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Celebrity hairstylist Giannandrea demonstrates three genius ways to get perfect beach waves with the damage-preventing, shine-boosting Global Styler.

Hairstylist Giannandrea wields styling tools with uncommon apolmb. Need proof? Check out his credits for Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. And he’s always had a knack for hair—he launched his freelance career as a teenager in his native Bologna, Italy. Since then, Giannadrea has spent three decades lending his talents to Hollywood’s biggest stars and international fashion labels, including Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, and Armani. These days, however, the Los Angeles-based stylist is intent on giving everyone the chance to create red carpet-worthy looks with his innovative Global Styler—a smart, damage-free flat iron that uses infared technology to warm hair from the inside out.

But what good is the ultimate hair tool in the hands of a novice? To guarantee expert-caliber styling at home, we asked the guru to demonstrate three signature techniques—smoothing, tapping, curling—that he uses on celebrity clients like Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, and Cindy Crawford. 

“What I developed throughout the years is a diverse way you can use a flat iron to create waves and a bit of curl,” says Giannandrea, “and the versatility of this tool is really amazing.” Using only the Global Styler, Giannandrea gave VIOLET GREY a step-by-step lesson in achieving the effortless, beachy waves that are a perennial favorite of his A-list clients. Watch and learn above.