Jessica Alba Side Waves Hair Tutorial

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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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Ashley LaPorte says · 02.18.13

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 · 02.18.13

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!

Sydni says · 02.18.13

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

HeartsAndCrosses says · 02.18.13

I loved the tutorial and your hair is seriously gorgeous!

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Kristina says · 02.18.13

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


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Emily Campbell says · 02.18.13

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 · 02.18.13

You’re right, it’s a 1.25!

Kristel says · 02.18.13

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

kristinwithani says · 02.18.13

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

CRYSTAL Ruiz says · 02.18.13

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

Mags Pomichowski says · 02.18.13

Very pretty!


Shaleena says · 02.18.13

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?

Morgan says · 02.18.13

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

Kate says · 02.18.13

It’s just a lavender shade by Revlon!

Rachael says · 02.18.13

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

Jess @ Spool and Spoon says · 02.19.13

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

Pricilla Danielle says · 02.19.13

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SH says · 02.19.13

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

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Christine says · 02.19.13

The earrings!? Where can I get them?

Kate says · 02.19.13

click the link in the blog post!

Meagan says · 02.20.13

You make it look so easy!

Katie Wilson says · 02.20.13

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

Miss Emily says · 02.20.13

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

dmbwdb says · 02.24.13

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.

Mommy- Pruener 101!! says · 03.20.13

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

Leslie-Anne Huff says · 03.28.13

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nickus98 says · 04.23.13

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

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Victoria Moody says · 06.30.16

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