Jessica Alba Side Waves Hair Tutorial

Jessica Alba Inspired Hair Tutorial- The Small Things Blog 
Jessica Alba pretty much killed it at the Golden Globes, didn’t she?
Not only did her side waves compliment her perfectly, but her orange/coral lip color was nearly as talked about as the awards themselves. That lip color is hard to wear, but she nailed it. 
Today’s tutorial is for Jessica’s hair, and I’ll share a few of my favorite orange-y coral lip colors too!

You’ll need:
a comb, a 1.25 inch barrel curling iron (or a 1 inch with the heat turned way down), and hairspray. 

Earrings: Stella and Dot
Lip color: Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

Start with a gloss, or sheer orange/coral shade if you are apprehensive about wearing it. If you like it, go bold with an opaque lip color! 

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Comments (29)

  1. Posted February 18, 2013

    I love this! Quick question though- when I tease my hair, it gets really frizzy and I can’t get it to smooth down nicely without combing it all out. Any tips?

    • Kate says
      Posted February 18, 2013

      In the video, I show you how to use your comb to smooth the top part of your hair out, try that. Otherwise, stick to teasing the lower portion of your hair instead of the very top layers!

  2. Sydni says
    Posted February 18, 2013

    yay! jessica alba is my “hair idol.” this is so pretty! please do more tutorials of her hairstyles 🙂

  3. Posted February 18, 2013

    I loved the tutorial and your hair is seriously gorgeous!

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  4. Posted February 18, 2013

    I love this tutorial, it’s so different from the other looks you’ve done!


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  5. Posted February 18, 2013

    Love Love!! Question on the written part of your blog you say to use a 1.5″ curling iron, but in the video you say you used a 1.25″. It looks like the 1.5. Wanted to make sure I use the correct tools. Thanks

    • Kate says
      Posted February 18, 2013

      You’re right, it’s a 1.25!

  6. Kristel says
    Posted February 18, 2013

    Seriously, Is there a lip color that does not look good on you? Because I have yet to see it!

  7. Posted February 18, 2013

    Great video. Good thing it didn’t freeze at the 6:17 mark. 🙂

  8. Posted February 18, 2013

    Love this!! P.s.Your teeth are looking mighty white lol.

  9. Posted February 18, 2013

    Very pretty!


  10. Posted February 18, 2013

    Love this! I have such fine hair…I wish I could figure out how to tease it like that! Any tips for teasing super fine hair?

  11. Morgan says
    Posted February 18, 2013

    What is the nail polish you’re wearing? It’s cute!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 18, 2013

      It’s just a lavender shade by Revlon!

  12. Rachael says
    Posted February 18, 2013

    Such an elegant look! And I’m loving your earrings. Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. Posted February 19, 2013

    Love this! I’m going to a daytime wedding next weekend and this will be the perfect low-fuss look. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Posted February 19, 2013

    your post about blogging made me finally decide to start my own blog


  15. SH says
    Posted February 19, 2013

    Your hair looks beautiful here! And you also pulled off the lipstick 🙂

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  16. Posted February 19, 2013

    The earrings!? Where can I get them?

    • Kate says
      Posted February 19, 2013

      click the link in the blog post!

  17. Meagan says
    Posted February 20, 2013

    You make it look so easy!

  18. Posted February 20, 2013

    What blush are you wearing? It’s so pretty!

  19. Posted February 20, 2013

    Beautiful as always! I love your tutorials! I just might have to go get some coral lipstick!

  20. dmbwdb says
    Posted February 24, 2013

    what a fabulous Tutorial….would you think of creating a tutorial for a beginner like me that can’t even get the curling iron in my hair. You make it look simple and I sam sure it is after a beginning lesson on basics of using a curling iron …even you facing in the opposite direction so I can follow you? I have spent the whole week watching all and enjoying and purchasing all of you suggested products even took your pics you posted for a new cut! …now I can’t seem to use the curing iron not sure of how to even hold it! I purchased Zumba CDs when they first came out to do at home and I couldn’t follow since the instructor was facing me! I had to give them away…are there others out there like me???? Helps!
    Thanks for all you do you are truly an inspiration to so many a of us.

  21. Posted March 20, 2013

    You are fabulous! Love your blog! Thank you for sharing! Follow me!

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  23. Posted April 23, 2013

    What hairspray do you use? Love your tutorials!!!

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  25. Victoria Moody says
    Posted June 30, 2016

    I liked Jessica Alba earrings, she has such a good taste and unique, love it!