Easy Summer Hair: Loose Beach Waves

I’m dropping in with a quick hair tutorial for you tonight that is perfect for easy summer days. Beachy waves give a laid back and effortless vibe even if you are miles from the coast (or hundreds of miles in my case). Plus, what I love most about this style is that it works best one dirty hair, and with a bit of dry shampoo it can last a few days (#lazy).

The keys to this style are the alternating direction of the curls, a non-shiny hairspray, and a good combing through with your fingers when you’re done. And, if you’re up for trying the half-bun style that I’ve been seeing everywhere, this is the perfect base to do it with (plenty of volume for your top knot and just a bit of curl on the bottom).

Let me know what you think! 
(and click here to enter the fun giveaway!!)

^I started with Suave’s Sea Mineral Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner which smell like my aunt’s beach house on the coast of Maine and leave you wishing you were getting your waves from the wind in your hair after a day in the ocean.

^I used clean hair that I had just blowdried, but the style would work best on day 2 or 3 hair (depending on how often you wash your hair). Go ahead and start by clipping the top half (or 2/3 depending on how thick your hair is) up so you can work in sections. 
^Using an 1 inch curling wand, curl one inch sections of your hair, alternating between away from your face and toward your face. Be sure to leave 2 – 2 1/2 inches of hair uncurled at the end of each section (see picture) to get the beach wave effect. 
^Repeat with all sections until your whole head is curled
^Now it’s time to break out the hairspray. I used this Luxe Style Volume hairspray by Suave and it works really well because it adds volume and maintains a 24 hour hold WITHOUT adding shine. 
^Apply hairspray liberally to your whole head. 
^The last and VERY important step – run your fingers or a comb through your curls (once they’ve cooled) to loosen them up. If you’re interested in what this hair look like two days later, follow along on snapchat @elisabethmeg and I’ll snap tomorrow morning and we can see how well it’s held up 😉 

Right now you can buy 3 participating TRESemme, Dove, or Suave Hair Products at Kroger and receive $3 off your next shopping trip 7/3/2016 to 7/20/2016.

You can also head over to my facecbook to win a gift basket full of summer hair products form TRESemme, Dove, and Suave along with a $25 Kroger gift card! Just click here and let me know which product you’d be most excited to try if you won!

This post was created in partnership with Suave and Kroger through Mirium Shopper and all opinions are mine, just like always. #FindSummerStyle

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    1. thanks! and the shirt is from last year but I checked an old post and it looks like its still in stock: http://bit.ly/1JmdVqx (i'm not a huge fan of how high the side slit goes but it didn't stop me from wearing it all summer last year)

  1. That looks great. I love the look. Are you shopping at the Nordstrom anniversary sale this year? It's a great one. Great deals.

    1. thanks! and I've been window shopping – but right now my focus is just getting back into shape so I can wear all my clothes again … I wouldn't want to buy something that would only fit for the next couple of weeks and I can't get that excited about buying something that wont fit for another few months 🙂 but who knows, maybe I'll pick up some workout gear for motivation 🙂