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How to Get the Beachy Waves of Your Dreams — No Matter What Your Hair Type

Nothing quite says effortless, cool girl hair than beachy waves. The perfectly imperfect ‘do gives a sense of je ne sais quoi and is one way to keep an air of summer year-round.

There are plenty of ways to achieve the look — some prefer using a good old curling wand while others insist a flat iron is the way to go. And some just skip the hot tools altogether, pulling off a Gisele-esque ‘do overnight. Sure, the variety of methods may seem overwhelming but just think of it this way: at least one of these techniques is bound to work!

So, to help you achieve the wavy hairstyle of your dreams, we’ve rounded up the best beachy waves tutorials for short hair, long hair, thick, thin, straight and curly hair. And we’ve even thrown in flat iron waves and no heat waves in there for good measure.

Want more beach wave inspo? Check out the gallery below.

For short hair

For long hair

For thick hair

For hair that’s hard to curl

For curly hair

For natural hair


With a flat iron

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