beauty queen: rosie huntington-whiteley

perfect beachy waves in three steps.

by ali hoffman

Two nights ago in Los Angeles, a slew of pretty, cool girls attended the launch party for Blackberry's latest smart phone. And while we loved Rachel Bilson's Dior mini-dress, and Chloe Moretz's sleek black trousers, our jaw literally dropped when spotting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a flesh-colored bohemian top. In addition to her flawless, dewy complexion, the British actress/model achieved perfect, slightly unkempt, just-came-from-the-beach hair--something we've all unsuccessfully attempted at least once (or 100 times). But before you deem the bombshell's coveted style impossible, we've got a new recipe that's simple, fast, and doesn't require the use of any complicated and damaging tools.

GLOSS IT: Rita Hazan Foaming Gloss, $26 Pick the shade that best matches your hair color. After shampooing, apply gloss to wet hair while stilll in the shower. Let it sit for three minutes, and then rinse. Follow with a hydrating conditioner.

DRY IT: DevaTowel, $12 After combing through wet hair, gently scrunch hair using the Devatowel to absorb excess water. A couple scrunches per section will leave your locks perfectly towel dried, without frizz or unnecessary damage.

MIST IT: Sachajuan Ocean Mist, $28 After towel-drying, spray evenly to hair. Gently twist one section of hair at a time, being carful to not over style it.