We’re seeing this look everywhere right now, and we love it because it’s messy in an unforced, sexy way. “This is the new, modern shag, and it’s easy to add bangs to it,” says Matt Fugate, a hairstylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City.

To get texture, say it with us: salt spray, salt spray, salt spray. After washing, rough-dry or air-dry your hair most of the way, then work a salt spray in from roots to ends, tousling with your hands to distribute the product and encourage the waves. Once it dries, you’ll have natural, touchable waves.

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