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Ladies, we’re not talking about tight Goldielocks ringlets—instead, we’re here to show you how to achieve those sought-after beachy waves. You know, the ones that look like you dried your hair with nothing but salt water...after a long day in the office. Here’s how it’s done.

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Jim Kamoosi and Laura Wing-Kamoosi

Soft, Natural Waves with a Flat Iron

Little did you know, your flat iron is actually great for adding some body back to your hair. A little turn, pull and turn away motion will make it look like you spent your weekend floating in the salt water. Watch our easy tutorial.

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Try a Loose Braid While Wet

Don’t pull fragile wet hair into a tight ponytail or bun or you’ll risk ending up with large, awkward curls. Just go through it with a wide-toothed comb and loosely braid it. When dry, shake it out and—voilà—beach waves.

miami beachy waves curling iron video
Jim Kamoosi and Laura Wing-Kamoosi

Dust Off Your Curling Iron

This trick just might save your life…if your life depends on beach waves. Tie your hair in a high pony and then curl small sections using a large curling iron. You’ll look like Shirley Temple—until you undo your pony and shake out those curls. Perfect beach waves. You can watch our tutorial here.

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