How to Get Soft, Sexy Beach Waves

By  March 16, 2011

Gisele rocks them. Kate Hudson works them. Lauren Conrad loves them. And we want them. Problem is, constructing natural-looking waves isn’t half as easy as it looks—trust us, we’ve tried. (On several occasions.) Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC, gives Glam a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a sexy beachy strands (just like Kate Bosworth’s) on our very own.

Step 1: Apply the volumizing gel or spray directly onto wet hair. We love Garnier Fructis Style Body Boost Volumizing Gel with Energizing Ginseng, $4.29 at Drugstore.com.

Step 2: Flip your head over and blow dry your hair to add volume to the roots.

Step 3: To add smoothness before using your curling iron, twist large sections of the hair around your finger starting at the bottom and twisting until there is tension.

Step 4: Separate your hair into four sections. Place the curling iron about 3 inches from the roots and wrap medium sections of the hair around the barrel. Be sure to leave the ends free, as you want your ends to stay straight. We love Conair Instant Heat Styling Iron 1 1/4-Inch Barrel, $16.99 at Ulta.com.

Step 5: Apply a light hold hairspray all over and lightly scrunch with your fingers. We love Sally Hershberger Brilliant Hairspray, $12.50 at Target.com.