Step one? Add texture with a product containing salt.
On the beach, there’s a lot of wind and salt in the air which creates the sexy, windswept hair. Hair products containing salt like Bumble and Bumble surf spray and Tigi offer the naturally undone texture of “beach-y” hair.
According to Harry Josh, International Creative Consultant for John Frieda and hair stylist to Giselle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker, strategically placed mousse and a curling iron are the key to fabulous beach waves, “John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Take Charge Mousse is light, weightless and offers incredible ‘hold.’ Apply it to towel-dried hair, this will help create texture while you’re blow drying. Once dry, curl hair in sections using a curling iron, but make sure to hold the iron vertically and wrap hair around it. Finish by brushing hair out and spritzing with a lightweight hairspray, and you have the perfect summer wave!”
Other tricks? Apply a leave in conditioner. Then pull the hair back and leave it in a slick chignon or a long braid down the back. When the braid is removed, you can have a soft wavy texture that’s very sexy. I also love using large curlers on damp, salt-infused hair. Once the hair dries, there are beautiful, natural waves.
Here are my best bets for effortless, je-ne sais quo tress success
TIGI Catwalk Salt Spray $14.99 \ Bumble and bumble Surf Spray $23 \ John Frieda Take Charge Curl Mousse $5.39 \ John Frieda Full Repair Sheer Mist $8.99 \ John Frieda Luxurious Volume Refresher $5.99 \ Bed Head Foxy Curls Defining Spray $15