Using A Flat Iron To Make Waves? Inconceivable!

Here’s a beauty riddle for you: How can you get a wavy hairstyle using a straightening iron as your main tool? (Cue “Jeopardy” music.)

Stumped? Look to Diane von Furstenberg’s runway hairstylist Orlando Pita, who created this romantic, wavy-crimped ‘do for her spring 2010 show. The process is surprisingly easy. Using a mister to slightly dampen the model’s locks, Pita made cornrows (but to make it easier, we’d recommend just making several long braids of varying thickness), then clamped them down with a straightening iron, which both set the style and sped up drying time. Another surprise: Pita recommends leaving the wavy hair completely natural, nixing any product additions for an extra “soft” look. []