How to do Undone Beachy Waves

Tousled beach waves are one of the season’s most in-demand hair looks. While you want them to look as if you just rolled out of the ocean, they do require a bit of nifty work. Here’s what you do…

Step 1: Blow-dry with volume

“Smooth the natural texture out of the hair to just get a nice, clean consistency,” says our stylist. “I’ve just used a little bit of root volume spray, a mousse, for a little bit of grip into the hair and then we’re just smoothing it out. The trick to a smooth shiny blow-dry is to direct the nozzle of the hair dryer down the shaft of the hair with a big round barrel brush.”

Step 2: Create waves with an iron

“Use either a straightening iron like I did here, twisting the hair back on itself,” says our stylist.

Take sections about 4 cm x 4cm and from the mid length wrap the hair away from the face run the iron or curling wand up and down the hair like a bungee jump this gives hair “movement” be sure over curl the ends , its OK if they are left straight.

Do this pattern around the head till all the hair is styled. We like Bumble and Bumbles Primer plus Surf Infusion that locks in the movement while protecting from heat.

Important to let the hair cool down completely this gives you a longer lasting curl/movement

Step 3: Create grit and texture with hair powder

“Sprinkle some Bumble and Bumble Pret’ A Powder within the hair this will give you the Beach texture,” says our stylist. “Use your fingers to massage it into the roots, creating volume and ‘oomph’.

Step 4: Shake it out

Next you want to loosen the curls. “I like to use a large tooth comb or fingers to rake out the set and break the hair up giving a relaxed finish.” Says our stylist.


Felicia Pulley

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