This Heat-Free Beach Wave Hack Is GENIUS
One of our favourite hair moments during NYFW was the '70s beach wave spotted on Kendall, Bella, Gigi, and crew at Diane von Furstenberg—an ethereal style reminiscent of a young Diane herself. We are beyond obsessed with this look, though we admit it can be tricky to execute if you weren't born a supermodel who has a crew of beauty experts ready to help out. Luckily, we discovered a genius heat-free hack to channel your inner bombshell and imitate the look. Keep scrolling to see stunning backstage photos of the models as hairstylists used curling irons to create the look, plus find out how to recreate it - heat-free - at home!
Rough dry just-washed hair. Skip the hairbrush and use your hands to avoid smoothing out any natural wave. We love Parlux's 3800 Ceramic and Ionic Dryer ($144) because it always seems to add a little extra volume, which helps with fuller styles.
Once dry, brush out hair and create a side part using an extra-soft bristle brush like Mason Pearson's Boar Bristle Brush ($88). This will smooth out the hair without making it fall flat.
Continue until all hair is curled (and pinned), then spray with a lightweight hairspray like Toni & Guy's Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray ($16).
Not into hot tools? We picked up a genius hack from Tresemme's NYFW ambassador, stylist Orlando Pita (who designed the look for DVF's show), for creating waves without a curling iron. See: @SomethingNavy above.
Step 1: Create a deep side-part in wet hair and apply Tresemme's Perfectly (Un)Done Wave Creating Foam ($9) for soft hold and texture. Starting at the base of the neck, separate a 2-inch section of hair, twist into a bun and secure with a pin. Next, create second and third rows of buns above the first one, until all hair is secured.
Step 2: Allow each twisted bun to air dry (you can use a hairdryer here but then you'd technically be using a heated tool). Once dry, unravel each bun, pulling apart the hair twists with your fingers.
Step 3: Gently brush out the waves and lightly tease the front section to create soft volume.
What do you think of styling beach waves without the hot tools? Sound off below!