How To Get Beach Waves


We all love how sexy and tousled our hair looks after a day at the beach….  messy beachy hair is the epitome of summer hair and we break down exactly how to achieve it. We asked beauty editor JC to share her best tips for creating the ultimate beach waves.

Achieve Sunkissed Beachy Locks With Balayage

Ideally beachy hair should look like it’s sunkissed and starts darker at the roots graduating to lighter tips. This doesn’t necessarily mean dip dyed or a super obvious ombre… just natural highlights where the sun would hit with lighter ends. Golden hues and ashier tones can be equally flattering depending on your skin tone.

Curl Your Hair

It’s not an exact science so feel free to use any curling iron you have; [easyazon_link identifier=”B00176F2BS” locale=”US” tag=”shophairdryers-20″]big barrel curling irons[/easyazon_link] are great as well as [easyazon_link keywords=”curling wand” locale=”US” tag=”shophairdryers-20″]curling wand[/easyazon_link]. It’s generally a good idea to curl away from the face but remember that it doesn’t have to be precise. Beachy hair is messy and imperfect.

Mess Up Your Curls

Once your curls are set mess them up! You can use your fingers but if you’ve created tighter curls you may want to comb them through with a comb and continue to run your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls.

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”160″ identifier=”B00TZ0463S” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”shophairdryers-20″ width=”160″]Use Sea Salt or a Texturizing Spray

Sea salt sprays are great at achieving the ultimate messy beachy hair. Just spritz in your curled locks and tousle and shake it out. The only disadvantage with sea salts is that they can dry out your hair if used long term. Another option is to use a texturizing spray; just tousle your curls till they are loose and spray a bit of texturizing spray and sort of rub your hair together with your fingers in order to create that organic texture.

One we really like is [easyazon_link identifier=”B003NXM9HS” locale=”US” tag=”shophairdryers-20″]Oribe Texturizing Spray[/easyazon_link] and for a more affordable spritz we love [easyazon_link identifier=”B00TZ0463S” locale=”US” tag=”shophairdryers-20″]Not Your Mother’s Double Take[/easyazon_link].

And there you have it, sexy Victoria’s Secret style bombshell beach waves that you can wear all summer and year long. Remember that this style looks even for the next few days; just use a dry shampoo like Oscar Bland Pronto in order to absorb excess oil and you’re set!