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Beachy Waves Tutorial


Summer is well on its way and my absolute favorite part of the season is the ability to play with messier hair-do’s! Beachy waves are a longtime favorite of mine and it’s totally possible to pull off the look even if you’re not lucky enough to be laying on the beach every day. As you all know I’ve got stick straight, baby fine, volume-less hair. I used to think it was tough to get beachy waves but I am here to tell you that it’s super easy and actually pretty quick. Are you ready for big beachy waves? I am.

Quick and Easy Beachy Waves Tutorial

You don’t need much in terms of products and tools. A blow dryer, volumizing spray, texturizing spray, and a deep waver. You can grab all of the above at Sally Beauty and you’re good to go.

Quick and Easy Beachy Waves Tutorial

You’re going to start with clean hair so just out of the shower. The actual “process” doesn’t start until your hair is about 80% dry. I usually get out of the shower, wrap my hair in a towel and go ahead and do my skincare and makeup while I wait for it to air dry. Once your hair is just a tiny bit damp, you’re going to get started.

Quick and Easy Beachy Waves Tutorial

You’ll want something that’s going to thicken up your hair and build the volume. This heat activated thickening spray from the Ion Volume Solutions line is the perfect accompaniment for your beachy waves. It’s going to add some texture and give you the little bit of oomph you’ll need to ensure the waves are big and voluminous. Spray this directly onto your roots.


Flip your hair upside down and blow dry. It helps to do this with your hair flipped because it will let the heat activated spray do its job and allow your hair to get some volume and not lie flat against your head.


Now that your hair is completely dry and you’ve got a bit of volume going on you’re ready to get to those beachy waves. I’ve never been able to “hold a curl” on my own so for beachy waves, I need a bit of help. That’s where the Hot Shot Tools Nano Ceramic Deep Waver comes in. It’s life changing.




I separate my hair into only two sections, top and bottom. If you have longer hair you will probably separate into four sections: top, bottom, and two sides. Then just take your deep waver and go all the way around your head.


You’re left with a head full of gorgeous, big, beachy waves. It’s so easy. For my hair the wave process takes me about 8 minutes total. In order to get it to stay voluminous and not have the curls fall throughout the day, you’re going to want to stay away from traditional hairspray especially if your have an issue holding a curl. Hairspray weighs the hair down so I go with something a bit different.


I use the Beyond the Zone Vamped Up Dry Texture Hairspray. This creates a sexy, tousled look with volume. This texture teaser revives limp styles, preps for updos and absorbs oil to provide a mattified finish. This is the perfect finisher for your beachy waves. The best part is it also acts as a dry shampoo, so if you want to rock this hairstyle for more than a day, just spray this on and run your fingers through your hair for perfect beachy waves on day two and three hair.


Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means beachy waves! This will be the perfect style to rock all Summer long. Gorgeous beachy waves with lots of volume and texture!

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