Beachy waves is one of the biggest looks right now in hair. And yet, there are many people who still haven’t mastered it, like me (until recently). Over a year ago I cut my luxurously long hair into a shoulder length bob. I love the cut and have felt liberated by the amount of time it takes me each morning to get ready leaving me more time with precious Stella. With my long hair, I was masterful at curling it and always achieved the perfect beachy waves, however, since having short hair, I have struggled with the perfect way to create this look. I’ve watched videos, tutorials, read magazines, etc. and tried it all including the products they recommend to no avail. If you saw how many curling irons, flat irons, round brushes, blow driers and not to mention all of the hair product I have, you’d be amazed. Finally, I got it and am loving my success. The thing that no one tells you is that achieving this look in your hair has a lot to do with your hair. I have really thick hair so if I followed the instructions of how to do this like they did on a woman with thin or fine hair, it wouldn’t work on me, the waves would always fall out. The point to my story is that I will tell you what finally worked for me but ultimately, it’s practicing different ideas until you find what works for you.
The solution for my beachy waves: I section my hair off really well with clips so each section that I curl is only about 3/4 of an inch. I use a 1 1/4 inch barrel and alternate each curl leaving the ends out a little. First curl back, next forward, etc. going all around the head, then letting more hair down and doing it again. With my thick hair, I turn the iron up as hot as possible and leave it in the hair for 8-10 seconds to keep the hold. At the end, I toss it around a little and viola I have beachy waves that last all day.
Hot Tools 1.25” curing iron, $39.99, amazon.com