How To Style Mega Waves

Mega Wave Hair TutorialOur pal, Laura, always has the most amazing giant waves in her hair. I wanted to learn her method, and I had a feeling our blog readers would like it too. (right? right!) So without further ado, here's Laura's styling technique for mega beachy waves!Mega Wave Hair Tutorial First, pull your hair into 2-3 sections. Start with the bottom section. Wrap small sections of hair around your curling iron starting at the root, pulling it tight and holding each strand on the iron for five seconds. Work your way up through each layer, finishing with the bangs. Run your fingers through the curls, loosening them a little. Tease your roots around the crown of your head. Be sure to tease layers under the top layer, so all of the fuzziness is hidden underneath layers. Spray a little spray wax on your fingers and use it to define the ends of your hair. Spray with a finishing spray and enjoy your big beachy waves all day long! 

The spray wax Laura uses is Sexy Hair Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty Texturizing Hair Spray.Mega Wave Hair Tutorial  Now I'm off to try it on my own hair! And be sure to check out Laura's brand new blog, The Band Wife. xo. Elsie 

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  • This is just how I curl my hair and really works! Great post. Off to check out the log now too!! 🙂 x

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  • Wonderful! Looks great! When I try it, it never looks this way!
    By the ways girls, I have been reading your blog for a while and I absolutely love it! You girls rock and are a great inspiration for my every day life here in Italy!

  • I’ll have to try this! I only know two ways to curl my hair and I’m always looking for new things to try!

    x Sara from

  • I. Need. To. Try. This. ^_^

    xo Melanie

  • I want to try waves but I always fail hahaha her hair looked very fantastic! 😀

  • Those are such beautiful curls!! 🙂

  • i like using a clipless curling iron to make the curls more wavy and less shirley temple! great tutorial!
    xo aiyanajane

  • I’m going to try this. I love curly hair but my hair is beast!

  • I did this today, yay! But I would definitely suggest not washing your hair before hand OR using a really good style prep, like, Aveda pure abundance style-prep!

    (I would post a link to my blog but it’s a sex blog and doesn’t quite fit in among the rest of the blogs posted!)

  • so gorgeous! whenever i wrap my hair around the barrel i seem to always burn my hand, but will give it another try 🙂

  • I love this look! Not to perfect but still put together. Thanks for sharing! -jb.

  • Great tutorial, I am always trying to get the perfect curl so will definitely be giving this a go!

  • Man, I’m always looking for new ways to create big, wavy hair. This are some great tips! Thank you!

  • So so pretty, but sadly I have too much hair and curls drop out unless they are set so hard that they go crunchy (sigh)

    Gemma typically.pretty.english

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  • thank you so much for the tutorial! I`ll try it myself

  • One of my favorite looks 🙂 My hair doesn’t hold curls very well. What finishing spray should I use?

  • I’ve recently changed from a curling iron to a wand and that makes it easier for me to do the beach curls! it’s my favorite way to style my hair lately 🙂


  • Such a great hair tutorial! Your hair is gorgeous!


  • I love curly hair! Unfortunately on mine doesn’t work 🙁
    Too straight!! someone knows any trick?

  • Wow gorgeous waves, they looks great on her, not sure I could pull it off though!

  • I’m buying a big curling wand soon! Hopefully it will make my hair look like this! Right no I have a small clamp curling iron.

  • What size is your curling iron? I think I have one that size, I would really like to get loose waves like these, but, as one of the readers said above, mine always turn Shirley Temple like too!

  • Love this, i can never get the beachy wave look right, ill give it a go! xo

  • I love doing this to my hair!

    Lulu xx

  • Oh my goodness – definitely trying this today!! Love her hair so much.

    Stephanie May*

  • That’s what I do every morning (pretty much) and my hair never looks that great!

  • Lovely tutorial! It was a huge help!

    Emma x

  • Thanks for sharing! I’ve never tried curling w/o the clamp so I’m excited to give this a try!



  • Thanks for the tutorial! What size curling iron do you recommend for this style?

  • This is such a pretty look! I have naturally curly hair but it is WILD and I can never seem to tame it into something so sleek.

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays Bloglovin

  • Love this post and the model is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tips.

  • Oh I wear this hairstyle quite often! 🙂 You can take a look on my blog 😉

  • Wow,it turned out looking absolutely natural!
    Love it!


  • These waves looks amazing!! Laura looks so pretty!!!

    Erica of

  • Laura’s waves look picture perfect. I would love to try mega waves in my hair, but curls never stay.


  • I wish I could get my hair to look like that, it’s so pretty! X

    Claire Nina

  • Great tutorial! I have crazy curly hair, so I don’t have much of a use for it, but it looks lovely 🙂


  • Definitely gonna try this !! thanks

  • Hi Ladies – love the hair styling posts but here’s a challenge/suggestion for your next one: like several people out there I have severe allergies. This includes allergies to all fragrances. As a result I use unscented soaps, shampoos, cleaning products, etc. Also as a result I have had a very difficult time finding any sort of styling product (i.e.: mouse, hair spray, heat protector for using a curling iron, etc). I usually just pull my fine hair back in frustration and feel like I’m always a mess! Can you help find products or come up with tips for those of us who can’t use traditional products on the market?

  • Very nice post!!You have a great blog 🙂

    Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!

  • If only my hair can come up looking so chic and natural like that… sigh… Mahalo for posting.

  • Great tips! I have naturally curly hair, but I love curling it sometime for more perfect waves!

    Juliette Laura

  • Wowwww very very nice!!!!! You are soooooooo pretttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

    Kiss from Andalucía

  • She looks great in the waves! I love the shirt, too 🙂

  • I love my pixie cut, but these tutorials make me wish I had long hair!! Beautiful 🙂

    xx Ashleigh

  • The curls stay better if you wrap them the reverse way around foam curlers and brush them out with your fingers :D. Requires barely any hairspray! I get compliments all the time, plus it gives you bigger hair.♥

  • Hahah I actually just put a post up on beach waves-but it’s kind of a joke, so I love that you put up a REAL tutorial! 🙂

    Her hair looks gorgeous!

  • I was looking for this tutorial. Thank you so much for this

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  • Ooooh, pretty! I get a similar look, but I just braid my hair at night after my shower, then blow dry the braid just enough that I don’t sleep on a wet pillow.

  • You are so nice! 🙂 You remind me of youtube beauty/DIY guru Mr.Kate 🙂
    Check out my blog ? 🙂 xx

  • Ironically I have to straighten my curly hair, then curl it with the curling iron to get waves! =P

  • Love it! Her waves look like hanging out at the beach in the summer. Awesome!

  • She’s gorgeous! & what lovely hair! Off to check out her blog now 🙂

  • love this! I’ve been looking at purchasing a slightly larger curling iron since I’ve been after bigger beachy waves lately! now I’ll definitely have to!

  • LOVE her blog! So glad to see her face (and amazing hair) here! Hope y’all are having an amazing Monday!

  • I can never get my hair to that ‘wavy’ state with a curling iron. It always goes right to Shirley Temple style curls 🙁 I’ll have to try out her method and see if that helps!

    Lauren @ in between idols.

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