Summer Beach Waves

Beach waves is one of the most popular and easiest summer hair looks to achieve.  Depending on your hair type you might just be able to spray a sea salt spray to damp hair, tousle and go!  For those girls like me with dead straight hair we need to apply a little heat to get this look.  So once again I enlisted hairstylist Jen Mathison to show us how it is done...


What You'll Need

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Step 1:

Wrap 1 inch sections of hair around the curling rod.  Depending on length of hair you could take smaller or larger sections. Leave a 1 - 2 inch piece uncurled at the end for a messier look.  You can also do this afterwards with a straightening iron just on the ends.

Step: 2

After holding the hair to the heat release by slowing pulling hair off the rod from the ends to help smooth your wave.

The Final Look

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Hair Tip:

  • Wrap the hair flat on the rod since allowing it to twist will give a completely different curl.
  • Alternate direction for each curl.  One away from the face, next, toward the face, to emulate natural movement/waves. 

Note: For professional stylists and makeup artists, all products used in this post can be purchased at West Coast Beauty Supply.

Photo: Julie Bajic / Hairstyling: Jen Mathison / Makeup: Katie Elwood


Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.