i've been receiving a lot of requests for a tutorial on how i do my beach waves on my shorter hair [as seen in my last makeup tutorial!]. so, here it is, i've attempted to explain it in the easiest way possible and even included a short video clip to help you see the process!
i have some natural wave/texture, as you will see in the first scary photo, which helps achieve this look. most of the time i will wash my hair the night before, sleep on it, and wake up with crazy bedhead waves that need a bit of taming. but because i like the crazy/messiness of it, i just encourage it along with the help of my flatiron and a few products!
1. skinny flatiron
2. clip to section hair
3. sea salt texturizing spray
4. comb or brush
let's get started...
this is my crazy fluffy, frizzy bedhead. but its better than starting with straight hair, so it's all good.
section hair in the nape from ear to ear. take about 1-2 inch sections of hair, and begin at the top of the hair strand. you are going to be using a method similar to curling ribbon with scissors. ha, sounds funny, i know. you are going to begin at the top and wrap the hair around the flat iron nearly 360 degrees, and at the same time pull and slide down the strand. sounds confusing but its not, i promise.
i find that this layer isn't the most important because it's so short and hard to make a "perfect" wave, so i just kinda mess with the ends and don't fuss too much. the other hair covers it anyway. let down the next section of hair from your temples to crown area. i don't worry about parting my hair until the top section. continue the same ribbon curling process.
i made a small video clip of the motion you should be doing. this is the same process all over the hair. i always curl away from my face on both sides. i hope this helps! it's a hard method to explain but so easy to do.
the top section you will want to find your parting, i chose a deep side part but sometimes i center part it too! when you're done, mess it up, break apart the waves, this is an imperfect, messy look! then add texturizing sea salt spray and a little hairspray to hold it all in place.
and that's it! the messier the better. don't try to over-perfect it, it's beachy and summery and carefree! it looks even better the next day, but sometimes it can get a bit frizzy!
let me know if you try this on your short hair!
x's + o's
ps. my pink hair has seemed to disappear! :( any suggestions for good pink haircolor?
pps. you might have noticed my new tattoo! i got it done at Under the Needle in Seattle, if you're in the area! they do amazing work.