Hair Tutorial: Easy, Beachy Mermaid Waves
Happy May, luvvies! In honor of all things sunny and summer-y, we want to inspire you for your upcoming summertime plans -- whether you're headed to the beach or just your local patio -- with a whole month of beachy posts. Today's beauty article is dedicated to crafting the easiest, breeziest mermaid waves. To begin: start with clean hair. I like to do a middle part when I'm rocking the mermaid waves. The secret to perfect mermaid waves, (as opposed to bigger, flatter ribbon curls*), is to twist each small section before you wrap it around the barrel of the wand. *Larger rolled curls are created by making sure the section of hair is flat against the wand barrel (like wrapping a flat ribbon around it). Wrap the section back away from your face, then hold the end of the twisted section of hair and allow the curl to set for around 7 seconds. Don't burn your hair off! Continue to curl each section away from your face, then do the same on the other side of your head. Normally I use a brush to separate my curls; however, for mermaid waves I use my fingers to carefully comb through each section. Once you've finger-combed your curls, use a sea salt spray (you know I love this one by Not Your Mother's) to add texture and give your waves lasting hold. Well there you have it girls: the perfect hair style for the beach. And this whole look only takes around 10 minutes. Eat your heart out, Ariel! And yes, luvvies wear lipstick at the beach.