No matter the season, beach waves are always in style. Glitter Guide contributor, Caylee Ashwell, shares five ways to achieve beachy waves that are sure to look totally hot.
Summer is upon us and with that comes a wave of fresh, beachy hairstyles. There’s more than one way to get that “just-woke-up-in-St.-Tropez” look, so today we’re sharing our five favorite methods to achieve perfectly undone locks!
- Flat Iron Curls: Curling your hair with a flat iron can be a daunting concept, but once you figure out the motion, it’s sure to become your go-to beach wave method. Because the iron is flat, it has an amazing ability to keep curls vertical and narrow, the perfect combo for that undone look. Starting at the nape of your neck, grab one-inch sections of hair and curl them away from your face in one fluid motion using a 1-inch flat iron (T3 Micro SinglePass LUXE, $180). The trick is to keep the iron moving so your strands stay crease-free!
- Wand Waves: You can’t go wrong with a wand! This curling technique is great for those who are used to using a curling iron and looking to add a little body to second-day waves. Start by curling the front strands away from your face using a 1-inch straight barrel wand (NuMe Magic Curling Wand, $79). Then, once you get to the middle-back of your head, curl a few pieces toward your face. This will keep your hair looking natural and lived-in. Another tip? Wrap each piece around the wand completely, then unwrap the last inch of hair so it falls a little looser.
- Rough Dry + Beach Spray: When you’re in a rush, but still looking to add some texture, this method is your saving grace. Spritz damp hair with Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray ($42) from tip to root, focusing on the ends and scrunching upward. Once you’ve worked the product through your hair, rough dry with a blow dryer. Then twist strands with your fingers to add body and definition.
- Overnight Braids: This is a lazy girl hair hack! Part hair down the middle and spray a generous amount of sea salt spray (Herbivore Botancials Sea Mist, $33.99) through your strands. Then, very loosely French braid each side, securing each with a creaseless elastic hair tie. In the morning, finger comb out the braids and spritz once more with sea salt spray to lock waves in place.
- Product Cocktail: If you have naturally wavy or textured hair, all you really need for beachy waves is the right mix of products. Starting with damp hair, run a curl-defining crème (Briogeo Curl Charisma Crème, $20) through your hair from root to tip. This will help shape your curls into formation. Once your hair is almost completely dry, apply a sea salt spray (Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer, $25) and focus on the ends. This product cocktail will leave your hair tousled to perfection.