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How To: Fake Finger Waves like Edith from Downton Abbey and Charlize Theron


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Retro finger waves have been popular for a few years now. Charlize Theron and Megan Fox have both worn them on the red carpet, but it wasn’t until Edith from Downton Abbey started wearing them this season that we really fell for the look. Although authentic finger waves are arduous and time-consuming to attempt (they involve shaping each wave with your fingers), you can fake the same look with less time and effort.

Note: This look is easiest to do if the front layers of your hair are between your chin and shoulders in length.

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