It’s been a few months since I cut my hair above my shoulders and I’m having a blast thinking up new and exciting ways to style my hair. My newest hair obsession is soft beach waves using a flat iron.
This technique creates subtle waves instead of large, barrel curls you’d get using a typical curling iron. It’s a great way to get that bohemian or surfer girl look.
I love how beach waves add dimension and volume to my hair and it just makes styling so much more fun. Also, if I don’t have time to dry my hair straight with a blow dryer, I end up with random waves (not the cute ones) all over my hair.
When this happens, I add a few waves using my flat iron and it instantly transforms my hair and diminishes any kinks.
How To Get Beach Waves With A Flat Iron
For this tutorial, I’m using ConAir’s Infiniti Pro 2-in-1 Styler. I like this flat iron because the curved, heated plates on the outside keep me from getting kinks. This look is very easy and I think mostly in part due to the flat iron I use. I’ve tried the same technique with a flat iron without the outer plates, and constantly had sharp creases — don’t you hate that?
I finish the look with a texturing finishing spray by Kristin Ess. This spray goes on light and gives you hold without the sticky, tacky feel of most hair sprays. It also gives some volume and is great for thin hair.
This styler made the process really simple and only took a few minutes to achieve.
Check out the video here: