Short hair—with the bob and pixie center stage—has stolen the spotlight as the "it" cut this season. But there's one style that will never go out of style—the textured wave. We recently caught up with celebrity hairstylist Danny Jelaca—who has tamed the tresses of Naomi Campbell, Padma Lakshimi, and Jennifer Lopez—to talk hair trends 2014. In addition to his high-end Miami salon and work with celebrities and fashion brands, Jelaca is known for crafting hairstyles to align with fashion trends.
“Deep side parts with texture are very spring 2014,” says Jelaca. “Tousled effortless waves are in too. The perfect wave is very hot.” And by effortless waves, he really does mean effortless. Jelaca says the best way to create this look is to simply twist damp hair into tendrils and pin until dry. You can also use a sea salt or texturizing spray to add roughness to the hair. Use a curling iron on four or five random pieces of the hair, scrunch and you're done.
For fine hair, it takes a bit more effort. Use a 1 1/2 or 2-inch curling iron on 2-inch sections of the hair. After curling the entire head, brush it out with your fingertips, add texturizing spray and scrunch the hair with the head upside down.
He also suggests trying mermaid waves, which can also be achieved by twisting and drying. For this look, Jelaca suggests using Leonor Greyl’s Crème aux Fleurs, which he says is “detergent-free so you don’t even need a conditioner.” He then says to “twist hair like Princess Leia and let dry.” Adding that it will give you the “perfect beach waves, which are so in right now.”
Textured waves work for any hair type and length. Don't believe us? Check out the best Hollywood waves in the gallery above—from Anna Kendrick's wavy ponytail to Julianne Hough's messy waves. Even curly girl Taylor Swift has gotten in on the action.