1 Look 3 Ways: How to Get Beach Waves for Thick Hair

Posted by June 08, 2012 11:15 am

Step 1: To damp, towel dried hair, apply a small amount (about two quarters worth) of Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel through hair to help define curls.


Step 2: Part hair into two sections but leave it messy, don’t comb through your texture.


Step 3: Take one section and split it into two and twist it around itself like a two strand braid.


Step 4: Then, wrap your hair up into a bun and clip to secure and repeat on opposite side.


Step 5: Spritz with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Shimmer Spray at roots to give you natural shine and help set your hair.


Step 6: Once dry, unravel twists and use a bit of Herbal Essences Set Me Up Texturizing Wax to scrunch through the bottom of your hair and break up waves to finish.


Step 7: Rough your hair up with your fingers to get a disheveled, beachy look!


The Olsen twins’ hair is legendary for their gorgeous, tousled beach waves. Since we can’t all be an Olsen, we can at least steal their look with just a few simple steps.

We teamed up with Herbal Essences and hairstylist Wesley O’Meara to walk us through the steps of getting the beachy wave style. Above he shows us what products to use and the steps to take if you have naturally curly hair, to give you that laid back feel.

If you have straight hair or curly hair, check out the corresponding links for beachy waves!

For more information about our relationship with Herbal Essences click here cmp.ly/3.

Hairstylist: Wesley O’Meara, The Wall Group
Makeup Artist: Christina Natale
Model: Jessica Caban, Q Management Inc.
Photographer: Spencer Wohlrab

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  1. […] Beauty High gives a variety of beauty tips to perfect this desired summer look. It is suggested that if you have naturally curly hair, to relax the curls and get the wave, try using Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel. Once your damp hair has completely been towel dried and you have applied the gel, section your hair into two main sections as you would with pig tails. Within each section, then section your hair into two sections and twist the two pieces together leaving each section to a style that looks similarly to a braid.¬† Once you have two twisted pigtails then wrap them into a bun so you have a two high twisted side buns. As these are both tied up it is suggested to spray Herbal Essences Set Me Shimmer Up Spray. Then take your hair down and should have those pretty beach waves. It is suggested that you do not run through your hair with a comb, this will then create fizziness. Your fingers are the best way to comb through any patches of your hair. […]

  2. […] and soaking up some sun (with sunscreen, obviously) lately, we’ve been obsessed with perfect, beach wave hairstyles. Whether your hair is long or short, a texturized wave is a summer staple when it comes to hair. […]

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