Beachy Waves

Achieve that effortless summer wave with this simple curling technique. Wrapping hair around the iron instead of rolling creates a perfectly loose curl. Watch our editor as she explains her beachy wave secrets in this 2 minute video!

how to curl beachy waves


  1. Start with hair down
  2. Section bottom first. Wrap hair (about the size of the rod) around curling iron. Leave on iron for 4 seconds and pull straight. Continue bottom section curling in all the same direction.
  3. Next, take the section above and curl in the opposite direction. Continue to alternate directions with each section and spray.
  4. Start at roots and rake through with hands. Product is key for beachy waves. Mist all over with hair powder spray or hair spray.

Tutorial by Zach Glielmi. Photography by Tiffany Egbert.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

1 Comment

  • Reply July 7, 2015


    Great jar ideas…. Greater popsicle stick idea! I had tried this b4 and (duh!) was trynig to prop, balance, lean, let puddle then get new clean plate, re-puddle…. I love the simply genius tricks of the world!:)

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