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14th Jun 2018

These beach waves are so easy to do, you can’t mess it up (no, really)

Loose, tousled beach waves (think Lauren Conrad) are pretty much the sexiest (and most low-maintenance) hair style you can rock in the summer.

And if YOU fancy re-creating the famous loose LC curls at home, you’re in luck, because her hair stylist, Kristin Ess, just shared a brief and super easy tutorial on her Instagram page – and all you need is your hair straightener.

In fact, in her caption, she claims it’s so simple that there really are only two things you need to do:

“They’re super easy and fast if you can do 2 things: keep your iron moving & don’t overthink it.”

Are you ready for your sexiest hair ever?

Flat iron waves might be my most requested tutorial of all time. They’re super easy and fast if you can do 2 things: keep your iron moving & don’t overthink it. Here’s a quick peek at how I do mine. (There will be a slower, more in depth version coming soon, too.) 1️⃣ I prepped Nora’s air dried hair with KEH Instant Lift Thickening Spray (that’s the one I call “liquid mousse”) and rough dried it with my fingers to get any remaining dampness out. I prefer using this to prep because it doesn’t make the iron stick to the hair like some sprays. 2️⃣ I personally like to create those face framing waves FIRST! It really helps me determine where the rest of the waves will start. Continue alternating wave directions. There’s no right or wrong. You have to determine what looks best on you! Some people like waves to start higher up and some like them to below the ear. Totally subjective. 3️⃣ Continue making waves around your head and skip the bottom if you have a bob or a lob. Just keep the iron moving!! Tip: Rarely do I wave the bottom layers of a bob or lob because a lot of people just don’t need it and sometimes it just makes the bob/lob too bulky. 4️⃣ And my favorite trick? Finishing with a fine mist of @evianwater spray. I use this because it breaks up the waves in a very natural way and gives the hair a little bit of good frizz, yes there is such a thing. It also helps make those little dents disappear if you accidentally make any. 5️⃣ Last I add a veil of KEH Signature Finishing Spray (my texture spray/hairspray hybrid) to add texture and hold. ? Fun facts: I prefer the @ghdhair 1″ Classic Styler for flat iron waves. The Evian water spray I use is actually a facial mist. #kristinesshair #hairvideos

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