Q: I've tried to get the nice waves like Cheyenne of “Reba” (Joanna Garcia) and Amanda Bynes of “What I Like about You.”
They are nice and wavy and stay perfectly wavy. Do you have any idea how to get those waves? I tried a spiral curling iron but it
turns out spiraled, not wavy. Please help me.
A: Well, I would like to start by reminding you that the hairstyles you see on shows like “What I Like about You” and “Reba” are
constantly maintained between scenes by a team of stylists so that they always look ‘fresh’. In the real world, where most of us
don’t have an entourage of stylists at our beck and call, hairstyles can be a little less enduring.
That being said, I have reviewed photos and episodes of “Reba” and I believe the key to getting
the soft, romantic waves worn by Joanna Garcia in the show is to use a roller set. In fact, for a long-wearing style, I suggest you
go with a shampoo and set using the largest rollers you can find. The hair can be wrapped using a super-hold styling gel, and dried
under a hooded dryer (or allowed to air dry, though this will take a considerable amount of time) to create a long lasting soft
curl/wave in the long hair. After combing out the dry curls using a wide-toothed comb, you can use a light application of smoothing
serum to create separation and definition in the curls.