satc_2_main.jpgThere are some things that get better with time, and Sarah Jessica Parker's hair is definitely one of them. Just check out her look at last Monday night's New York City SATC 2 premiere: I'm not only loving her new buttery blonde color with it's bleached-out ends, darker crown, and haphazard highlights—I'm dying to appropriate her perfectly undone waves. They reminded me of some tricks I learned from celeb hairstylist Luigi Murenu, who famously softened Madonna's image with Botticelli waves for her "Ray of Light" video, and is a master with a curling iron backstage at the Milan and Paris shows. He, like all the great stylists, advocates wrapping random sections of hair around the barrel of a curling iron—that's right, you don't actually clip the hair and roll it up. And he recommends these products and tools:

Hot Tools curling irons in one-inch, 3/4-inch, and 3/8-inch sizes: "These are ideal because they get quite hot, which helps set the curls so they don't droop later," Murenu says. Always use the larger iron on face-framing layers. "You want bigger, looser curls in front to make them seem natural," he says. 

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Formula Serum:
 
"For the shiniest curls, I work a few drops of this serum through soaking-wet hair—because once hair begins to dry, frizz can start," he says.

Rene Furterer Finishing Spray: "If a spray is too dense and wet, it can weigh down curls," Murenu says. "This one is a fine mist—it's the finishing step that holds curls and waves in place."