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day beach hair to night beachy waves tutorial {beach beauty}

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There isn’t much better than a day at the beach but when you leave, your hair is a beachy mess from the salt and sand.  Yes, I love the beachy wave look but my hair doesn’t get those perfect waves.  Instead, it frizzes and kinks.  Same for you?  I have a trick to take you straight from the beach to the after-party or you can just use this tutorial at home to fake beach waves altogether!

short hair beachy waves tutorial  #MyBeachBlonde

Here in Palm Springs, I’m about 2 hours from the Pacific Coast.  That means, when I visit the beach, I’m making the most of every trip: beach all day, stay out all night, well, when I don’t have the kids. ; ) In an effort to spend less time in my hotel, I like to go with my beachy hair from the day and just refine it a bit with only two tools, a curling wand and John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray.

beach blond sea spray #MyBeachBlonde

For the ultimate night of beachy waves, start off your day with John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Cool Dip™ Shampoo and Beach Blonde™ Smooth Seas™ Conditioner, which will prep your hair for future beachy waves.  By the time you hit the beach, your hair will already be wanting to wave!  These new products also nourish the hair.  The Beach Blonde™ Cool Dip™ Shampoo detoxifies to add beautiful texture/volume and the John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Smooth Seas™ Conditioner adds moisture and detangles.  Don’t be put off by the name, these products are for all hair colors, heck my ombre is at least two!

beach blonde shampoo #MyBeachBlonde

Head to the beach and don’t forget your beach bag of beauty essentials, including:

  • sunscreen (don’t forget one specifically for your face)
  • tinted lip balm (SPF recommended)
  • John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray
  • facial wipes (for wiping away sandy sunscreen, sweat and sea water)
  • hair accessories (ties and bands)
  • sunglasses

beauty beach bag #MyBeachBlonde

After your day at the beach, head to the nearest bathroom, be it on the beach, hotel or home.  Whip out your curling wand and let’s go! First, separate a lower section of hair and detangle with your hands.  With rather large sections, wrap around the wand.  This bottom layer doesn’t need to be super curly, just get some texture.

beachy waves short hair tutorial #MyBeachBlonde

Let down another section of hair.  This time, take medium size pieces and curl, alternating your wand from horizontal to vertical.  This creates similar but different types of curls for a more natural look.  Don’t forget to wear your Michael Jackson glove as to not incur serious wand burns! = )

beachy waves for short hair #MyBeachBlonde

Let down the very top part.  This is the most important section obviously, so make sure you are alternating wand positions and taking varying sizes of sections to curl.  For the pieces framing your face, curl away.  To let these curls loose, use your fingers to comb through.  Add a hair band and you are set.

Spray with John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray all over, which is infused with natural sea salt.  This spray will help you achieved piecey, windblown waves – like you just stepped off the shore, even if you didn’t.  The scent is absolutely intoxicating, like a fresh spray of coconut, fitting in awesome with the beach theme.  Keep this with you to refresh your beachy waves through the night.

beachy waves for short hair tutorial #MyBeachBlonde

beachy waves for short hair tutorial  #MyBeachBlonde

Find these John Frieda® products at Walmart in the beauty section, shampoo and conditioner aisle.



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  1. June 10, 2015 at 9:28 am — Reply

    Your hair looks fantastic. I feel like with my (relatively – for me) short hair I can’t accomplish true beach waves, but I think you just proved me wrong. #client

    • June 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm — Reply

      I’m new to this short hair and I thought the same! Now it’s practically the only way I wear it. = )

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