sexy and casual, beachy waves are the hottest look right now. The key
to tousled chic is making the waves appear effortless, as though you've
just come in from a few hours spent surfing. Yes, even if it's
mid-winter and you're in Minneapolis rather than Malibu. In fact, the
look is easy to achieve, with the right tools and these tips from New York stylist/colorist Leonard Golino.
Prep Your Hair
To give your hair that back-from-the-beach sexiness, you need to rough
up your smooth tresses a bit. "You want some strands to stick to each
other," says Golino, "the way they do when they've been sprayed with
salt water." Golino suggests a three-part cocktail applied to
1. Start with Sally Hershberger Style Primer for Wavy Hair.
"This is a stylist's favorite because it not only protects hair from
hot styling tools and adds shine, [but] it's also designed to be
layered with other styling products," says Golino. Spray on the palms
of your hands, then lightly brush over your hair, moving from just
above your ears to the ends. Then, apply what's left on your palms to
the top few inches of your hair.
2. To build volume and fight frizz, apply Hair Rules Wavy Mousse.
3. To mimic the effect of a spray of salt water, lightly mist hair with Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray. Allow your hair to air dry, or blow-dry using a diffuser.
Use a three-barrel curling iron, such as Hot Tools Three-Barrel Waver.
Starting about three or four inches from the scalp, take small sections
of hair. Clamp gently, hold for 10 to 15 seconds, then release. Work
your way down, stopping about an inch from ends, so your tips look wind
ruffled, not overly coiffed.
Run your fingers lightly through your hair to separate curls. Apply a small amount of Jonathan Weightless Smooth N-Frizz Hydrating Balm to your palms and sweep over the surface of your hair.