Beauty how-to video: 20s waves

00:43, Jun 24 2013

With Baz Luhrman's 'The Great Gatsby' storming the box office, was there ever a better time to learn how to fingerwave your hair?  

Lauren Gunn from Auckland's Stephen Marr shows us how-to get the look using curling irons on Grace from Clyne Models. 

Step 1: Prep your hair with a healthy dose of mousse blowdryed in. Divide your hair into two parts, taking a section from temple to temple and clipping it up and out of the way, put the rest of the hair in a ponytail. 

Step 2: Unpin the top section of the hair and pick up a 2cm thick lock of hair and wrap it around a medium sized curling wand held on a diagonal, beginning at the roots and winding down to the ends. Keep repeating this technique for the rest of the sectioned hair, setting with hairspray as you go. Each curl should look like a springy coil when you release it from the tong. Taking bigger sections will give you a looser wave, smaller sections will take more time but create a stronger curl.

Step 3: Make a side parting and gently brush out the set curls, letting them fall and form into 'S' shaped waves on your head. Use bobby pins or slides to help hold the waves in place and sweep the ends of your hair up into a loose knot at your nape. The trick for a stunning fingerwave look is to pin the ends up into a bob shape that sits nicely behind your ears, accentuating your nape and framing your face.