Sarah Jessica Parker's Tousled Mane
"On naturally curly hair, this is an easy style to create," says celebrity stylist David Babaii, who gave Sarah Jessica Parker her soft, wavy red-carpet 'do. "If you have short hair, use a smaller-barrel curling iron to get the same effect."
Step one: "The first step is to rough-dry hair, using your fingers instead of a brush while blow-drying," instructs Babaii. If you have pin-straight locks, spritz Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($20) onto hair beforehand, which gives it a windblown texture. "This product is a godsend for women who don't have any natural wave," he explains.
Step two: Part hair in the center. "Next, divide it into three sections, two in front and one in back," says Babaii. "Start from the back and move up the head, curling locks of hair in random order, alternating between using a one-inch and a one-and-a-half-inch FHI Heat Ceramic Tourmaline Curling Iron [$195 each], holding them in different directions to get a deconstructed, natural look," he says.
Step three: "Curl only the hair that falls below your lash line when you're looking in the mirror," says Babaii, "and count to five before sliding the iron out rather than unrolling it."
Step four: "After curling all the sections, flip your hair over and shake it out to get loose waves," he says. Finish with a flexible hair spray, like Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray ($3.99).