When Anh Co Tran speaks, we listen. And when he does hair? We don’t dare shift our gazes. Last year, the L.A.-based hairstylist set the hair trend by updating the basic lob with soft, A-line, choppy layers, and a cult styling technique. It makes sense that we jumped on board — the cut and style works on most hair textures and types, and there’s a version that’s right for just about every aesthetic and lifestyle. That, and it’s just so damn cool.
It follows that his latest trendsetting move — a technique he’s calling “wave formation” — is just as rad. Basically, it’s a mixture of two techniques: loose barrel curls, and waves made by using a 1.5-inch curling iron like a waving iron. Neither is new, but when done together, the result is fresh, modern, and very L.A.