7 Effortless Beach Waves Hairstyles—and How to Do Them Yourself
There are a lot of things to love about the beach—the sun in your face, the fresh sea salt smell, and the soothing white noise of crashing waves. Not to mention the beauty benefits—a beach day can not only give your skin that extra boost of vitamin D (just remember sunscreen!), it also holds the uncanny power of making everyone's hair look incredibly lived-in, textured, and just plain cool.
Unfortunately, most of us can't spend every morning lounging on the beach for the sake of a good hair day. But it is possible to create those beautiful beach waves with the right tools, products, and techniques at home.
According to Paul Cucinello, a celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of Cucinello Beauty, real beach hair is totally different from what most hashtag results show. "It's more of that surprise you get when you come out of the saltwater and run your fingers through your hair with leftover suntan lotion," he says. "If you have any kind of natural wave to your hair, you'll probably discover that it looks really good when you do less intentional styling to it for a change. The heat from the sun coupled with salty beach air is like letting nature give you a beautiful blowout."
To create hair that looks like you really spent the day at the beach, you'll probably need to use more than one product at a time, and more product than you're used to using. "Dry texture spray or dry shampoo at the roots keeps hair with lots of product in it from looking greasy," says Cucinello.