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October 12, 2012

Polished Waves

While we love textured beachy waves and sleek, tight curls, Padma Lakshmi’s strands from the New U Machine Launch in NYC are a happy medium between the two. We caught up with celebrity hairstylist Michael Dueñas to get the secrets behind her luscious locks. “Waves were the way to go and volume is always a must,” Dueñas told To get the look, he first prepped the hair by scrunching in a dollop of mousse into damp, towel-dried hair. After blow drying the hair smooth, he used an 1 1/4” curling iron to create the waves. To curl, take horizontal sections starting at the nape of the neck and wrap the hair around the tongs towards the face. Then, using shine and hair spray, he sealed in the curls and shine. To finish the look and create the loose waves, he brushed out the curls with a paddle brush and layered another light veil of hairspray.

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