Summer is here, but that’s no reason to sweat finding the perfect hairdo. With a few steps, you can achieve that fresh-from-the-beach look without hitting the water. Becca Key from Counting Stars Salon (1839-B Ste. 14., Springfield, 417-425-2246) is here to help.
“This is a great summertime look,” says Key. “As fashion moves more toward breezy, casual looks, this loose hairstyle is right on trend.” Added bonus: This style looks great the day after. There are a few ways to pull off the beach wave look without actually hitting the waves, but Key’s favorite is the rock and waves method.
Beach Wave Must-Have Products
Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave, $13.98
Use this on damp hair, then scrunch it up and blow dry for a messy look. This product is humidity-resistant, so that dreaded summer frizz is no more.Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturing Sea Spray, $19
Run this through damp hair, then blow dry. This has a stronger hold if you want extra texture, and it smells amazing!
1. First, add a sea salt spray or cream to your hair, then roughly blow dry your hair with your hands. It should look messy.
2. Taking small sections of hair, run a flatiron down each section, rocking the iron back and forth to create kinks down the length of your hair. This helps add volume and lasts all day. (Trick: For a softer look, mix up the size of the sections using large portions of hair.)
3. Spray your hair again with sea spray and scrunch those gorgeous locks with your hands.