Beach Waves For Days, Literally

Trends always come and go but beach waves are forever. They give anyone that soft, put together look that works on the red carpet or at Sunday Brunch with your ladies. If you're not a hair stylist, getting the look can seem daunting especially if you don't really know what to do. I was one of those people for the longest and now that I know how to do it, it's pretty much my go-to signature look every time I do my hair, which is once a week.

Let's talk about that for a second. Yes, just once a week! Do you notice that when your hair is unwashed for two-three days, it looks and sets better? You're probably wondering how I manage that considering I live in Miami and the sweating would make my hair oily. To be honest, it doesn't too badly and I use Living Proof dry shampoo every day.

So, let's talk beach waves and how to get them to set and last. If you do some research, you'll find a lot of ways to accomplish the look. I like things easy and quick, so that's what you'll find here. One thing to remember is that they begin about halfway down your hair.

What you'll need:

  1. Hair clips to separate into sections.

  2. Heat protectant

  3. A 1- to 2- inch curling or curling iron

  4. Texturizing spray

  5. Lightweight hair spray to last days

Step 1:

Section about 2/3 of hair to expose the underneath section and clip it up and out of the way, leaving the bottom third portion of your hair down.

Step 2:

Start curling. After spraying your hair with a heat protectant spray, take a 1- or 2-in section of hair and wrap it around the curling iron or wand. Be sure to twist the hair as you wrap it excluding the ends. This gives an undone look to your strands when you unravel them. Continue through different sections.

Step 3:

Front pieces. Leave the front pieces for last. Curl the face-framing sections of hair away from your face for a more flattering wave.

Step 4:

Finish with volume or texture spray. You can’t have beachy waves without a little texture. Spray your roots and strands with texturizing spray to finish the look, and then break up your curls with your fingers (not a brush!) to tousle your waves.

Step 5:

Spray with lightweight hair spray to keep those lovely locks in place.

That's it! 5 quick styling tips for my signature beach wave!

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