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Hot Summer Hair: How To Get Beachy Waves Like A Supermodel, In 9 Easy Steps

May 16, 2012 by Nikki Bogopolskaya
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Beach days are so close I can hear them calling my name–and although I’ll probably only make it to the shore a few times this summer, I plan to rock tousled, chic, beachy waves from June-September.

I’m an absolute fool with a curling iron–at best, I magically manage not to hurt myself, at worst, I singe off the bottom 2 inches of my tips and am left with an iron-burn resembling a giant hickey–so over the years, I’ve perfected a curling-iron free method of obtaining “Who, me? Oh yes, I just got back from a week in Montauk” hair with minimal effort and exposure to tools that can hurt me.

I will assume you are as hair-challenged as I, and break it down for you in baby steps:

1. Skip day of washing hair. If you’re anything like me, this should be easy enough, and beachy waves look better when they’re not freshly-washed.

2. Wet hair slightly.

3. Spritz damp hair with a salty spray, like Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray or Sally Hersberger Wave Spray.

4. Braid into 3-5 small braids and spray with texturing hairspray like Aussie Scrunch Spray.

5. Find something to do for 20 minutes while your hair sets. I prefer: makeup, snacking, or an episode of How I Met Your Mother (or, you can skip 5 and go straight to 6)…

6. Blowdry braids on medium heat.

7. Unravel braids, and continue to blowdry upside down, spritzing a bit of extra salty spray and texturing hairspray.

8. Apply dry shampoo such as Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo at your roots and…

9. Ta-da! You have gorgeous Gisele waves, and you haven’t risked third-degree burn to get them. PARTY TIME.

Shop our favorite hair products for beachy waves in the slideshow above…and don’t forget to check out our favorite summer hair essentials, dry hair remedies, and best-bet blow dryers!

 

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