Video: How To Get Free People Model Waves

Have you ever looked at our website or catalogs and wondered how the models got such perfect, wavy hair (see here, and here)? I know I have, so we asked hair stylist Amy Farid (the genius behind the stunning locks in several of our catalogs) to share her secrets! Watch the tutorial as Amy demonstrates how to get perfect model waves on one of our Free People girls.

What you need to get the look:

1) Surf spray – Amy swears by Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray – or you can make your own

2) A curling iron that has a 1-inch barrel or thicker (the thicker the barrel, the larger the waves)

3) A blow drier

How To Get Model Waves from FreePeople on Vimeo.


model waves hair tutorial

Model is wearing the White Romance Embroidered Maxi.

More beauty tips from the BLDG 25 Blog.


  1. her hair is so beautiful…I have thick curly hair so I appreciate the loose waves. I think I am going to attempt this tonight…going to an ugly sweater party – should be fun!

  2. this is cute but there is one problem…… i hate blow drying my hair. can i let it dry naturally and still get those beautiful waves?

  3. Hi Michaela! You can certainly let your hair dry naturally! That is my favorite way of doing this style. Drying it with a blowdryer just speeds up the process. I still recommend putting in some kind of STYLING product while its still wet so it will hold the style and enhance texture! Good Luck!

  4. Any tips to help people with really straight hair get this look? I’ve tried a lot of different products, but it tends to just go back straight after a few minutes…

  5. @Kristin – i have pretty straight hair too and the best thing i’ve found to help my hair not go right back to straight is just to style when my hair is not 100% clean. just try the day after you’ve washed it!

  6. I style my hair like this everyday, but I am loving this hair colour/ombre. Going in tomorrow to get this hair colour !

  7. Hay! I like ur tutorials about diffrent hair styles. but I cit my hair into a bob.. and I was wondering if u can do something fun for short hair:)
    I hope u can
    thank u!!

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