Olivia Palermo’s Trick For High-Summer Hair

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Go to any summertime event and you’ll likely see a handful of guests sporting some version of beachy, cascading waves. At one such NYC soiree it was Olivia Palermo spotted in all her best-tressed glory boasting the style: tousled locks just brushing the top of her shoulder-baring blouse. But rather than adopting the surfer-girl, salt-sprayed variety of the ‘do synonymous with warm-weather months, Olivia took a more polished (and trend-focused) approach, opting instead for bendy, brushed-out volume. Think of her look as the older, sleeker sister of the traditional bedhead style (aka more control and no flyaways)—one that’s polished enough for cocktail parties, date night and beyond. Ditch the surf spray in favor of a smoothing formula, applied to damp hair before heat styling. Use a flat iron to curl small sections of hair (the edges will give locks more “bend”), apply dry shampoo to roots to boost volume then lightly brush out once finished to complete the sleek, modern take on the beach wave.

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