How to Get Beachy Waves with a Surprising Tool

posted: 06/22/15
by: Courtney Reimer

Beach waves are all the rage -- especially now that summer is here -- but if "easy beach waves" has always felt like a misnomer to you, you're in luck. We've stumbled upon a great trick on how to make these waves for just about any type of hair, at any length. All you need is a flat iron. Yes, a flat iron.

YouTuber HeyKayli shows us how to do it for long hair:

NayDangerStyle shows us a little edgier version, "like Taylor Swift":

Even if you have shorter hair, you can use the flat iron trick, too. Confessions of a Hairstylist shows you how she does it:

But if you're wondering how to achieve beach waves at home (without a professional present), Cute Girls Hairstyles has an easy-to-follow step-by-step:

The main takeaways we've found are:

1. Don't forget to prep your hair with a protect-and-hold product -- many of which can be found at your drugstore for pretty cheap!

2. Sectioning off your hair will make it go more seamlessly.

3. It's all in the wrist: turn one way, turn back, and turn again.

Here's to many beach (wave) days!