I think one of the FAQ's by clients is how do I curl my hair to like so and so. The most popular being the waves you see celebs rockin on the red carpet.
The trick is to curl your hair all the same direction. So if you start on the left curling back by the time you come around to the right you should be curling forward. Let it cool. With a good brush like a mason pearson brush
brush, brush and brush some more. The last thing is to add a wax type product to help the waves stay together. I like Aveda's control paste.