This GVP curling wand is absolutely my favorite hair tool at the moment. I use it to help me achieve the beachy wave look. This beachy wave style is a hot trend right now and it looks really boho and carefree, which is great for a youthful and playful look. I have attached a link below so you can purchase your own GVP Curling Wand. A good curling wand, like the GVP Wand, will help you with accomplishing perfect beach waves. Not to curly but just enough to create a curl/wave!
- Wash hair, towel-dry and comb hair out.
- Prepping hair to hold the curl is very important. If your hair doesn’t hold a curl well, don’t skip this step. If you have straight-ish hair, turn head upside down and spray freshly washed roots with volumizing or texturizing spray. Massage it in (stylist Garren insists the rubbing motion creates body and texture). If your hair is naturally coarse or curly, work a straightening balm through hair to tone down curls. You may opt to use a heat protection spray to keep hair from burning.
- Blow dry hair straight, starting at the roots to get extra volume. Hair must be completely dry for this look to work. Blow cold air at the roots to add volume (cold air locks in style).
- Separate hair into three sections, securing with a ponytail holder. (It’s easier this way to curl your way through each section).
- To curl hair, you can also use a wide-barrel curling iron, at least 1 inche, but I strongly recommend investing in a clampless curling iron, such as the GVP wand I mentioned above. These clampless curling irons will change your life. The curling iron comes with a glove to protect your hand from the heat of the barrel.
- Spritz a section of hair with texturizing spray, then take a 1-inch portion of hair and wrap hair around the barrel of the curling iron. Note: If using a regular curling iron, wrapping hair is different from the traditional curling method. You don’t want to “clip” hair into the barrel. Wrapping allows you to curl all the way to the root. When you’re curling, make sure to leave ends loose to avoid a crimp mark. Release the curl after about 10-15 seconds (hold longer if you want a tighter curl). You should end up with a corkscrew curl.
- Spritz curl with holding spray.
- Alternate the direction of the curl as you work your way through each section. (It’s all in the direction you wind hair around the barrel of the curling iron. Start by placing hair on top of the barrel and wrapping around, then switch by putting the barrel on top of the hair before winding it around). Alternating directions makes curls look more natural. Some curls can remain tight, some loose.
- Remove nozzle from dryer and gently loosen waves with cool air. You can also separate curls with your fingers, just make sure not to brush them out.
- To add shine, spritz a hair sernum. Stylist David Babaii finger-combs Biosilk Silk Therapy serum into actress Kate Hudson’s hair. You can forego hair serum and spritz with salt water spray. I like John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea spray or Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.
- Set with hairspray,or don’t, whatever you prefer. Just don’t overdo the spray, you DON’T want new waves to feel “crunchy.”
What You Need:
- Volumizing spray
- Straightening balm (if you have thick, course hair)
- Hair dryer
- A 1-inch barrel curling iron
- Shine serum
- Saltwater spray
Once you learn how to curl it properly this style will be fast. Perfect for school or if you are in a rush to go somewhere. If you are feeling adventurous add a side braid. Please feel free to comment on your results. I would love to know how it worked out for you!