When it comes to hair, I’m the first to admit I’m seriously lazy. I don’t enjoy styling my hair and in the past it used to be the most stressful part of getting ready. Beachy waves however, how have become a staple look for me. I’ve found a way to work the look that takes me literally seconds… yep you heard me right… seconds! Granted there is air drying time involved, but in terms of actual steps, my take on beach waves is seriously easy!
I always love the look of tousled hair especially when it’s a little hap hazard and less uniform looking, much like when i’ve been on holiday and in the sea. I love those effortless Parisian girls’ hair, think Lou Douillon and Charlotte Gainsburg. I think Beach waves are beautiful for day time but equally add a laid back feel to night time looks with amped up makeup. It stops anything from looking too done and I love that about this hair style.
First off, in my best Blue Peter style, you will need: A comb, a wave spray (my favourite has to be The Ouai Wave Spray), a hair dryer and Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer and thats it.
After washing your hair, use your comb to brush the front section of your hair in front of your eyes covering your face, so you resemble the character from the ring (stay with me) then blow dry that section a little so that when you part your hair, the hair shapes your face at the front without any kinks. The aim is just to use roughly one minute of heat from th dryer to set your parting not to dry the rest of the hair.
Next part your hair into your desired parting. Take your wave spray and spray it roughly all over concentrating it on the mid lengths to ends.
Then you want to twirl sections of hair around your finger to help set the hair into the soft waves. I like to twist in different directions using random sections of different sizes for a more irregular look.
Now sit back and let it air dry. The only additional thing I sometimes do is to use two pin curl clips to help set the top wave at the front sections of hair into place.
Once the hair is pretty much dry you’ll probably have a couple of flyaways (I quite like these) but if you want to smooth the top of the crown or either side of the parting near the top of the head, gently spritz some Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Primer about 30 cm above your head, let it fall then smooth with the comb for a more polished looking parting. And that’s it, easy effortless looking beachy waves that don’t involve lots of heat damage or expensive curling wands, no pain staking sectioning, just spritz, twirl and let it dry.
Let me know if you try the look out!