Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start perfecting your glamorous beach look. Nothing screams fun in the sun quite like a mane of sexy beach waves, but nailing the carefree nature of this hair style is not as easy as it sounds. The following tricks are good for creating the perfect hair salon quality beach wave in long or short hair styles.
Easy Tricks for Achieving Perfect Beach Waves
- Texture spray: There are numerous products on the market that are designed to give your hair that gorgeous texture that naturally occurs after a day of relaxation in the sun and sand. It may not be warm enough yet to fully enjoy a tiki drink on the shore, but whoever said you can’t get happiness out of a bottle (a spray bottle, that is)?
- Salt water: The truth is, you don’t really need to purchase a special product to get that windswept, fun-in-the-sun effect. Texture sprays work well, but when done right, regular old salt water can get the job done. In fact, Jennifer Aniston’s hairstylist used to spritz salt water on her hair before red carpet events and dab just a bit of sunscreen on the ends to polish off the look and add an authentic summer scent.
- Curling iron: If you have naturally straight locks, texture or salt spray alone won’t cut it. You will need a bit more help in order to add body to hair. Try using a curling iron to create a loose wave quickly. Just section out your hair and clamp down for a few seconds on each section.
- Braids: Did you know that you can achieve the effortless beach look in your sleep? Just twist your hair into loose braids while it is still wet from the shower. If you do this just before bed, you will wake up the next morning with waves that will actually stay. Just undo the braids and shake it out. Add some salt water or spray for a bit more hold and texture.
The great thing about hair is that it can be changed so easily. Women have an average of 104 different hairstyles throughout their lifetime. We often change our hair following the end of a relationship or simply because we are bored. As many as one-third of women change their hair after a break-up, and 61% say they alter their style simply because they “wanted a change.” Many of us change our hair with the seasons. As summer rolls in, why not try something new?