How-to Hair: Shipwrecked Finger Waves

The Shipwrecked Finger Waves were seen on the runway for Jason Wu’s NYFW SS24 show. This wet, mermaid-like aesthetic is reminiscent of punk and gothic motifs that have been making their way down runways throughout the season. 

Jimmy Paul, celebrity hair artist, says: “There is a deconstructed element to this collection. In speaking with Jason Wu, I wanted to create a look that felt like the models just emerged from a shipwreck. The TRESemmé products allowed us to achieve a wet, nearly drenched appearance without sacrificing the fluid movement of the natural hair texture.” 

How to get the look:

  1. Firstly, divide the hair into smaller sections: four on the bottom and four on the top. Then, spray each section with water using a spray bottle. Once dampened, apply a lot of TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel to each section until the hair is soaked. After that, use a comb to distribute the gel from root to end.
  2. Now that the hair is sectioned and drenched in gel, apply serum throughout to impart shine and a reflective, wet look. Then, scrunch a little bit of mousse into each section of the hair to add texture and hold.
  3. After prepping the hair, make a deep side part with a finger wave swoop across the forehead. Use a rat tail comb to make the part and wave quickly. After this step, simply brush the rest of the hair behind the ear. Pro Tip: Set the wave in place with a cover clip and remove it once dry.
  4. Finish the look with hairspray to set the amazing finger waves without leaving the hair stiff.