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Drop the iron and power down the blow dryer. Naturally wavy hair is naturally cute, cool and quirky, so why mess around with what Mother Nature gave you? Forget fussing over your tresses for hours and try a fast, effortless new hairstyle. Wavy strands don't take much to look awesome -- just go for a soft, loose 'do that works with your natural texture.
Wavy Side Bun
This undone updo is tres chic but still low-key and simple. Work a bit of glossing wax through your waves to add separation and shine, then use a rattail comb to part it to the side and at a slight angle. Now use the same comb to tease out the bottom layers of your mane for extra volume and texture. Gather up the back sections and one side your hair, leaving the hair on the same side as your part to hang loose. Take the gathered hair and tuck it under toward your head, then pin off to the same side as your part to create a loose, asymmetrical bun. Set the look with a light mist of hairspray.
Casual Half Updo
This deliberately imperfect look is pretty much irresistible -- but also a snap to style.Go ahead and skip the shampoo this morning -- you want plenty of texture and a little bit of mess for this style. Amp up your natural wave with a good spritz of texturizing spray. Grab a fine-toothed comb and gently back-brush at the roots to create a flirty "bump" of volume at the crown. Now gather the front sections of hair, pull them back and twist once. Secure to the back of your head with bobby pins and let any excess waves hang loose.
This sweet, voluminous ponytail works with your natural texture and doesn't mind a little frizz -- making it a perfect bad hair day disguise. First, smooth down your hairline with a round brush and a few drops of shine serum. Then pull your hair into a low, tight ponytail and secure with an elastic. Grab a rattail comb and use it to tease out the ends of your ponytail for a fluffy, flirty-messy look. Now use your fingers to loosen and fan the pony out. Finish by pulling a few strands loose, then wrapping and pinning them around the elastic to hide it.
Naturally wavy hair just has that whole romantic, fairy-tale princess vibe going on -- so play it with a modern-medieval crown of braids. Grab a 2-inch wide chunk of hair from one side of your head, then braid it tightly and neatly down to about 3 inches above the ends. Secure with a flexible elastic. Then take a single free strand and wrap it around the end of the braid to hide the elastic, tucking the end of the strand through to hold it in place/ Now create a second braid on the other side of your head. Gently pull the two braids around and back so they meet at the back of your head. Use a long, pretty ribbon to tie the two braids together, letting the ends of the ribbon flow gracefully down the back of your hair. Finish with a spritz of light-hold hairspray. Very Guinevere.