How to Do Lazy Beach Waves With a Curling Iron

Mary-Kate Olsen rocks her soft, beacy waves on the red carpet.

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After a long day in the sun and surf, your mane is looking California-cool with its piecey texture and lazy waves. Beach waves are all over fashion runways, magazines and red carpets. You don't need to hit the surf and sand to get that fresh-from-the-beach look. Arm yourself with a handful of wave-boosting products then master the curling iron technique for getting those tousled, relaxed waves. You'll be riding the fashion wave with this hot style.


Spray your dry hair from root to tip with a leave-in conditioner. This stuff protects hair from heat damage from the curling iron and keeps it shiny and healthy.


Heat up the curling iron. The bigger barrel gives your hair a wavy as opposed to curly look.


Take a 1-inch piece of hair from the front of your face then clamp the curling iron onto the section.


Slide the curling iron down to the tip of the hair then curl up toward your scalp, curling away from your face. Curling away from your face gives you a wind-blown, open look. Hold the hair curled for five seconds then unwind it and release the iron.


Continue curling your hair, section by section until it's all curled.


Run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls. This gives you that piecey, beachy look without looking overly curly.


Scoop out a quarter-size amount of pomade and rub it lightly between your hands. Rake the pomade through your waves to give them definition.


Mist your waves with hairspray to lock in the style.

Things You'll Need


1.Leave-in conditioner


2.1/2-inch curling iron

4.Flexible-hold hairspray


Tips & Tricks


Wash your hair with curl-boosting shampoo and conditioner prior to styling to enhance your natural wave and coax out the curl.


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