Laid-back easy glamour, beach waves are now as visible on the Red Carpet as they are beach-side but how do you achieve them?
Jordan Robertson, Senior Stylist at Pastels Salon Ritz Carlton gives us the low-down on a trend that shows no signs of abating!
To achieve tight beach waves, start by spraying some L’Oreal Tecni Art Pli only through the hair and smooth out the hairline, ensuring you don’t smooth the ends out as you want to keep the hair’s natural texture. Then, split the hair into small half- inch sections and starting from the back using a one-inch tong wrap the hair around the tong and hold for 20 seconds. Make sure you don’t twist the hair as you wrap it and when removing the tongs, avoid touching the hair. Tong the last sections on the hairline away from the face. Once the hair has all cooled down apply a good amount of L’Oreal Beach Waves and scrunch into the hair as well as the roots.
For smoother, looser beach waves, apply L’Oreal Tecni Art Pli from the roots to the ends and blow dry smooth with little root lift. Working from the back, take one-inch sections and use a large tong to curl. This time, when wrapping the sections around the tong apply a little twist as you go.
When coming to the hairline make sure the sections are away from the face again – this gives a natural look.
Once the hair is cooled brush out with a wide tooth comb – never use a brush or a small comb for this, it needs to be a wide tooth comb. Next, apply a little amount of L’Oreal Beach Waves. Try putting in a side parting and tuck one side behind the ear for an on-point look.
To keep hair looking good at the beach, I would recommend ensuring you have these five hero products always in your beach bag – L’Oreal Beach Waves, L’Oreal PLI, a Tangle Teezer, L’Oreal full volume mousse and Mario Badescu Aloe and Cucumber spray. The last one is technically a facial spray but trust me your hair needs some moisture too, especially after a day of sand and sea exposure! So to rejuvenate your hair, spritz a little onto it and watch it transform into hydrated healthy and fabulous, perfectly ready to go from the beach to the bar.