Turning dull winter hair into summer beach waves

Beach waves maybe the hot look for summer, but they can also lift your spirits during the cool winter months too - Our tutorial explains how fast and easy they are to style.

Turning dull winter hair into summer beach waves

Remember strolling back from the beach with salt water on your skin and sand between your toes? With hair that’s half dry and half wet and has extra volume from the salt and sand, your beach look is complete. But if you want to achieve the same beach look without nature’s help, you can bring beach waves to the winter city with just a few little tricks.


This look is really easy to style and suits almost everyone. Curly or straight hair, fine or thick, long or short – beach waves bring a summer vibe to every type of hair.

1. Create beach waves overnight, even for short hair

It doesn’t take much effort to get beach waves over night. Starting from the roots, divide the damp hair into lots of little strands. Make sure the hair really is damp and not wet. Next, twist each strand to form a miniature rope. Keep going until the strands lie down on the scalp and roll up into piggy tail curls. Fix the strands to the head and allow them to dry naturally. The longer the strands stay twisted, the stronger the effect will be. This styling tip is particularly easy to fit into your daily routine if you let the hair dry like this overnight. The best way is to tie a soft, loose hair band round the twisted strands – hairpins can be uncomfortable to sleep in. This method is particularly good for shorter hair; even shorter strands get the look after being twisted just once. If you want beach waves for the party and only have a few hours’ time, you need to either start early or use a diffuser on your hairdryer to speed up the drying process. Before you open the strands, make sure the hair has cooled down completely; this will strengthen the styling effect. If you’re in a hurry, use the Cool Shot feature on your drier.

2. Create beach waves with plaits and a curling tong

One of the fastest ways to get beach waves is by plaiting your hair. Start by combing the damp hair thoroughly, then part it into strands and plait them tightly, starting at ear height. Next, warm each strand separately with the curling tong, then let it cool completely. Repeat two or three times. When all the hair has cooled down, remove the rubber band around the end of each strand. Use your fingers – not a comb or brush – to open and loosen the strands. For even more bounce, knead a little hair wax or curl spray into the waves.

3. Create beach waves with a hair straightener

Dry your hair, then part it into strands. Wrap each strand around your hair straightener separately. Make sure the hair ends are well protected against heat because they make direct contact with the hot plates. For the classical beach look, twist the hair no higher than ear level and wrap the strands round the straightener completely. Summer and sun aren’t always available, but the right tools are!

So now you're all set - All you have to do is throw an off season beach party!

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