Beachy Waves

Waves that look as though you’ve spent the day on the beach are feminine, edgy, and work for any hair type or colour. Best of all, you don’t have to go anywhere near an ocean to get them! Follow our simple steps to find out how to achieve this hairstyle yourself.



 1 Start with dry hair and add some heat protection lotion. Then curl your hair in 3 cm sections.  If you want loose, natural-looking waves, choose a curling iron with a large barrel. Then wrap large sections of your hair around the curling iron and hold them in place for two minutes before releasing. Start from the bottom and work your way up.




2 To avoid the curls looking too polished, use the iron to curl in different directions (hold it both horizontally and vertically). Use some hair spray after each finished section to give some extra hold.

3 Once your hair is curled through, tousle each curl so that the hair doesn’t look too perfect. Tousle carefully and loosely using two fingers to keep the waves. To define the waves more clearly, use mousse and finish with a little more hair spray.




4 For that final touch, gather two sections on each side of your parting. Gently twist and turn the hair on each side and then attach the left and right part on the back of your head. Use hairpins to attach the twined sections from each side, and put them in crosses, in a V shape. (For a more beachy feel, finish off by dragging out a few strands of hair to make it look more relaxed.)








There you have it! Perfectly gorgeous beach hair.

Words by: Photographs by: Kristine Wreyford