Ahhh... the sun on your face, the sand in your toes, and the waves... the waves in your hair, of course! The relaxed, summertime beach wave is the most coveted hair trend to date. With natural body and perfect shape, this style is effortless and beautiful. To help you perfect the look, Karmela Lozina of John Sahag Workshop NYC provides expert tips on how to create voluminous waves all summer long.
Step 1: Easy Breezy Blow-Dry
After washing your hair with a curl enhancing shampoo and conditioner, add a pea-sized amount of curl crème or gel and blow-dry the hair completely, leaving no wet strands behind.
Karmela's Picks: L'Oréal EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo and Conditioner, and Sculpt and Hold Cream Gel
Step 2: Wrap It
Take sections of hair and wrap them around a no-clamp curling iron. This prevents unsightly crimp marks and gives the perfect smoothing effect. Hold each section around the wand for at least 8-10 seconds before releasing.
Karmela's Pick: CHI Home Curling Wand, Tourmaline Ceramic CA1095
Step 3: Volumize
Finish this look with a liberal blast of volumizing hairspray and tousle with your fingers. The more you spray, the more volume you’ll create. Don’t be afraid to go big: your hair will fall throughout the day, resulting in a more natural finish.
Karmela's Picks: L'Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold
Expert Tip: Want a more defined curl? Use the hairspray before curling for a stronger hold.
With this soft look, glowing skin, ethereal eyes and defined brows are the perfect accompaniments.
Seen on Laura: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and NARS Multiple Stick in "Palm Beach"
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Photos: Rebecca Dale Photography for MAKEUP.COM