Beach Waves Hair Tutorial: How to Create This Effortless Look

Create gorgeous beach waves for long hair that you can wear no matter the season!

The beach waves hairstyle is a versatile look that you can sport anytime, anywhere. Beach waves add texture, movement, and volume to your hair. Plus, they give you an effortlessly chic look. It’s a great way to style your hair when you want to leave it down but still make it look fab. 

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to create beach waves for long hair, you’re in for a treat because today, we’re teaching you how to nail this ‘do. Check out the steps we’ve laid down below in our beach waves hair tutorial. 

Step 1

Make your hair manageable

To make sure your hair is easy to style, wash it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates your hair up to 10 layers deep to nourish it from within. It also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash, including making your hair smooth, soft, and shiny, calming frizz, detangling, strengthening, and providing heat protection. 

Beach waves: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a white blouse and denim shorts
Step 2

Apply mousse

This helps in adding volume to your hair and giving your waves definition. Put a dollop of mousse on your palms and apply it evenly to your damp hair. If you’re looking for a hair mousse to use for this hairstyle, try VO5 Extra Body Mousse

Beach waves: Asian woman applying mousse to her long black hair against a champagne-colored background
Step 3

Make waves!

Using a flat iron, create soft waves by clamping the hair at mid-lengths and twisting the iron outwards. Work on your hair section by section, repeating the process until you’ve finished curling all of your hair.

Beach waves: Asian woman curling her long black hair wearing a white blouse and denim shorts
Step 4

Loosen your waves

Finger-comb your waves to make them look relaxed. Then, spritz TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light, invisible hold that helps your hairstyles last. It’s also fast-drying and humidity-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your waves losing their shape after a few hours. 

Beach waves: Asian woman finger-combing her long black wavy hair wearing a white blouse and denim shorts

1. Beach Waves for Short Hair

Asian woman with short wavy hair wearing a light blue dress
Beach waves add volume and a lot of oomph to your hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Even if you have a bob or a lob, you can still sport beautiful beach waves. It’s also a clever hair hack to make your think hair look thicker.

2. Polished Beach Waves

Polished Beach Waves
You can go for this hairstyle if you want waves to go with your corporate-chic outfit. Credit: Dennie Ramon

In this hairstyle, the shape of the waves look uniform. To do this, use a curling iron to curl your hair from the mid-lengths up to the tips to give your beach waves a more consistent shape and size.

3. Layered Waves

Haircuts for wavy hair: Asian woman with long black wavy hair wearing a white shirt against a pink background
Layers and waves make for a chic hair combo. Credit Shutterstock

Waves and layers make for a messy-chic look. It’s perfect for second-day hair or when you don’t have time to iron your hair straight.

The beach waves hairstyle’s messy and less-defined curls that seem to go in every direction is what make it look effortlessly cool and “chill-chic”. Feel free to save the video so you can go back and watch it again and again until you’ve mastered the art of creating beachy waves!

4. Long Wavy Hair with Bangs

Long wavy hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long brown wavy hair with bangs wearing a white long-sleeved to against a blue wall
See-through bangs and shallow waves make for a chic look. Credit: Shutterstock

Sport a dainty and feminine look with soft waves and bangs. It also gives your look a trendy, Korean-chic vibe that you can wear on any occasion.

5. Dark Waves With Brown Highlights

Asian woman with long beach waves wearing a pink sweater
Aside from helping your beach waves shine, highlights also add warmth to your face. Credit: Charles Parker from Pexels

Highlights add dimension to your hair, so they can help draw more attention to the shape of your beach waves. Even highlights that are a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color can already make a huge impact on your overall look.

There you have it! Now, you know how to create beach waves and you have this hairstyles to inspire you. Enjoy!

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