You might be spending more of your summer days sitting in the office than frolicking in the sand, but you can still bring a touch of the beach to the boardroom with sexy, tousled surf hair. Read on to learn how to achieve one of our favourite looks of the season.
The Overnight Method
This method works best if you have 10-15 minutes to spend on your hair in the morning.
1. Wash hair and condition the ends lightly.
2. Towel-dry and work a conditioning mousse like Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Mousse or spritz a texturizing spray like David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray throughout your hair, combing your locks with a wide-tooth comb once the product is distributed.
3. Coil your hair into two loosely gathered buns and secure with a scrunchy or hair pins. Alternately, braid your hair for more defined waves. The tighter the braid, the more defined the waves. Let your hair dry naturally as you sleep.
4. Finger-comb your bed-head waves. Wrap sections of hair around a medium-barrel curling iron or straightener to add definition to waves. Leave the ends out and wrap hair loosely to avoid curls instead of waves.
5. Finish by combing through your hair with your fingers to soften and break up the waves. Add a shine serum like John Frieda Hair Serum Original Formula to give your hair a sexy luster.
The Five-Minute Method
Don’t have time to prime your hair the night before? No need to worry! You can still get beachy keen waves in just five minutes.
1. Work an anti-frizz smoothing creme through damp hair and blow-dry as usual. Hair already dry? Skip straight ahead to step two.
2. Brush out snarls and tangles from dry hair.
3. Flip hair upside down and, starting from the ends, scrunch a lightweight mousse throughout your hair. The amount you use will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. Be careful to avoid completely saturating your hair with mousse, or you’ll end up with crunchy clumps.
4. Finger comb your hair, and separate it into two sections. Further separate each section into another two sections, twist each of these sections around each other, coil into a loose bun and secure with hair pins or a scrunchy. Repeat for the other side.
5. Allow mousse to fully dry, release hair from the buns, and break up the waves with your fingers. Finish with a spray gloss for extra-luminous locks.
Kate Hudson photo courtesy of Almay