Dreaming of bouncy, curly locks? There are plenty of ways to achieve the wavy hair you crave and best of all, with so many nifty gadgets on the beauty shelves, tumbling curls have never been more achievable.

Here are celebrity hairdresser Darren Ambrose’s top techniques for super chic waves.

Using tongs:

Split your hair into sections. Even if you have thin hair, you’ll get better results if you work with small sections of hair. Pin or clip up the top section of your hair. Using your thumbs, grab everything that’s above the top of your ears and clip it up on top of your head. Release upper sections as you work. When the bottom section of hair is finished, unclip your hair and let out a little more, clipping up the excess again. Continue working this way until all your hair is curled. Remember that using bigger sections of hair will result in bigger, looser curls, while using smaller sections of hair will give you smaller, tighter ringlets.

Using straighteners:

Split your hair into sections. Clamp the flat iron around each section of hair and give it a half turn so that your hair is in a U-shape. Hold the iron in this position as you move it down the hair shaft, right to the ends.

Use rollers:

Hot rollers are very efficient and will curl hair faster, but they are more damaging to your locks. Velcro rollers and foam rollers are very easy to use, but your curls will take a little longer to set. Velcro rollers are also a great option for hair that is naturally smooth as they are less likely to get tangled in your hair. Small curlers will give you lots of tight curls, whereas large rollers will give you big loose waves and are great for adding volume.