By Real Simple
Updated February 27, 2014
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First popularized by California girls and Brigitte Bardot, this perfectly imperfect style makes somewhat sloppy very sexy. To make waves, use a one-inch-barrel curling iron to roll up random sections of hair, says Linda Flowers, a leading hair designer for films. Repeat all over; let cool. Last, run a brush through your hair to loosen the curls. Continue brushing until the waves flow together. See our recommendations for a good curling iron and other beauty gadgets.
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