Steal This Look: Courteney Cox’s Shiny Waves

Want to learn how to get a voluminous mane like Courteney's on the February 2014 MORE cover? Hairstylist Adir Abergel gives us a step-by-step guide

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Hairstylist Adir Abergel wanted to create a look that was both natural and healthy, so he focused on boosting sheen. "Glossy shine suggests healthy, vivacious hair,” said Abergel.

Simon Emmett

Courteney washed her hair at home and arrived to the photo shoot with clean, damp locks. Abergel then massaged Kusco-Murphy’s Setting Lotion ($33; just into her roots. “Women with thicker hair, like Courteney's, tend to think that they don’t need to use a volumizer," he said. But when it's applied just at the roots, it will keep your style from falling flat, he explains.

Photo courtesy of Kusco Murphy

Next, Abergel applied Orlando Pita Rejuvenating Hair Treatment Oil ($19;, avoiding the roots, and rough-dried Courteney's hair with a blow-dryer. Once the hair was about 80 percent dry, he started using a natural boar bristle round brush to gently pull the hair smooth. "If you use the brush while the hair is still wet, it can tug at and damage the hair—plus it slows the drying process," he explains.

Photo courtesy of Orlando Pita

Once the hair was dry, Abergel divided the hair into 1.5-inch-wide sections and pin curled each while they were still hot. He allowed the pinned curls to cool for about ten minutes, then sprayed them with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($20; and uncoiled them.

Photo courtesy of Fekkai

Once the hair was unpinned, Abergel used his hands to tousle it a little, then worked a dime-sized amount of pomade through the ends for separation. Try Rene Furterer Light Molding Paste ($24; "The result was hair with a beautiful, soft wave that had both fullness and movement,” he said.


Photo courtesy of Rene Furterer

The key to any good style, Abergel said, is easing up on the products. “One of the biggest mistakes people make is using too many products—or choosing products that are too heavy for their hair type,” he said. Start conservatively and just add as needed to preserve your "natural luster, fullness and movement.”

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