Step 2: Mold
Curl the remaining hair on the sides using a curling iron. "You need a little bit of that soft texture so it keeps the casual elegance . . . so it doesn't look like a harsh, severe updo — more romantic, girlie, and feminine," Carver said.
Working from a deep side part, begin molding the hair back over the foundation — a side mirror helps you see the style from all angles. Gently drape and stretch the waves, and hold everything in place with oversize hairpins (you'll go back later and secure with bobby pins). Carver likes to use bright pins as placeholders, since they stand out from the hair.