Perfect Beach Waves for Straight Hair

Beverly Hills
October 24, 2016


Beach waves; behold the embodiment of Summer! But what about beach waves through Fall? The messy tousled and perfectly imperfect look is getting a polished update this season. Creating beach waves on straight hair, like moi, might sounds like mission impossible – so how do you get beach waves for straight hair? The secret to the look starts with perfect product.

  1. Begin by scrunching TRESemmé’s Beauty-Full Volume touchable bounce mousse through your damp, towel-dried strands – scrunching it up gives your silky smooth hair more texture.


Next, you’ll want to blow dry while repeating the scrunching motion.


Once your hair is completely dry, take TRESemmé’s Beauty-full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray and give it a few loose sprays to give your hair a bit more texture and to hold the “messy-ness”. 


After all this prep, you’ve laid the foundation for more texture and now it’s time to curl! 


Separate your hair into two sections, top and bottom – putting the top in a cute little top knot!


Start by curling the bottom sections of your hair, starting about 1/2 inch up from the tips (keeping them straight). The straight ends give this style a more modern look. Depending on the length of your hair, wrap it around the barrel one to one and a half times keeping about 1/2 inch of the tips out of- for bottom layer, just curl the ends because that’s all you can see when all your hair is down. 


For the pieces that frame my face, I curl away from my face and as I work my way from front to back, alternating between curling forward and backwards. Once you’ve completed the bottom, I like to give it another spray with TRESemmé’s Beauty-full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray.


I learned this next trick that I from my TRESemmé stylist at fashion week! To hold the curls that you just created on the bottom layer, take the lower part and twist it all together, clip and let it cool – it helps to keep the shape while you’re creating waves on the upper half of your head. 



Bring all front pieces down and forward, creating your part. Then, starting in the back, bring the curling iron up farther on your hair to give it fullness through your crown. 


Once all of your curls are set, give your hair a final spray with TRESemmé’s Beauty-full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray.

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Last step? Mess it up a little bit! Flip it from side to side to give it a tossed look and your done! 

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Photos by Jessica Alexander.
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Love this and the new website. Always an inspiration.

Thanks for this! Can’t wait to try it on my dead straight hair!! xxx

Wow this looks so easy! I will have to try it

perfect waves indeed, such a pretty and romantic style!

Perfect beachy wave! Love that trick about pinning the bottom section to let the curls cool! I will have to try that, and I have been wanting to try TRESemme products!

Still loving the new layout!
xo Bryn

Gorgeous curls girl! Beachy waves are such a great hair staple for the warmer months, I know I’ll be styling my hair like that when we get summer in Sydney soon.

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I love these tips! It’s great to find out the all of the products and the order in which to use them to create this look – my hair is straight as a board, so I always wear it straight or straighter…will be trying this one!

Your hair is stunning! So long and healthy, I am jealous lol 😉

Great tutorial you have put together here! Going to try out your method at home.



Can’t wait to see how it goes!!


Loved this tutorial! Dying to try these products!

I’m so glad!


So gorgeous! Definitely gonna try this look out soon!

The Fashion Barbie

You must! It’s so much easier than you think!


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Simple style and beautiful hair looks! 🙂

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Thank you love!


I just adore your makeup in this post! How about a tutorial..? xx

I think we might be able to make that happen! But in the meantime, check out my YouTube tutorial for the perfect cat eye!


You’re so sweet Ev – thank you!


So pretty! Thank you for sharing:P

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Of course! Anytime!!


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