How Mandy Moore’s Hairstylist Creates Those Signature ‘Cool Girl’ Waves

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This article first appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of NewBeauty. Click here to subscribe.

A spur-of-the-moment chop led Mandy Moore and Ashley Streicher to each other three years ago. “It was a long press day and she was SO nice to be around and SO kind,” Streicher reminisces. “She asked me for a haircut in between interviews so I gave her a really cute bob.” 

Now, a few years later, weekly glam sessions in the hairstylist’s picture-perfect STRIIIKE studio are the norm, as is trotting the globe together. “I’ll never forget when we got to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro,” says Streicher. “It was an experience of a lifetime.”

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“I love her with her hair pulled back off her face with some texture,” says Streicher. “Her favorite are the ‘cool girl waves.’” Here, the celebrity hairstylist’s top two steps to nailing those signature bends time and time again.

Streicher describes Moore’s go-to hairstyle as a classic, cool-girl wave that looks very French—“like maybe you just woke up.” To create it, the hairstylist uses a small round brush for a “wave blowout,” then uses a combination of a large curling iron and Harry Josh Pro Tools Ceramic Flat Styling Iron ($200) to create the bends without looking too polished.

True grit
“I don’t do her hair for This Is Us, but lucky for me, she’s mostly in wigs, so her hair is in great condition,” says Streicher. “Mandy loves a good mask, particularly the Garnier Fructis 1 Minute Hair Mask ($5), which keeps hair shiny, but sometimes too soft. When that’s the case, I use products like Garnier Fructis Texture Tease ($4) to give it some grit.”

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