If you can’t face the thought of sleeping with damp hair to get the look, heat-styling is another easy option. Jonny Long, co-founder of Lockonego salon, said you should first dry your hair with a nozzle to create shine. Once dry, use tongs or straighteners to add in waves. The key to the Carrie look, though, is to take a paddle brush and lightly brush out the waves.
The trick to keeping your hard work in place? “Scrunch your hair from the bottom with one hand, and mist in some hairspray at the same time,” Birmingham said. “This will add even more volume and help to stop your waves from dropping down throughout the day.”