Hair How-to: Loose, Beachy Waves

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I know that beachy waves may not be the first hairstyle you think of for a holiday party in December, but trust me when I say that tousled waves complement any outfit, no matter what time of year. Plus, you’ll save so much time/energy with this hair routine that you can spend extra time planning your perfect party outfit. Great hair and a great outfit, all while being ready on time? Yes, please!

As soon as you finish washing your hair, spray with a beach spray. I use the one above, but there are tons of excellent ones out there. Spray your hair liberally, then wrap your hair turban-style in a clean t-shirt. This will help your hair soak up the spray, and a tshirt is much softer on your hair than a towl. Softer fabric = less frizz.


Let your hair air dry about 25%, then respray with the beach spray, and scrunch hair with a tshirt. Continue to scrunch your hair with the tshirt every 5-10 minutes until your hair is about 75% dry. Then don’t touch it! Once your hair is pretty dry, the more you touch it, the frizzier it will be.
Once hair is completely dry, touch up straight spots with a curling iron. Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around a closed curling iron. Hold it for just a second, then release. If you hold it too long, the curl will be too smooth and perfect. The goal here is messy and tousled.


Rake your fingers through your hair and shake it up to separate the curls.
Finish with a frizz-fighting serum. This one from Organix (purchased at CVS) smells absolutely heavenly.


Now go pick out your outfit and impress your significant other with your punctuality!


  • Reply
    Katy @ Sugar and Chiffon
    December 24, 2011 at 4:46 am

    You are welcome! You’ll have to tweet me a picture of your hair so I can see it! I’m so glad that you’ll still be checking in on the blog- it means so much to me!

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    Fashion Dynamite
    December 20, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for doing this post, I am going to have to try this out for the holiday!

    And thank you so much for your sweet comments on my last blog post. I finally got a chance to see it today and I apologize for taking so long to thank you! You are too kind and I am going to check out your blog every week for inspiration while I’m taking a break.

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