Unless you’re extremely lucky, there is something categorically different between “beach hair” and “beachy waves.” The former is what our hair usually looks like at the end of a day spent in the surf and sand (it’s usually knotty, messy, tangled and far from sexy). The latter, however, is soft, sultry, sexy and just what we want our summer locks to look like. When a day at the beach fails to give us the beachy waves we’re looking for, though, we turn to the pros to help us fake it. So, we asked Butterfly Studio Salon owner, Kattia Solano, for help creating sexy beach waves at home, in minutes – so that even if days spent at the beach result in a tangled mess or you’re firmly landlocked you can still look like a sexy swimsuit model!
How To Get Beachy Waves
Step 1: Apply the volumizing gel or spray (like Shu Uemura Tasai Cream) directly onto wet hair.
Step 2: Flip your head over and blow dry hair to add volume to the roots.
Step 3: To add smoothness, before using your curling iron, twist large sections of the hair around your finger starting at the bottom and twisting until there is tension.
Step 4: Separate your hair into four sections and apply a light hold hairspray (like like the heat activated setting spray, Soft Lacquer by Oribe) directly onto the areas you will be curling (about from about 3 inches down from the roots and 3 inches from the ends).
Step 5: Place a 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron about 3 inches from the roots and wrap medium sections of the hair around the barrel. Be sure to stay away from the ends. (You want your ends to appear straight.)
Step 6: Continue around the head until all hair is curled.
Step 7: Apply a light hold hairspray all over and lightly scrunch the hair you’re your fingers.