Tried & True Beauty: Beachy Waves

The weather here in LA lately has me day-dreaming out my window, wishing I was laying on a towel somewhere along Santa Monica beach. Alas, career and mama duties have me resolved to just playing the part of full-time beach bum via my go-to hairstyle – beachy waves.

I’ve always been a fan of wavy hair – ever since my cooler, older cousins rocked the “body wave” in the 80s (think SJP circa “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun“). As fate would have it, my Italian genes came through and gifted me with a natural wave to play with. These days I’ve been sporting the ever-popular “mob” or “mom lob” (yah, just made that up), and have become an expert at manipulating my hair into thinking it’s having a good hair day.

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Tried & True Beauty: No Fuss Hair Essentials

Ever since I was a little girl, when it came to my hair, I always wanted what I didn’t have. In the ’80s I wanted a perm, to look just like my older brother’s girlfriend Kara (I’m still kinda jealous of that perm). When I was on the verge of teendom, all I wanted was to dye my hair – which was out of the question by my very traditional European father. But the most memorable hair moment had to be when I was five, and decided to chop off all my hair exclaiming to my aunt who caught me in the act “don’t tell mom and dad!”…Let’s just say, I went from hair down to my butt, to looking like Dorothy Hamill – needless to say, they noticed.

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