Beach hair waves without the beach

By Jodi Guglielmi, A&E Editor

August 18, 2012

Summer was the perfect time to embrace the beach-messy hair look. However, as the fall semester starts, and you stop spending all of your time lounging in the sand and taking dips in the ocean, you might start to find that “beach hair” look hard to achieve. Luckily, you are not at a complete loss. Here are a few ways to get this look back, even if you are spending all day in the classroom instead of the sand:

  1. Starting with towel-dried hair, massage any kind of volume enhancing product into your hair roots.
  2. Apply a small amount of styling cream through your ends, working in small sections for the most even coverage.
  3. When you’re finished twisting each section, scrunch your hair while blow-drying to enhance the texture and volume.
  4. For a more defined look, you can take a medium barrel curling iron to select pieces of hair. This will add a little more curl to pieces that might not have taken the wave as much as others.

This quick and easy method will give you the results in a fast and efficient way. Don’t be surprised if, as you are walking to class, people stop to ask you, “Have you been to the beach?” Just smile, toss your hair a little, and keep walking. No one has to know your secret.