Beach Waves Tutorial
by SHOPIFY API / APR 29, 2014
Today I would like to share with you my take on Beach Waves and how I create the look. I think everyone has their own interpretation of this look and many find the best way to achieve it is with straighteners, however, this can be fiddly and if you are an extension wearer a little uncomfortable with the pulling through the hair. My Beach Waves can be created on short hair with a full set of extensions or long hair with maybe just a few extensions. You see Beach Waves are all about relaxed style right? But there’s nothing worse than lifeless, thin, straggly looking waves. No, a little volume works wonders. This is one of those looks I really recommend the ClipHair Quad Weft for if you have long hair as its perfect for some extra volume.
For This look you will need:
- your extensions
- heat protectant
- a brush
- a conical wand (any curling wand would do, but I would recommend no larger than a 40mm barrel)
- and hair spray to finish the look
I also recommend that ‘second day hair’ works much better with this style, especially if you use dry shampoo on day 3 as it adds volume and texture and gives you more of a beachy wave finish.
- This look takes about 5-10 minutes
Step 1. Clip in your extensions (Whether it’s a full set or just a quad weft for additional volume). Apply heat protectant throughout and brush your hair thoroughly.
Step 2. Set your curling wand to a low/medium heat. I am using the Babyliss Conical Wand and the heat setting 180.
I hope you like my Beach Waves tutorial. This look holds for a few days and I find gets better with each day. The messier it gets the better and a little dry shampoo at the roots when you find your own hair needs it can create additional volume. If your curls are a little tight, they will drop slightly after a few hours. I always curl mine like this initially but find a few hours later I have my desired amount of wave.
Now all we need is some hot weather and a tropical island and our beach waves would be perfect against that back drop – if you don’t have that, just quietly day dream about it instead with great looking hair!