Relaxed waves are the ultimate street style look – but do you prefer them on longer or shorter hair?
Gentle waves are a classic look that instantly gives volume and personality to loose locks. The style works brilliantly on both luscious long lengths as well as a fresh sassy lob - but which way do you prefer?
Lusciously long waves
The hairstyle: When long blonde hair is given the wave treatment, it falls into bouncy, flirty tendrils that curve around the contours of the face. Gorgeous!
The colour: Allow the waves to shine by opting for a single solid shade of blonde. This season's hottest blonde hues look brilliant on longer locks, so try either a beige blonde or a striking platinum look.
What the editors say: There is something undeniably glamorous about long luscious hair that have been gently waved. However in order for long wavy blonde hair to look brilliant, it needs to be well maintained. To keep long blonde hair naturally shiny, we recommend using the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Lumino Contrast haircare collection.
Sassy short waves
The hairstyle: Adding waves into a lob gives the look a much more modern feel. We particularly love when the style features slightly piecey, textured sections at the ends.
The color: No need to hide those outgrown roots! This season's colour has more of an easy going vibe – and that includes playing up your shadow roots.
What the editors say: A wavy, textured lob is effortless – and it's even possible to add in the waves without heat styling. Try braiding your hair in two plaits when it's damp and leave the plaits in overnight. The next morning, release the braids and spritz with for tousled, wavy layers without any crunchiness.