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The Only Hair Tool You Need to Get Kerry Washington’s Effortless Waves


March 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Kerry Washington is known for her chic style choices both onscreen and off (did you see her in Miu Miu at the Oscars?). But lately we’ve been obsessing over the versatility of her shoulder-length haircut that can do it all—straight, slicked back, or our favorite, tousled bedhead.

For our March cover shoot, hairstylist Mark Townsend used R Session Pro Tools Nalu Waver ($ 130; rsessionprotools.com for stores) to create the perfectly imperfect style. “We wanted her hair to have movement, so I used a double-barreled iron to form waves,” says Townsend, who first prepped the star’s hair with a smoothing serum.

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Though the tool might look daunting (we recommend using the heat resistant glove that comes with it), it’s surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it. First hold the curling rod perpendicular to hair and wrap large sections, starting about two inches from the root, around each barrel in an S pattern. Then turn your wrist slightly, so that the two barrels go from being on top of each other to side by side. Keep ends loose and run your fingers through your stands for a relaxed finish. The result? #Iwokeuplikethis perfection.

For more from Washington, pick up InStyle’s March issue, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

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Fab Five: Tell Us Which Stars Wore It Best This Week With Our A-List Tool!

You voted, and we listened! This week, some of Hollywood’s most happening ladies stepped out wearing head-turning ensembles that gave you, our readers, something to talk about. These five looks were chosen by you as this week’s must-see picks. The stars who made it to the top: Emma Roberts (in Saint Laurent), Naomi Watts (in Jason Wu), Karlie Kloss (in Michael Kors), Hilary Swank (in Saint Laurent), and Kate Mara (in J. Mendel).

Did your favorite celeb make the cut? Tell us whose getup made your Fashion A-List by choosing your five favorite style moments from this week’s Look of the Day. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Check out the top looks of the week below (voted by you!) and then head over to our A-List tool to pick your top 5.

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Who Was Best Dressed This Week? Tell Us With Our A-List Tool!

You voted, and we listened! This week, some of Hollywood’s most happening ladies stepped out wearing stunning ensembles that gave you, our readers, something to talk about. These five looks were chosen by you as this week’s must-see looks. The stars who made it to the top: Emma Roberts (in Tanya Taylor), Zoe Saldana (in Calvin Klein), Miranda Kerr (in Escada), Kristen Bell (in Monique Lhuillier) and Reese Witherspoon (in Monica Rose for Lovers + Friends).

Did your favorite celeb not make the cut? Tell us whose getup made your Fashion A-List by choosing your five favorite style moments from this week’s Look of the Day. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Check out the top looks of the week below (voted by you!) and then head over to our A-List to pick your top 5.

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Who Was Best Dressed This Week? Tell Us With Our A-List Tool

This week, some of Hollywood’s chicest ladies stepped out wearing stunning ensembles that gave everyone in our office something to talk about. Now it’s your turn to tell us whose getup made your Fashion A-List by choosing your five favorite style moments from this week’s Look of the Day.

Who made it on our list? Lupita Nyong’o (in Alexander McQueen), Shailene Woodley (in Ralph Lauren), Beyonce (in Gucci), Lupita Nyong’o (sleek this time in Calvin Klein), and Sandra Bullock (in Vionnet). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Check out the rest of the top looks of the week below and then head over to our A-List to pick your top 5!

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