Beach waves are a go-to hairstyle for a reason: They’re ageless, you can tweak them to work with virtually any hair type and length, plus they look flattering for everyone. In addition, their relaxed style adds movement, volume, and natural-looking texture to your hair — making the soft, wavy hairstyle a staple not just for summer but all year long.
One of our favorite things about beach waves is that you can make the style your own. For example, you can use a 1.25″curling iron (we suggest The Beachwaver Co. Floral Beachwaver S1 Rotating Curling Iron) for a looser style that looks great on long hair. For shorter styles, you can use the Drybar The Tress Press Digital Styling Iron to create easy bends within your hair while also adding shine. Or, you can go heat-free and sleep in loose braids or tie freshly washed hair into a swirly top knot for a few hours while it dries.
No matter which method you choose, the look isn’t complete without the right prep, styling, and setting products to enhance and hold your beach waves all day.
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