Now, here's the part where you are going to be seriously sacrificing yourself for fashion:
2. Cover your head with a curler cap or silk scarf and sleep all night with all this mess on your head.
3. In the morning, take all those curlers out. Spray some moisturizing spray or use small amounts of hair oil to lightly coat the surface. You may need to let your tresses air-dry a little more. You can blow them dry on a very low setting. Don't disturb the little curls. Yet.
4. At the front top of your head, brush your hair back with a fine-tooth comb, but only brush the crown of your head. Put in some hair gel, do a few finger waves and secure with bobby pins.
5. Taking 1-inch-wide pieces of your hair at a time, back-comb (tease) your hair. Tip: To make this part easier, keep the hair you haven't teased yet clipped up and out of the way.
6. Fluff and spray!
7. Fluff and spray some more.
8. Take out the bobby pins. To polish the style, use a small-barrel curling iron to create more defined loops around the face.
And there you have it, a look that would make Donna Summer proud.
Dennise Smith is a Charleston lawyer, fashion designer and co-founder of the local arts group Nomadic Tribes Collective.