Pretty Beach Waves Tutorial

May 23, 2014
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I love beach waves. There is something very untamed and sexy about the beach wave look, and it is actually quite easy to create. While getting ready to go out today, I decided to do quick tutorial on how to create pretty beach waves in 10 minutes flat.

I normally wash my hair in the morning, but I will keep my hair unwashed to give it a slight dry texture perfect for the beach wave look. Since I want to add volume, I will start this tutorial by using Pantene Pro-V Dry Shampoo to remove all the excess oil. I absolutely love this product. It’s such an inexpensive way to quickly clean your hair and give it nice Oooomph!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Dry Shampoo
Curling Iron with 1.5 inch barrel

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STEP 1

Part your hair into sections, hold the dry shampoo about 3-4 inches away from the scalp and spray. Each time you spray, use your hands to scrunch and work the dry shampoo into your hair and scalp. As most dry shampoos leave a white residue (this one does), make sure to brush it off. The closer the dry shampoo is to the scalp, the more visible the residue is, so keep a safe distance!

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STEP 2

Part your hair into two or three sections using a ponytail holder or anything equivalent. I find it’s faster to curl your hair in layers and the curls hold longer too. Starting with the base layer, section your hair into one-inch sections and curl each section twice. Curl the tip to the middle first and then the middle to the root. Doing this will give your hair equal heat coverage from tip to root.

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STEP 3

Repeat the same process in Step 2 with the remaining top sections. This time, however, make sure you hold the curling iron 5 seconds longer when you curl from the middle to root sections. This will give your hair that extra lift and volume at the roots.

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STEP 4

And while you may want your hair to have even waves, it’s okay if they are not even. In fact, it looks more natural if they are not all the same size. To add definition and variety to your waves, randomly take some stands and curl it all the way. If you want it extra tight, hold the curling iron longer. If you want it more loose, release it after 2 seconds. Repeat this process until you’re happy with the results.

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  • susana mladenovski

    very cute waves. I’ve actually tried doing waves in my hair with a thinner wand but my hair is to short to do anything, so it really didn’t work. Once my hair goes out with totally try it. Thanks

  • StushiGal Style

    I think the beach waves are one of my favorite styles! It’s really flirty and cute!

  • Kirsten Kimball

    Your hair is gorgeous! I would love to try this but I’m not sure I could pull it off.

  • Kelly O’Malley

    Love that you make it look so easy. Although, I am pretty sure I would burn my hair off. It sure looks pretty !!

  • Kaylee

    Love this tutorial! Thanks!

  • Jenn E

    This is my favourite hairstyle but I’m always in a rush and never have time to do this! It looks lovely on you.

  • Courtney Bella

    you are so pretty and you should wear your hair like this EVERY day!

  • http://aeroplaneandapparel.blogspot.com/ Aeroplane and Apparel

    Cute hair tutorial

  • Daraya

    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial – I’ll have to try it out! I have naturally straight, super-thin hair that can hardly hold a curl. So, I’m always up for new ideas and tutorials! :)

  • Claire Dye

    I love this look. But they never seem to last beyond 5 minutes. Apparently my hair just does not hold curl very well at all.

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Hi Claire! That happens to me too when I curl my hair right after I blow dry it. If you apply hairspray right before you curl, the curl will last longer. I use Pureology Flexible Styling Spray. My fave. <3

      • Kaddyshack

        Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to give it a try.

  • Chantelle Walker

    I just never seem to get them right :( But I bookmarked this and will try your way next time I’m up to try again :)

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thanks Chantelle! I know how you feel. It just takes a little bit of practice and some patience. If you curl in layers, you’ll get it right in no time. =)

  • http://secretsofcamille.blogspot.com/ Camille L

    I love this tutorial! It’s easy to do and the result is fab!

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Camille!

  • Joules

    Beautiful tutorial! I love the finished look.

    Style by Joules

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thanks so much Joules!

  • Cogito Ergosum

    so lovely! thanks for sharing!

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Absolutely! Thank you so much. =)

  • Melissa S

    I’ll have to try the dry shampoo, I have never tried any before.

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      I was surprised that it works as well as it does. So cheap too!

  • KhloeLo

    super pretty <3

    you have a lovely blog! maybe we can follow each other?

    check out my latest post:http://www.fashionglow.ro/city-runlace-and-leather/

    xoxo,Khloe

  • Erica M

    I’ve always had trouble looking for the right dry shampoo, I’ll definitely try this one out!

    ERICA’S EDITION

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      This is definitely a winner!

  • Eni K.

    Wow!!!! You are very expert in hairstyle!!!! Compliments!!! Kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/

  • http://rococostyle.blogspot.com/ rococostyle

    Awesome styling! I love your curls! Unfortunately, I have very long hair and my curls quickly bloom, but yours look simply charming!

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    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thanks babe! Sometimes my hair get really stubborn and I have to use hairspray to keep my curls from falling out too.

  • Vera Sawicki

    Love your beach waves, I cannot wait to try it out!

    Vera Sawicki

  • Christina C

    That looks beautiful, but I don’t think I have the dedication to wake up and do that in the morning!

  • http://EyeForElegance.com/ lauriel

    Fabulous-looking natural waves (and captures to show the process, that’s not an easy thing to do)! :)

    ~ lauriel @ EyeForElegance.com

  • Danielle Pelton

    I love your beach waves…must copy!

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      You are so sweet! Thank you Danielle!!

  • Arielle Berze

    You always have fantastic hair, thanks for telling me how to do it too! I’m definitely going to pick up that dry shampoo though, I’ve been looking for a good spray on one that wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg!

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      You will love this one Arielle. It smells nice also, an added bonus. =)

  • http://www.thefashionstirfry.com/ Busola Coutts

    Nice tutorial missy :). Keep it coming! Hair looks fantastic.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com