How to do beach waves with a flat iron
- Prep is key
- Option 1: Create the perfect ‘s’ wave
- Option 2: Get defined beach waves
- Get a flawless finish
Beach waves are an easy and stylish look that flatter all face shapes and hair types. They emphasize your eyes and highlight your cheekbones. And they work for any occasion, from a date to a job interview.
Whether you want to achieve a natural and loose look or a more sophisticated, sleek style, you need to pick your tools wisely. Ready to curl your hair with a flat iron? This versatile tool can do more than straighten your hair and will become your best friend if you’re looking to achieve beachy waves with minimum effort.
Here’s how to master perfectly loose curls and become a beach wave expert in no time.
Prep is key
Step 1: Remove excess moisture
Brush and detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb. To remove excess water, pat it with a microfiber towel – this’ll help minimize frizz too.
Step 2: Use heat protectant spray
Spritz TRESemmė Thermal Creations Protective Spray Heat Tamer onto damp hair before you blow-dry. Its formula guards against heat damage, leaving your hair healthy and shiny. Plus, it’ll help you create a sleek and silky-smooth look.
Step 3: Air or blow-dry
Let your hair air dry,or blow-dry it using a round brush. Start at the base of your roots and then roll the brush down to the ends, pulling tight for a smooth finish.
Step 4: Section your hair
Section out your hair top and bottom. If your hair is thicker, you may need to separate it out into more than two sections.
Ready to get started with the flat irons?
Option 1: Create the perfect ‘s’ wave
Start by dropping the middle of a larger section of hair (1.5 inches) into a flat iron to create the first bend.
Shape your hair into an ‘s’ curve formation with your other hand.
Clamp the flat iron down on your hair and follow the curves you’re creating with your fingers. Make sure you tap and don’t glide the flat iron down, as you’d usually do.
Repeat to the ends to create a natural-looking style and let the heat work its magic to set the waves you’ve created.
Option 2: Get defined beach waves
Take a small section of hair and place it between plates. Close the iron, holding it at an angle, making sure it’s pointing down rather than horizontally.
Smoothly flip it and continue to pull it away from your face.
Glide the flat iron down towards the ends to create your first curl. To achieve an effortless and slightly undone look, don’t curl the ends.
Work throughout hair, following the same motion and technique on all sections.
Stylist tip: Looking for a more natural look? You can twist hair in opposite directions from section to section.
Run your fingers through your curls to turn them into soft waves.
Stylist tip: If you want your waves to last longer, secure them with bobby pins. Use your finger to gather the curl from the bottom and roll it upwards. Flatten it onto your scalp and secure with a bobby pin for a few hours or even overnight.
Get a flawless finish
The good news is you can achieve the perfect finish in just two steps.
Pump TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Shine Anti-Frizz Serum into your hands and work evenly through your hair, avoiding the roots. It’ll help tame flyaways, making your hair smooth and shiny.
Lock in your look with TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray to achieve maximum hold that moves.