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NewWave, from Italian electrical brand Upgrade, is a two triple waver plate styler that creates the most beautiful beach babe hair looks. The ergonomic and well-balanced design means the styler guarantees maximum comfort for the user, achieving effortless, spectacular waves.

Jo Robertson, Education Director at Wonderful Brands, explains how to use NewWave (RRP £129.00) to style summer ready hair.

Tools needed:
  • Upgrade New wave
  • Section Clips
  • Tail comb
  • Texture Spray
Get the look:
  1. Start on freshly washed blow-dried hair (the hair should be 100% dry).
  2. Choose the heat setting for your hair type – 160° for fine, 180° for medium, 200° for coarse texture. Temperature can be adjusted from 130° to 220° depending on thickness and porosity of the hair.
  3. Split the hair into four quarters and clip each section away. Starting at the back of the hair, take a 1 to 2 cm deep section (a thinner section will create a stronger wave).
  4. Once the waver has heated to desired temperature, comb through the hair ensuring there are no knots of tangles, as these will create frizz. Open the waver fully and place the hair inside and clamp between plates and leave for approximately 10 seconds. We recommend taking a test strand to determine the strength of wave desired.
  5. Repeat along the length of the hair ensuring you place the wave after the last indent for a seamless blend.
  6. Repeat on each section of the hair.
  7. Finish by shaking the waves out and finishing with a texture spray for the ultimate beach effect.

New to the UK, Upgrade has been developed by hairdressers, for hairdressers. At the heart of Upgrade is Luri Roselli, an internationally renowned hairstylist who has been working with the company to develop products and training since 2010. Luri has worked as a trainer for some of the most famous names in the industry, such as L’Oreal, Academy, Sassoon Academy and Llongueras. He has been backstage at beauty contests like Miss Italia and Miss World and worked at Fashion Weeks in London, Paris and Milan.

As a brand, Upgrade believes that beauty comes from the heart and creativity comes from you – the hairdresser. Caring for both the professional and their clients, this new range of stylers are ergonomically designed to care for the hairdresser’s health. With the Upgrade line, every professional may become true hairstylist earning more knowledge, health and time. Moreover, the professional will have access to new and exclusive techniques.

Visit or call Wonderful Brands on (0)23 9400 3660 to become an Upgrade stockist.

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