Mermaid and Cavewoman Hair Inspiration

beach hair

How To Do Beach/Messy Hair Waves

Whenever I do my hair like this (which is alot this summer) I have had someone ask how to do it, or mention they like it. So I thought I would write a post about it. Let me point out I am not/have never been a hair stylist, so my technique is how I have taught myself to do it and are probably quite a primitive way, compared to how real hair stylist’s accomplish it.

Speaking about primitive, funnily it is part of my inspiration for this style of hair. I imagine the glamorous 70’s movie cavegirls with their kept, unkept hair and beautiful mermaids with luscious full wavy hair.  I also have hair crushes on celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson and Beyonce.


Mermaid & Cavewoman Inspired Hair

The Tools

how to do beach hairUmberto Giannini Glam Hair Backcomb In A Bottle

BaByliss® Bamboo Ceramic All Purpose Brush

Remington Pearl Hair Curling Wand Ci95

These tips are based on straight or wavy hair.

1.  After I wash my hair I towel dry and leave to dry naturally.  This is so I can get some of the natural wave I have in my hair, if you have quite straight hair you can put your hair into two loose low plaits.   I find its best to do this the night before and to go to bed with nearly dry hair.  Beach hair is about having different textures in your hair, I find my own natural wave gives a good basis to work with.

2.  Once my hair is completely dry (teasing and tonging hair when damp can damage it) I then take my Remington curling wand and work my way through randomly grabbing small pieces of hair twist around the wand and hold for 5 seconds.  I then randomly take larger pieces of hair and hold again for 5 seconds.

3. When I feel I have enough curls and waves I finger through my hair to separate slightly.  I do not comb through as it make my hair bushy.

4. My hair is very thick and heavy, also I think this style looks better with a tiny bit of volume.  So at the t-section of my hair, I take sections and slightly tease 5 inches away from the roots.  So I don’t have to do too much teasing and while I am still holding up each section, I give a quick spray with Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Backcomb In A Bottle.

5.  I then flick my head upside down and give a quick spray over with the Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Backcomb In A Bottle.  Flick back and voilà.

Kylie x

  6 comments for “Mermaid and Cavewoman Hair Inspiration

  1. 26 July, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I love your hair!

    • 29 July, 2011 at 12:54 am

      Thankyou 🙂 xx

  2. 26 July, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    you’re lucky that you already have natural waves! looks amazinggg

    • 29 July, 2011 at 12:55 am

      Thankyou, but my natural waves are not very nice, more like a tangled bush lol. xx

  3. 28 July, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I wish I had seen this last night! I just tried the sock-curling method last night and it was a totally failure. I’m saving this page for next time! Thanks for your lovely comment xo

    • 29 July, 2011 at 12:55 am

      I hope it helps someone 🙂 xx

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