Wednesday, March 29, 2017

"Cool Girl" Beach Waves Tutorial

I'm under no illusions that I'm a "cool girl." Quite the opposite, really. I can spot a cool girl a mile away, though, and often times what sticks out to me is their "cool girl" hair. Kind of an effortlessly done, but undone wave. I've tried to recreate it myself, several times, but when I do it I feel like it always ends up looking  a bit too polished. So, when I had my hair done I asked my stylist, Emily to show me how to do cool girl waves. It seems the key to giving it the cool girl edge is straight ends. You definitely want the wave in the middle, but the ends should be straight.

Check out the quickie video below:

Here is the final product:

Basically curl your hair, but leave just about two inches out from the ends. Take your hair out of the curl quickly, and then straighten the ends. Easy peasy! The exact products I use to create this look at home are the 1" BEACHWAVER PRO curling iron and the BABYLISS PRO STRAIGHTENING IRON. Both are an investment, but both are incredible. The Beachwaver in particular is something I can't live without, and one of my holy grail items. I then use the Kristin Ess Beach Wave Spray from about the middle of my hair down for a little more grit, and then the Kristin Ess Dry Texture Spray on my roots for a bit of volume and hold.

If you're in the Bay Area, and looking for an amazing hair stylist make sure to give Emily Smith of Salon Tivoli in downtown Livermore an email! You can reach her at

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