Get the Look: Model Joan Smalls' Classic Waves by Jennifer Yepez

Hairstylist Jennifer Yepez recently worked with mega-model Joan Smalls for the WSJ. Magazine 2014 "Innovator of the Year" Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Says Yepez, "Since all eyes would be on Joan, the cover girl for the WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovators issue, we wanted to keep Joan’s hair looking soft, chic and classy — yet not too done — to match the Chanel Couture dress she wore. The result? A sleek version of a beachy wave with some texture at the ends that’s perfect both day and night."

Get the Look:
1. Prep damp hair by applying René Furterer VOLUMEA volumizing foam – no rinse all over from roots to ends. For curly or wavy hair, use a big round brush to blow dry hair section-by-section the hair. For straight hair, just rough dry the hair with your hands until it’s completely dry.

2. To protect hair from heat damage before using a curling iron, spritz a thermal protector like René Furterer LISSEA Thermal protecting spray all over.

3. Starting at the back of the hair, take a section and pin the rest of the hair up. Using a 1-inch curling iron, curl hair from mid-shaft down, keeping the ends out of the iron. This gives it the undone, beach waves look. Make sure to keep the curling iron vertical to the head to get nice waves. Curl the rest of the hair by unpinning one section at a time.

4. Once hair is curled, use a wide tooth comb to comb out hair into loose waves. Part hair slightly, and spray René Furterer VEGETAL FINISHING SPRAY over the top to smooth out any fly-aways, and then lightly all over to keep waves lasting all night long.

[Image: Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images]

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