Yes. It’s only, February . . . but the downright balmy temperatures have us craving summer: we miss shorts, sandals, the outdoors, and most of all, beach curls. Grant it, both of us reside in the land locked provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, but that doesn’t mean we can’t rock a reckless curl like any beachy, bronzed, probably beautiful, and no doubt, talented, surfer girl. “You think you’re so great. And we agree. . . will you teach us how to hang ten?”
Point being, no matter where you live in relation to the ocean, with the right tools, the right product and a little bit of she and her wisdom, well - surf’s up, bitch.
Grab your gear and let’s head to the beach!
1. Elnett Satin Hairspray
2. Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray
3. Kevin Murphy Texture Master
4. A hair clip that resembles a monster
6. Cone Shaped iron
A bit about number 6…
If you’ve stayed up past one in the morning tuned into basic cable, you know there’s no shortage of apparently magical machines that assist with the creation of curls. Although we’d never tell you what to do, we’d highly discourage you from involving your hair with anything that has to do with a vacuum or mechanisms that rotate... We do recommend, Cone irons. Cone Irons come in various sizes, but the Babyliss Model featured today has a one and a quarter inch base and is outfitted with a small clamp at the bottom, saving your fingers from the heat, or having to wear the embarrassing glove while styling, right Pam?. The adage “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to hair irons of all kinds. We recommend spending a bit more up front to save time and tears, down the road. We love cone irons as their tapered shape creates a dynamic, natural looking curl. Set the iron to just below high and start working your magic.
Embrace the saltiness of the ocean
As a rule of thumb, if you’re going for the effortless looking curl, clean hair really isn’t the way to go. We highly recommend curling your hair, dirty. About a days’ worth of grit will do to keep the curls separated, voluminous and gorgeous all day long. Additionally, dirty hair means that it is already enjoying some product, meaning that you won’t have to spray as much product into your hair to get the curl to hang on. Genius!
Beach Comb . . . your hair into sections
The way to attack that curly haired look, is not all at once. Separating your hair into three or four sections will not only make the task that much easier, but it will help with maintaining that full, voluminous look. Don’t go overboard here; separating the hair into too many sections will make the pieces being curled too thin, ultimately resulting in that “I just stuck my finger into a socket look.” Don’t do that. Lightly spray each section with a medium hold hairspray before starting with the cone iron – this will give each curl a bit of definition and help to maintain it throughout the day.
Not all waves are Cowabunga. . .dude?
Although each section will relatively contain the same amount of hair, don’t be afraid to switch up the size of the curl. This adds to the effortless undertones of the look and makes the curls appear that much less “produced.”
Don’t get it twisted. . .
When curling your hair, we don’t recommend curling the hair all the way to the base of the head. Depending on the length of your hair, we like curling the iron about half way up the shaft. That’s what she said. Honestly. . . Libertee said that.
She also said to leave about an inch of the tip of your hair sticking out. . . she did!
As you get to the top third or two thirds of your sectioned hair, be sure to curl the hair away from your face. This will mean that you’re curling your hair in opposing directions on the left and right side of your face. Curling your hair towards the face will make your face look smaller and less pretty. So. . . don’t.
Using a brush with natural bristles or your fingers separate the curls on your head – don’t go overboard here. You don’t want to brush the curls out, just separate them. Gorgeous!
Ocean in a bottle!
For an effortless looking, relaxed curl, there really is no one better than Kevin Murphy. Use the Hair Resort Spray throughout each section of hair, and aim the Texture Spray at the roots. Use your fingers to work the products into your hair, and at the base of your roots.
The finishing touch. . .
How’d you guess? Finish off the look with a light spray of our favorite Elnet hairspray, (grandma scented or not) to polish it all off.
We don’t need your stinking ocean! But if someone wants to take us there. . . I mean, we wouldn’t say no.