Iman's Cool, Classic Finger Wave at the 2011 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala

Iman Hair Model Iman speaks at the 2011 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's opening night gala at New York City Center on November 30, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images North America)more pics » Iman  Iman wore her shiny locks in classic fingers waves at the 2011 Alvin Ailly American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala performance. Her look, paired with a 19th century fringe necklace and elegant red gown, was pure glamour.

Iman's look can be duplicated by doing a wet set, but created a modern Marcel is much simpler. Begin by making a deep side part and comb hair straight down on both sides. The Marcel wave is formed by taking a medium-barreled curling iron and clamping down vertically on hair near the scalp while taking a hard rubber comb and laying the teeth directly on the scalp right under the iron. Keeping the comb's teeth in contact with the scalp, gently tug tresses away from the face to create a backwards 'c' formation.

The next step is to move the curling iron and comb down to where the 'c' ends. Repeat the process, only slide the comb forward to create a normal 'c'. Keep working your way down sections the width of the iron, making backward 'c', normal 'c', backward 'c'...When you've waved all the hair, collect tresses in side ponytail behind one ear, twist and pin into place. To ensure your waves are maintained, spritz on a generous amount of hairspray.

We've spotted other celebrities with a similar look, including Iman, Natalia Vodianova, and Evan Rachel Wood. Check out all 12 pictures in the Finger Wave Lookbook.

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