Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hair Do How-To #6: Beachy Waves 2.0

I might own the oldest curling iron known to man, I have no idea where it came from, but it's served me well over the many years I've had it. This is a great technique for those of you looking to achieve beachy, undone waves, but want to avoid the "Shirley Temple" effect that traditional curling irons are known to cause. Unlike most of my tutorials, I recommend starting with clean hair, simply because it's easier to break apart the curls once they're set. This is my go-to hairstyle lately, if I'm running low on time in the morning- which, let's face it, is always- I can throw in a few curls in the top layer and curl the ends and I'm done. Happy styling!

28 comments:

Tori said...

So cute! Great tutorial! Sadly my hair seems to be too short to be anything but frizzy :/


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The Littlest Smitten said...

Love this post. So pretty and easy. I need to purchase a curling iron. My hairs getting pretty long and I'm looking for new easy styles. Out of curiosity what kind of hairspray do you use? Hope you are having a great day!

Justalazymorning said...

beautiful hair!

They like me better blonde. said...

This seems simple enough! I'm doing it right now!

Orchid Grey said...

E the Littlest Smitten: I use Elnet Hairspray

Marlena said...

I always feel like curling should be common sense, but it's seriously hard! i've never heard of twisting the chunk of hair first before curling it, i'm gonna try it and report back. yours turned out super cute, i'm hoping my outcome is something like that haha

Amanda said...

Great tutorial! I cannot wait till my hair is long enough again to really start being able to curl it! Also oh my word I don't think I had realized just how long your hair was, I love it!

Alexis said...

Great tutorial, thank you!

Jasie VanGesen said...

That is a NICE effect. Kind of makes me wish I still had hair, man. The pixie is suiting me well, though.

Chelle Lynn said...

I love how easy this tutorial it! It's hard to find tons of time to spend on hair in the morning!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i LOVE this tutorial! i am definitely trying it, never tried twisting my hair before curling!

xo,
steffy

cb said...

of course i will be trying this! your hair looks amazing as always and i want it!
xo,
cb

cb said...

of course i will be trying this! your hair looks amazing as always and i want it!
xo,
cb

Megan said...

Can't get over my love for your hair -le sigh-

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hello DODO said...

aaahh your hair is just dreamy! I just can't do anything with mine >.<

Ronn said...

Your hair is out of this world, I love it!
Haha i have a similarly ancients curler, but it works and ive got used to using it so I never want to get a new one

Romina
http://ignitingbones.blogspot.co.uk

Maria Elyse said...

I love this tutorial! Thanks for giving me a new hair style to try out. :)

I used to have that exact same curling iron! Haha! My mom found it at a garage sale years ago (kinda gross, I know,haha) and I used it all the time until it broke a couple years ago. It was a good curling iron though! ;D

xo
Maria Elyse

Chloe and Alicia said...

I think my hair is almost the same length as yours, but I'm extremely jealous of how thick yours is!

-Chloe
2floralfinches.blogspot.com

Caitie said...

your hair is amazing - wish mine was as long as yours!!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

wildchild said...

ooh i love it. your hair is super pretty like this :) and i'm a fan of the fact that it starts with clean hair, cause secretly it freaks me out to touch my dirty hair. ha.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'll give this a go. btw, I'm super envious of the volume your hair has at the top of your head. Mine sits pretty flat to skull, and having long heavy hair defats attempts to make it do otherwise.

astr!d said...

TY! i always love to see how you fix your hair!

LBN said...

gorgeous. in my best dreams my hair looks like yours...i would love for my hair to be super long but i feel like it gets to a point and just stops...sigh...

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I LOVE you hair doll's :-)

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Kami said...

huh- no kidding i will have to try that when my hair grows back out- by the way- holy cow lady you have SO much hair! thebluekazoo

chyuwyy said...

WOw! i love how long your hair is! i've been looking for a quick way to curl my hair too. Not that i'm short on time. I'm just short on patience. Can't sit still with my curling iron for half an hour and curl my whole head!

bonnie Rodriguez said...

Love it! I'm going to try it for sure! www.bonnierzmscloset.com

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