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Lauren Conrad's hairstylist Kristin Ess reveals how to get the star's soft waves

20 June 2016
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Lauren Conrad never fails to give us major hair envy with her boho chic loose waves. Now, her hairstylist Kristin Ess has revealed just how she creates the blonde beauty's trademark look, with a handy step-by-step guide.

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Kristin Ess revealed how she creates Lauren's waves

After sharing a photo of Lauren's glossy mane styled into old Hollywood-esque waves, Kristin delighted her legions of Instagram followers when she posted a short video as she put the finishing touches to the look, brushing out the waves to give them a soft finish. In the caption accompanying the clip, Kristin revealed her "tricks for soft waves".

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Kristin also gave fans a glimpse at the finished look

1. spray a ph balancing leave-in conditioner on wet hair to close the cuticle (this is my trick for extra shine from the inside out)

2. Apply thickening spray all over wet hair and brush through for even distribution.

3. Blowdry with the nozzle on and the dryer pointed to the ground to push the cuticle downward. Use cold air at the end once it's dry.


lauren conrad© Photo: Getty Images

Lauren is renowned for her boho chic hairstyles

4. Set every curl going toward the face using a 1" or 1 1/4" barrel iron. Set them all the same, going in the same direction!

5. spray all over using a light, shine enhancing brushable hairspray and let it set while you do makeup.

6. using a soft brush, brush from root to ends over and over and over and OVER. I just keep brushing until I see the pattern develop. Sometimes that takes 2 minutes and sometimes it takes 20 minutes. All the sudden the pattern appears like magic

7. Finish with another veil of that same light, brushable hairspray. I don't apply texture sprays, pomades or dry shampoos to my soft waves as they tend to mattify. Good luck {waves on my perfect kween @laurenconrad with special background appearance from @lastyoni}."

kristin ess© Photo: Instagram

Kristin is also one of Lauren's close friends

It comes as no surprise that Kristin is behind Lauren's gorgeous hairstyles – the hair guru has been working with The Hills star for years. Lauren herself often shares snaps of the pair, and caused a stir when she dyed her trademark blonde tresses a striking shade of red, joking that she was inspired by Kristin's own look.

Lauren showed off her bold makeover as she posed for a snap with Kristin, sharing the photo on with her five million Instagram followers. "Clearly, I'm obsessed with @kristin_ess," she quipped in the caption. 

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