How to Create French-Girl Wavy Hair in 3 Minutes

I don’t know about you, but I just don’t have the time, patience, or arm strength to conquer a super-complicated or time-intensive hairstyle each morning. In an effort to minimize damage and maintenance, I’ve been on a bit of an air-drying streak, and when I do choose to style my hair, I want something that looks amazing (obviously), but that’s pretty noncommittal in terms of effort, product requirements, and styling prowess. 

In a recent Instagram post, one of our favorite French fashion and beauty muses Sabina Socol shared some thoughts on her current hair routine and the style that apparently earned her lots of styling questions and compliments during NYFW. Now that she’s been spending more time at home, she wanted to take the opportunity to do a little tutorial showcasing the fast, easy-breezy process for creating her signature mermaid-esque waves. The best part? You only need a few strategic products to try the look out for yourself, and the star of the show (a throwback hair-waver) is only $23 on Amazon. Keep scrolling! We’re breaking down Socol’s Instagram how-to for you below.