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Sexy New Styles for Wavy Hair

We don't want to hear you say you can't do sexy curls — because you can. You just need these wavy hair styling tips from a pro.

Short Waves

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Glam up your bob with retro-chic curls (thanks for the inspiration, 1920s!). Jenny Cho, Suave Professionals celebrity stylist, created modern finger waves, then accented the look with a sparkly hair clip. Click through for step-by-step instructions for this style.

Get the Look: Step 1

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Scrunch damp hair with mousse; then blow-dry it with a diffuser. This gives your hair lots of natural texture and body.

Get the Look: Step 2

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Curl small sections with a 1-inch iron, winding the hair away from your face. Smooth the front pieces with styling cream.

Get the Look: Must-Have Products

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Scrunch your hair with Tresemme 24 Hour Body Mousse ($4.50). After curling, add this Goody Luxe barrette ($8) and finish the look with Kevin Murphy Easy Rider Anti-Frizz Cream ($22).

Sexy Waves

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Wow. Look how gorgeous hair gets when you loosen it up a little. "The key to nailing this undone texture is to shake out the curls so they aren't too perfect," says Cho. Click through to learn how to achieve this bombshell style.

Get the Look: Step 1

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Divide hair into sections on each side of the head with a comb. Take a piece from the back, spritz it with hairspray, then wrap it around a 1-1/4-inch iron.

Get the Look: Step 2

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Alternate the direction of the next curl. Repeat. Loosen waves with your fingers and apply styling cream to the ends.

Get the Look: Must-Have Products

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The RickyCare Argan Plus Lifter Comb ($5) is perfect for dividing hair into sections. Try Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray ($25) to add volume as you curl. Finish with Colorproof's FiberBlast Texture Cream ($22).

Polished Waves

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For a big night out, forget the boring updo and wear your hair down in sleek, red-carpet-worthy curls. Smooth, shiny waves are sophisticated and sexy on long hair, says Cho. Click through for step-by-step styling tips.

Get the Look: Step 1

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Start with a fresh blowout and a deep side part. Use a 1-1/4-inch iron to curl a section, then roll it up, and pin in place.

Get the Look: Step 2

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Repeat until all of your hair is set in curls. Apply hairspray and wait 15 minutes. Gently brush hair to one side.

Get the Look: Must-Have Products

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Use Salon Care curl clips ($2) to set your hair and then spray with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray ($3). Brush out the curls with Sonia Kashuk Tools' small hair brush ($13).

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