave ofwaves. Here are three hair trends everyone is trying in the world of curls and waves. These styles are all about achieving a relaxed, natural look that exudes a carefree and confident vibe.


And we’ll let you in on a secret. Those effortless vibes can actually be achieved *almost* effortlessly. But, you need to have the right tools. Keep reading to find out how to get these looks in 7 steps or less with FHI Heat. 


Indie Sleaze

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The Indie Sleaze hairstyle has been making a comeback thanks to the renowned celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin. The look is all about achieving messy, tousled waves and textured layers that give off an effortlessly cool vibe. The choppy bangs and undone finish add a rebellious and carefree attitude that's inspired by the '90s grunge era. 

 

 

How To (UsingThe Dual Barrel Waver)


  1. Section your hair into 2-3 inch sections and clip the rest of your hair away.
  2. Take one section and clamp it with The Waver Pro Dual Barrel Waver starting from the roots, and hold it for a few seconds.
  3. Move The Waver Pro down the section and continue clamping and holding it for a few seconds at a time, working your way down to the ends of your hair.
  4. Repeat the process on the rest of your hair, making sure to alternate the direction of the waves for a more natural-looking result.
  5. Once you've waved all sections of your hair, let it cool down for a few minutes to set the style.
  6. Finally, use your fingers to loosen up the waves and tousle your hair for that effortlessly cool Indie Sleaze look.

PRO TIPS: UsePump It Up after your shower (before drying and using The Waver) to add volume to your hair. This will also add a layer of heat protectant. A mist ofLight hairspray will also add texture, maintain shape, and tame flyaways.


80s Bombshell

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The iconic Farah Fawcett curls of the '80s are making a triumphant return to TikTok, and it's not hard to see why. These voluminous, bouncy curls are the epitome of effortless glamour and a touch of sex appeal to your look. But achieving them means having the right tools. 


Here are some tips: 

Use a titanium curler because it’s a bit more powerful. If you have thin strands, hit a lower heat setting and make sure to use a heat protectant (something you should be doing regardless of your hair type). You’ll want that extra titanium hold when you brush out the curls. 


How To (Using ThePlatform Ti Luster Curler)


  1. Begin by prepping your hair with aheat protectant to prevent any heat damage and divide your hair into 2-3 inch sections and clip away the rest of your hair.
  2. Take one section of hair and wrap it around the FHI Heat Platform Ti Luster Titanium Professional Curler, starting at the root and wrapping away from your face. Hold for 5-10 seconds.
  3. PRO TIP: Once the curl is released from the iron, spray it withfirm hairspray and immediately use a heatless velcro roller to roll up the curl and clip it in place.
  4. Repeat the process on all sections of hair. After all sections are curled, let the hair cool for 10-15 minutes with the rollers still in place. This is a great time to do your makeup because the longer you leave those rollers in, the better! 
  5. Remove the rollers. Spray each section as you remove the roller. 
  6. Brush out your hair with a boar bristle brush to create volume.


Chill Lose Curls

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Loose curls are the perfect way to style an elevated beach look for dinners, club nights, or summer brunches. They’re not necessarily beachy waves, but they’re not curls, either. They’rechillcurls. And they’re not achieved by using a curler. Create loose curls with a straightener instead. 



FHI Heat's The Curve Pro Styling Iron is the ultimate tool for creating loose curls that are as effortless as they are chic. Its unique curvature sets this styling iron apart from others on the market. The Curve's plates have a slight bend that allows you to easily wrap your hair around the iron, creating loose, natural-looking curls with ease.

 

 

How To (UsingThe Curve)

  1. Begin by prepping your hair with aheat protectant to prevent any heat damage and section your hair into 2-3 inch sections and clip the rest of your hair away.
  2. Take one section of hair and clamp it with The Curve Pro Styling Iron at the root.
  3. Twist the iron away from your face and pull it down towards the ends of your hair, creating a loose curl.
  4. Hold the iron in place for a few seconds, then release the curl and let it cool.
  5. Repeat the process on the rest of your hair, alternating the direction of the curls for a more natural look.
  6. Once all sections are curled, use your fingers to gently tousle your hair and loosen up the curls.
  7. Finish with a spritz offirm hairspray to hold the curls in place.
Gabrielle Hartman
Gabrielle Hartman



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