How To Get Beach Waves


Beach Waves Baby! by Sian Bitner Kearney

Let’s face it, ponytails are pretty, buns are super cute, and chignons are adorable, but there is nothing quite as sexy for summer as a head full of beachy waves! If you were already blessed with natural curl, consider yourself lucky. Whether at work or play, this look is completely transitional and achieving it is easier than you think. All you need for beautiful beach hair is four simple tools, and you’re out the door!


Step 1: Spray dry hair with a sea salt spray to infuse texture and enhance any natural wave patterns. We like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Spray because it leaves hair softer and less stiff than your average beach spray, not to mention the smell is to die for!

Step 2: Arm yourself with a clipless curling iron. The looser you would like your curls, the bigger the barrel should be. This 31mm size from Enzo Milano is perfect for recreating Candice’s look. First, section hair right above your ears and pin the top half. Next, take 1”-2” pieces from the bottom half and begin winding around the iron away from your face. Be sure to leave just a bit of the ends out to really achieve that beachy look. Once the bottom half is fully curled, unpin the top half and repeat the process.

Step 3: After you’ve allowed all curls to cool (about 10-15 minutes), lightly tousle with fingers to break up the curls. Next, apply a frizz taming and shine enhancing serum like Moroccan Oil to the ends of hair. This will keep flyways at bay and keep ends from look dry.

Step 4: Seal the deal with a light hold hairspray like Frederick Fekkai’s Sheer Hold Hairspray. Just a light mist should do the trick to help hold this look in place all day. Now go rock those beautiful beach babe waves and show summer some serious sexy!

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