Easy Beachy Waves Tutorial

Welcome to this week’s post.

Some quick housekeeping: I’ve decided to post once a week rather than twice to give you some better, more thought out content. 

This is the quickest and easiest way to get beachy, tousled waves.  I use the NuMe wand with a 1 inch barrel but you can use whatever you have at home. These curls will last for days and honestly look better as the days go by.  I generally will get about 4 days out of these curls before I have to wash my hair.

I know Oribe products are expensive, but if you’re looking for an amazing texturizing spray, the apres beach spray is the best stuff I’ve tried and I’ve had this can for well over a year.  If you’re looking for an alternative, Garnier makes an awesome texturizing spray too and you can find it here.

Also, I chose to do the photos in black and white because the lighting in my bathroom made my hair look like a pumpkin. 

Let’s get started!

What You Need

  • Curling iron, clipless or regular and of any barrel size.  However, 1 1/4- 1/2 inch works best
  • Hair clip 
  • Flexible to medium hold hairspray
  • Texturizing spray 

Section off bottom portion of hair and clip the remainder on top of your head.  Divide bottom section of hair so that you have two even section on either side of your shoulders. 

Spray each section with the Big Sexy Hair hairspray, or any flexible hold spray you have.  This has been the best that I’ve found and I highly recommend it.

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hair2 (1 of 1)Starting at the front, closest to your face, wrap 1/2- 1 inch sections of hair around the barrel of curling iron away from your face, leaving about an 1/2-1 inch of hair loose at the end. Having straight ends will give your hair a more beachy, unkempt look. Hold for 5-12 seconds depending on how tight you want the curl. 

Taking the next section of hair, again 1/2-1 inch sections, wrap hair around curling iron barrel towards your face and leave ends loose.

Repeat above steps on remaining bottom sections of hair. 

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hair4 (1 of 1)Section off middle part of hair and clip the remainder on top of your head. 

The steps will be the same as above except for you’ll start curling the closest piece to your face towards your face and alternate the pattern above. 

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Let down final section of hair.  For the front pieces, curl away from your face and start about half way down the piece of hair so that you don’t have tight curls at the roots.  Hold these pieces around barrel for less time (roughly 5-7 seconds) so they give a softer effect.

Alternate the same process as above until entire head of hair is curled.  You may have to do more sections based on how thick your hair is but as long as you alternate the direction of your curls, you’ll still get the same effect.

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Let hair cool for 5-10 minutes.

Once that time has passed, flip head/hair upside down and tousle gently with fingers to separate curls.

Lift sections of hair and spray Oribe spray on ends- mid lengths of hair.  Try to avoid your roots to avoid greasy looking hair.  Tousle hair again.

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And there you have it! At night I sleep with my hair in a high, loose ponytail to keep the curls in tact. 

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I hope this made sense and that it works for you! Please tag me in your pictures or leave me a comment letting me see/know how it worked out.  If you’re unsure of any of the steps, please let me know and I can try to clarify.  Thanks for reading this week and I’ll see you next Saturday.


Kayla Price