Get the Look: Michelle Monaghan's Effortless Red Carpet Waves

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For the recent 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards, actress Michelle Monaghan stunned on the red carpet in a sparkling, two-tone gown and soft, effortless waves. Celebrity hairstylist Christopher Naselli, who created Michelle's laid-back look, said, "The unstructured, patterned waves created a super organic style that looked elegant, soft and effortless."

Whether dressed up for a special evening out, or dressed down for a backyard bbq, this simple, stylish look will carry your clients all through the long summer days. Recreate the style with Naselli's how-to below!

Get the Look:

  1. Start with towel-dried hair, and apply a quarter-size amount of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip through roots to set the foundation for lasting volume and movement.
  2. Next, apply a palm-size amount of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam from the mid-lengths to ends to lock in natural texture and dimension.
  3. Then create three separate braids: 2 on either side of the head and one in the back, starting from the middle of the hair and braiding down to ends, and let dry.
  4. To seal and set the braid texture, use a flatiron to heat each braid from top to bottom. Undo all braids and use fingers to break up strands to reveal natural, voluminous airy waves.
  5. Apply a small amount of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Nourishing Oil to ends of hair to add shine, and finish with a light spray of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist for natural hold.
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