Step 2: Switch It Up
For waves that evoke an "imperfect" Parisian vibe, alternate the direction of the curling iron for each one-inch section of hair. "The only part of the style that needs any thought is the very front, and that's as far as which pieces you want left out to frame your face," Polko said. "If you favor a middle part, direct the curl away from the face on either side of the part. For a side part, again, curl your hair away from the face, and use the wand to get lift at the root."