Beauty, Hair Tips

5 Steps to Sexy Beach Hair

Why is it that achieving that “effortless” look is actually the least effortless thing ever? With summer on the horizon, all that the CINCteam girls and I can think about right now is spending our days at the beach. But until those long summer days arrive, we’ve perfected our beach hair with the perfect summer waves. All the girls in the office have different hair textures, lengths, and colors so we brainstormed and decided on the ultimate beach waves tutorial. So here are 5 (easy) steps to sexy beach waves:





1. Start With Wet Hair 

Wash your hair as you normally would: shampoo, conditioner the usual. When you get out of the shower, use a microfiber towel (like this one here) to soak up excess water from your hair until it’s damp. It’s the ultimate way to fight frizz and keep your hair strong and healthy.

2. Add Some Mousse 

Using your fingers, work a mousse  (like this one or this one) through your damp tresses. This creates volume and gets your hair ready for some sexy tousled waves. Finding products that are meant to be used before heat styling tools that also help you get the texture you want, like this one, is a total win! PS: Whether or not youre going for beach waves this summer, start incorporating products that have UV protection into your hair routine stat to protect it from sun damage!

3. Air Dry or Dry with a Hair Dryer 

Depending on how much time I have, I either air-dry or, using a low heat, blow dry my hair. Since my hair has a subtle natural wave to it, sometimes I braid small sections of my hair to really help bring out those beach waves. What I do is section off my hair and tie it in loose braids. If your hair texture is naturally curly or wavy, you can totally skip this step! After I’m done blow drying, I’ll undo my braids and have perfectly sexy beach waves!

4. Go in with a Curling Iron

After my hair is dry, I’ll go in with a small curling iron (like this one here) to add some extra waves. Use your fingers to separate them afterward to make your hair looks looser.

5. Finish with Texture Spray 

After you’re done, finish off your look with some beach spray like this or a texture spray like this one. Your waves will look good everyone will think you spent all day at the beach! 😉

So as much as I wish I could just wake up with flawlessly tousled beach waves every morning, sometimes looking effortless takes a little bit of effort. Since I’m always on the hunt for new products, do you guys have any beach wave products that you love? Let me know below and have a great day!



  • Kiri says:

    If only I could use a curling iron and it actually did something for me!
    I love the photos in this post – only you could pull off actually holding a whole pot plant and look chic.
    Set to Glow

  • Jessica Lam says:

    I’m really looking to change up how I style my hair this summer so this was super helpful, thanks Chriselle!


  • Vivian says:

    Bumble and Bumble is always my go to for beachy hair!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Anne says:

    Effortless takes so much effort. Haha! You look fab here Chriselle and I love the photography.

  • connie says:

    are these tips suitable for long hair as well?

  • Elizabeth says:

    Beach waves are definitely my favorite, no matter what season it is! <3 🙂 Loving all of these easy-to-follow steps! Thank you so much for the detailed guide!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Linda says:

    Love this, and I love your hair!

    LINDATENCHITRAN || Instagram

  • sara nena says:

    amazing shades and reflexes

  • Claire Liu says:

    Love the mirrored sunnies! Totally rock those <3

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  • Adina says:

    Love the photos! Those are exactly the same steps I take when I want beach hair. The only thing is that I don’t need a curing iron, because I have curly hair. I just have to stay away of the flat iron :)))

  • karla says:

    Wooow I love this photo shot! Super chic. We sure need to take care of the our hair when in vacay.

  • Gemma says:

    Gorgeous photographs and great styling tips : )

  • Alyssa says:

    Adore all of these photos! So so fab! xx

  • Vicky T. says:

    That effortless look always takes so much effort lol. I’m definitely going to give this a try


  • I need to pick up texture spray! Also, LOVE these shots and the play with shadows <3 x

  • rhe says:

    thanks for the tips, i love having beach hair both on & off the beach!

  • Natali says:

    Looking incredible as always! LOVE these photos and your sunnies are super cool!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Kay Nguyen says:

    Love these tips! I will try them out for sure <3

  • Shloka says:

    Beach waves are not easy to master and you’ve done it so well! I think these tips are sure to work! Thank you for sharing beauty!



    Texture spray is such an important step! Loved this!



  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Wonderful and easy hair tips … love it! 🙂
    Merci for sharing.

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia |A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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