Wavy Hair Tutorial Updated

February 10, 2015



One of the questions I’m asked most is how I do my wavy/curly beach hair. I've done videos (oh, the horror – they are old!) here and here, but I thought I would put the tutorial into photo form, step by step.



 First of all, what do you think of my new hair? I don’t know if it’s overly noticeable, but my girl Molly at Nine Zero One didn’t do average highlights this time. She did a little toning on the top of my hair and finished off with balayage lightening to the ends (this is sort of like an ombre effect). It’s all in hopes for a more natural look. I wanted a little bit of a change without being too drastic like cutting 4 inches off or something crazy like that.


 Back to the tutorial! Here is my little step by step process complete with product info. I hope it helps!



Step 1 Add Texture. I definitely have a more textured hair naturally, but if I just washed, I’ll add a texturizing spray like Kevin Murphy ‘Beach Look Texture Spray’.






 Step 2: Clamp the curling iron (I used 1-1/4 inch from Hot Tools) open and wrap hair around the inside barrel. Hold the iron straight up and down! The key is to take small 1-2 inch sections and be different with each curl.




Step 3: Repeat all over the head (see photos). Even curl the traditional way for a few strands! That is my signature trick.








Step 4: Finish by curling your bangs away from the face.



Step 5: Let the curls set for 5 minutes.






Step 6: Lightly run a brush against the hair and/or run fingers through ends and middle of the strands. Fix pieces, spray and go!







I hope this tutorial helps! Please list any questions below and I’ll get back to you:)!
                                                                                                                                                


16 comments:

  1. Looking beautiful! I love these kind of "messy" waves in my hair too so this tutorial will def. come in handy!

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  2. Thank you so much for your tutorial! Now I go and give it another try:)! Thank you! X Susanne - http://bagatyou.com/

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  3. COOL HAIRSTYLE

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  4. Love this! I’ve been growing my hair out and it’s finally long-ish. I definitely need to add a waves to my styling repertoire.

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  5. Beautiful!
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  6. I love your curls! Gorgeous tutorial!;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  7. love this beachy look! so perfect for spring, right around the corner!! get it girl! also love that Adler vase.
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  8. love this messy wave look! I can't wait until my hair grows long enough to try it!

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  9. Your hair always looks perfectly wavy! Thanks for sharing your tips, Devon! :)

    Xo, Alison
    http://www.simplyfairbyalisonjeanine.com

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  10. Your hair looks amazing! I love how it turned out! Great pictures too!

    The Office Stylist
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  11. I love your hair!

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  12. Love those waves! I'll definitely try this technique out!

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  13. Wow, i really need to try this!
    My hair isnt half as good as yours, but the results are amazing!

    xx
    Helô, from Vestido do dia

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  14. Love this tutorial lady! I just got a 1.5 inch Hot Tools Curling Iron but wasn't having the best luck with it! I'll have to try some of your tips!

    xx
    Jessica
    Dirty Blonde Barrage

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