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There's something about wavy hair that's sultry and sophisticated. It can look effortlessly chic – and you can style it to suit your mood or a special occasion. Even if your hair is on the shorter side, you can still style those lush, light blond waves into several different 'dos, no problem.
Unless you have naturally wavy hair -- lucky you, girl -- you need to create those waves in your hair before styling it. Work some volumizing mousse through your hair while it's damp, so your waves don't end up flat and limp. Blow-dry your hair with your fingers -- no brush, or you'll smooth out your strands too much. Use a large-barrel curling iron on your tresses to create big curls, and then go over them with a paddle brush -- or even just your fingers. This loosens the curls, turning them into loose waves. Or, you can try a fork-shaped iron, which curls two strands at once -- to create loose, crimp-free spirals.
Simply by slicking your blond waves down with a bit of styling gel, you get a glam, movie star style that looks formal and fabulous. Part your hair off to the side to get a bit of added lift up top -- tease under the hair on top if your hair is quite fine -- and blend a small dab of gel between your palms. Run your hands over your hair from root to tip, coating it evenly with the gel giving it a slightly wet look. Adding some shine-enhancing serum over top doesn't hurt either.
A really fancy, oversized barrette is all you need to get a really dramatic, glamorous look in your short wavy hair. All the jewel tones can work with your light blond 'do. Part your hair to one side and mist over your hair with some hairspray to give it a bit of grip. Slide the pin -- or more than one, if you like -- into the side opposite your part. Give your hair another spritz of hairspray for an extra secure hold.
With those hot waves in your light blond hair, simply adding a victory roll ups the glam factor and transforms it into an ultra-chic retro-inspired 'do. Part your hair to one side and pull up the hair in your fringe -- or just the shortest pieces at the front if you don't have a specific bang section of hair -- rolling it backward to create a loop. Slide two bobby pins over the hair, crossing one over the other to get the most secure hold.