Beauty, Celebrities, HairHow To: Get Leighton Meester’s Waves

We’ve told you before how much we love Gossip Girl…and yes, we will be glued to the tube this evening since there will be a new episode tonight. We decided that we’d make it a complete GG day and tell you how to re-create one of the hairstyles from the show. We’ve always admired Leighton Meester’s curls (a.k.a. Blair), but had no idea how to replicate it with our own locks. So, we turned to celebrity hairstylist Christine Symonds from Warren-Tricomi Los Angeles for advice!

“To achieve Leighton Meester’s toussled wave look, you will need to invest in a wide barrel curling iron. A 1 1/2 in. will work best,” advises Christine. Below, she’s broken down the look and provided step-by-step directions, so you can have Blair’s perfect waves, too!

1) Start by spraying a volumizing mousse (try Redken Full Frame Protective Volumizing Mousse) at your roots and rough dry your entire head of hair.

2) Once hair is dry start by taking 1 1/2 – 2 in. sections of hair and curl each section of hair away from your face. Make sure the sections are not too small and the direction of the curls are not falling towards your face.

3) Finish with Redken Workforce Flexible Spray. The final look will be the perfect, sexy, effortless wave.

Voila! It’s just that simple! Who knew, right? Try this look out today – and wear your waves proudly in honor of GG’s newest episode tonight.

xoxo, The TDO Team (because we couldn’t resist signing off that way!)

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  1. ninabee  |  21 April 2008 at 3:28 PM

    What a gorgeous look! I’m helpless with a curling iron, so the tips are great 🙂 Can’t wait for the new episode tonight!

    Xoxo 😉

  2. Casey  |  23 April 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Practice makes perfect…

  3. Blair  |  13 February 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Seeing as thought i have the same name, as the star, I love to have my hair curly like hers.
    But Im having alot of trouble finding a 1 1/2 inch curling iron. I’ve looked everywhere, even resorting to ebay.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

  4. KJ  |  27 August 2010 at 7:36 PM

    I got my 1 1/2 inch curling iron at Wal-Mart, it’s a Revlon Ceramic. Hope it helps, Blair!

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