How to Get the Best Beach Waves Imaginable

Beach waves are the go-to for bombshells. Why? The look is feminine, grungy, soft, and sexy all at the same time. In case you were wondering how to do beach waves, we are ready to share a couple of ideas. To be honest, while they look effortless, they do need some work. But fear not: every girl copes with them at the first try.

How to Do Beach Waves?

It can be as easy as sprinkling your hair with commercial or home made sea salt spray. You can also twist your shampooed and half dried hair into a few loose knots overnight.

If you do not have time and the necessary product on hand, divide your hair into two parts, twist each one, and flat iron the twists or simply make loose waves with a flat iron.

#1: Blonde Beachy Hair

This look is so gorgeous. The dark eye liner is a great addition to imperfect waves. For this look, start by blowing out clean hair to get a smooth even texture. Next use a large barrel curling iron to wrap large sections of hair only midshaft, leaving the roots and ends naturally straight.

#2: Platinum Ombre Waves

For beach waves hair that has fullness and volume, go for smaller, tighter waves. This style is the easiest to create with a one-inch clipless curling iron. Section hair off with four or six clips to make it easier to curl. The trick is to only work from the eye or cheek down.

#3: Sexy Ombre Beach Waves

Wonder how to make beach waves without heat? That’s fairly easy! Braids are one way, but this natural look was more likely created with spiral curls. Let clean hair air dry until it’s damp. Then add in a light hold moisturizing product. Pin hair up in six to eight twists, let dry completely, and take down.

#4: Colorful Twists and Curls

Beach-style texture can look great on wild hair colors too. This plum to gray ombre is stunning with soft curls. To get the look, curl hair midshaft down in alternating directions. Make sure to curl the front sections away from the face, as this usually provides the most flattering frame.

#5: Easy Kinked Waves

If your locks are dyed in 2 or more shades, beach waves will help you to highlight them and reveal their beauty fully. Plus, with this slightly messy texture you will not be accused of excessive obsession with your hair.

#6: Natural Beachy Curls

If your hair is naturally curly, why not go for beach curls? The curls should be soft and touchable (not stiff), but they should also stand out. Salt sprays are often too drying for curly hair, so instead try a product designed specifically for curly hair (mousse or curl enhancer), then use a diffuser to get some extra volume.

#7: Piecey Ombre Waves

If you don’t know how to get beach waves, you might be surprised by the suggestion about your straightener. It’s true! Your straightener will give you those kinky twists that look so cool. Use it to bend sections of your hair forward and backward.

#8: Beach Waves for Bob

The perfect waves for short hair are bouncy and fun. To get this look, use a large barrel curling iron on the top layers of the hair. Next you’ll want to break up the curls and tease the top and back of the hair to create volume.

#9: Lob with Beachy Twists

If you’re curious about trying heatless waves, you should test different methods to find out what works best for your hair length and type. With short hair, you can create two or three loose braids to make sure all the hair is incorporated. When you undo the braids, use a salt spray for definition.

#10: Dutch Braid Waves

This is beach waves hair at its best. Sexy, natural, and easy! When you want the top of your hair to be wavy too (not just the middle and ends), a dutch braid helps you achieve the style without heat. Clearly, that’s a perfect braid for waves. If you’ll be doing your drying time at home, you don’t have to create a braid that nice or you can wear the braid one day and waves the next day.

#11: Trendy Messy Lob

Beach waves for short hair are great for providing lift and volume. If your hair is stick straight, heatless methods might not work for you. Instead, try a straightener. Bend hair up and away, twisting it in different directions. Because you’re only working on the midshaft, your styling time goes by super fast!

#12: Cascading Curls Beach Hair

These stunning curls really show off those gorgeous blonde, platinum, and strawberry hues. With highlighted hair, curls and waves have a lot of visual interest. To create curls that last, use a large barrel curling iron, pinning up every section after you curl it. Then take them down and shake them out, spritzing your hair with a salt spray.

#13: Soft Beachy Waves

If you want to know how to do beach waves that look really natural, – well, don’t use any hair products. This won’t work if your hair doesn’t hold a curl. But if you have naturally textured hair, you can use a curling iron or straightener to create beach waves and then forego a finishing spray. This method creates a soft look.

#14: Bob with Shaggy Twists

Modern bobs have long side bangs or no bangs and (most importantly) tons of texture! Leave the under layers straight, and just work on the top layers. Use a straightener to twist hair in alternate directions. A texturizing cream or pomade is the best way to create definition in the twists.

#15: Curly Ombre Bob

For bob length hair, beach curls or waves look great with a deep side part. It’s definitely a modern look, and hey, who doesn’t like to do hair flips? For this style a one-inch curling iron will do the trick. You’ll want to curl all the hair, so be sure to section it off to get to every piece.

#16: Long Caramel Waves

With beach waves, it’s all about coolness and ease. To try this style without heat, create four twisted buns. But first, don’t forget the hair products! Before you create the buns, use a moisturizing leave in spray or cream. Afterwards, use salt spray to get that chunky definition.

#17: Piecey and Wavy Bob

The waves for short hair showcase cute layers and pieceyness. For this particular style, we would definitely recommend the straightener method. Instead of sectioning hair, you can just randomly grab pieces to bend and twist with your straightener. Doing it randomly isn’t just fast—it also lends effortlessness to the look.

#18: Seventies Style Beach Waves

For beachy waves with a seventies look that will have you feeling like a top model, opt for a center part. A clipless barrel will give you pretty waves that aren’t too perfect. When you wrap hair around the barrel, hold onto an inch or two on the bottom. The straight ends give a cool girl vibe.

#19: Lavender Waves with Lowlights

Putting lowlights at the part is a fun way to make colorful hair even more unique. When you have multiple tones in your hair, they enhance the texture of your locks. The key for this look is definitely to twist the hair haphazardly.

#20: Voluminous Bobbed Curls

Bobs look stunning when styled in full curls. This beautiful look is all about the side part, which is sultry and mysterious when paired with evening-ready makeup. Create the curls with a curling iron and be sure to curl hair a few inches off the roots. That will give you the most volume.

A cute, modern style aims at striking the balance between trying too hard and not trying at all. Maybe that’s why we love beach waves so much. They’re sexy, but effortless. Whether you go au natural or turn up the heat to get them, we hope you’ll enjoy rocking beach waves!