A wide-barrel curling iron, with a barrel width of around 1.5 inches, helps achieve the best beachy waves. Beachy waves are recommended for women with medium or longhair, and they are popularly seen worn by celebrities, such as Mila Kunis.
After first washing and blow drying the hair to add volume, one should begin separating the hair into sections by using clamp clips or a ponytail holder. One should slowly wrap each section of hair around the barrel as she moves up the strands. When moving on to the next section, one should alternate the direction in which she curls her hair to make the curls seem more natural.