To create beach wavy hair, sleep with your freshly-washed tresses in loose, messy braids and shake them out in the morning. A spritz of saltwater hair spray helps the waves last all day.
Beachy waves are flattering on all hair types. Make this style easy to achieve with a haircut that encourages face-framing waves. Ask your stylist to create long, angled layers around your face but minimize layers in the back. Keep your waves sleek all day with a dab of smoothing serum applied to the ends of your hair.
Heat styling tools provide a handy shortcut to sexy, beachy waves. Start with clean, dry hair. Grab a one-inch section of hair and clamp a flat iron about two inches from your scalp. Twist the iron 180 degrees in either direction and hold it for three seconds. Release the iron, move it down an inch and twist it in the opposite way. Repeat this process on all of the hair around your face. Finish with a spritz of saltwater hairspray.
Another technique for creating beachy hair waves is to use a curling iron. Grab a one-inch portion of hair and twist it twice. Hold the iron in your free hand and wrap the twisted hair around the barrel. Hold for four seconds, release and move on to the next section of hair. Finish with a light mist of setting spray.