Get Katy Perry’s 2010 American Music Awards Waves

Last night at the AMA’s it seems all eyes were on Taylor Swift’s sleek new ‘do, however I couldn’t help but envy Katy Perry’s red carpet locks.  She went from posing pretty in a textured Badgley Mischka dress to performing like her pop star self in a risqué red body suit and her hair worked with both personalities. “Classic Hollywood with a contemporary twist,” is how her stylist Danilo describes her look.  He also gave me the scoop on how to get it. Check it out:

Start by spritzing towel-dried hair in sections with a light-weight root lifter like Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Root Lifter Spray Gel.  Then, blow dry your strands in sections lifting straight up from the root and letting it fall using a large barrel brush.

Once dry, use a medium sized curling iron to create spiral curls all around your head and pin them up until they cool.  To achieve the wavy look as opposed to a spiral pattern, brush the curls out until the waves reveal themselves towards the bottom.  Whatever you do, don’t tousle.  Finish the look with a touchable hairspray like L’Oreal Elenett.

Whether you want to embrace your inner rock star or just try something new with a curling iron, as Mrs. Brand proved this look works on anyone.