Beachy Mermaid Waves Hair Tutorial
Throwback: Restyling hair + products
I’m channeling my inner Daryl Hannah for this tutorial! Who else loved the movie Splash from 1984?!
I’m teaching you how to do these beachy waves with whatever curling iron you already have! No need to purchase a 3 barrel iron, unless this is a look you are wanting on a daily basis in which case a 3 barrel iron would save a lot of time!
This technique takes practice, but if you really pay attention to where you are putting the iron in, you’ll be able to do it!
I used a Babyliss 1 1/4 inch iron(under $50!) and Oribe Beach Wave & Shine Spray.
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Wow i love this hairstyle, it suits you so much! looks very fresh! :))
Love this look! But man, I don’t think I would have the patience to do this! I would give up half way through. Ha! Beautiful on you though!
Such a cute style on you!! Was wondering if you could recommend a curling iron that won’t break the bank?
She uses a Babyliss (sp?) in the video and I’ve gotten a couple of those over the years at
T.J. Maxx in their beauty section marked down quite a bit.
Yes, I’ve found most of my hair styling tools at TJMaxx!!
The babyliss is under $50!
Such a fun look!
Gorgeous. I can’t wait to try it myself.
So simple! I’ve been wanting to try this style but didn’t know how to do it! Thank you for sharing and making it look so easy! 🙂
I love it! Looks so good on you! I’m terribly uncoordinated with a curling iron but think I will give this a try!
love it! excited to try! 🙂
You’re right! A mermaid would NEVER use hairspray!
I can’t wait to try this! If you used a 3-barrel curling iron, would kind would you recommend?
Thanks for another fun video!
About how long in real time does this take you?
Gorgeous hairstyle! Sophie x
Oh, I can’t wait to watch this one. That Oribe spray was my happy place when living in Florida this summer.
Alrighty. Just watched. I LOVE the results but I don’t think I’d have the patience to do my entire head of hair. Maybe. Maybe once this dang humidity breaks and it wouldn’t all go crazy when I went outside. I’ll give it a try.
This looks s great! I don’t know if I would have the time or patience to do this style though!
It looks like you have product in your hair prior to curling as the curl really stayed put. What did you use? So cute – can’t wait to try!
This would take me approximately twelve and a half years to do, but I love it anyway. Your new blonde looks great, too!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Cannot wait to try it on my hair!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!
I love the look of this hairstyle! Great tutorial!
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Obsessed with this!! Thanks for sharing, Kate. So excited to experiment!
I was skeptical when I saw you style that first section, but the end result is really beautiful! It’s nice to change it up from traditional curls.
I LOVE the end results, but I don’t have the patience to do this with my hair!
Must admit, my natural hair texture is happy because it gets pretty close to this look if I put it in a turban, let it down, and let it airdry. (Minus maybe some volume at the crown.) I guess I’m part mermaid, lol!
What product did you have on your hair before you curled your it….. was this clean hair?
I love this look! I recently got this deep waver to do the same look in less time. It works great, takes practice but I love it! I even use it behind the chair often. https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tools-2179-Tourmaline-Technology/dp/B003AKHQG8
Can you recommend an alternative to the Oribe product? It’s very hard to get in Canada. I also agree with some of the other commenters that said it looked like you may have had product in your hair before you started. What did you use? Thanks!
Hi Kate! I love this tutorial! Definitely giving it a try. It looks like you already have product on your hair, could you share what you used beforehand? Also, what color is that nail polish? It looks perfect for summer/fall transition!
Would you recommend this Babylisspro curling iron over a hot tools one?
They are both pretty great, I don’t think one is better than the other actually.
This is such a great tutorial! I’ve always been curious on how to get waves likes this, so I’ll definitely have to try this out for myself now that I know how to do it. Thanks for sharing!
I really enjoy your posts and thank you for all of the great information. What is the best drug store root cover up that you would recommend? I just want to do my own in between getting my hilights done. You are just precious and thank you again!!
You never said what you used in your hair before you started or did you not use anything?
Thank you love watching your videos
I was so excit3d to try this! I’ve been thinking about trying a 3 barrel iron but didn’t want to buy one and have it take up room in the abandoned hair tools/products cupboard if I didn’t like it.
I however failed at this :(.when I took the iron away from the hair it looked either like it had never been there or had kinky lines where the bend should be. Tried drowning it in hairspray for later attempt, still no go. Had to resort to traditional curling method. I have a good 400 plus degree curling iron & used the same products I use when I curl waves in, any ideas?
This style is the perfect answer for my hair! The bottom layers of my hair do a beachy wave, but the top layer never does as well. I can use this technique on the top layer and it blends right in with my natural curl. Thank you for helping me enjoy my natural hair again!
This styling technique is perfect for the hair my clients are looking for. I will certainly be reccomending this tutorial to them! I have been loking for a good wave spray aswell, so ill def check out the Oribe Beach Wave & Shine Spray.
Your hair is beautiful! I love the natural wavy hair. In my opinion I believe the natural look is more flattering than tight curls made from a curling iron. I found your technique to get the waves interesting and different. I will definitely have to give it a try. Personally I have a wand which I use to curl my hair. Do you know a way to do natural beachy waves with that? Right now I curl my hair with the wand and then comb through it to release some of the curls. Do you think this gives the same outcome as your video above does? Thanks for sharing the video and tips!
Do you have any tutorials for a wash and wear type look for leaving your hair all down, but not having the texture look “crunchy” from whatever hair products you used? Something that people on vacation could do when going from the beach/pool to dinner, but don’t want to spend too much time on their hair
My hair length barely brushes the collarbone and this worked great! Only three or four “presses.” Thank!
On this tutorial, what did you use in your hair prior to giving it waves? My hair is very thick and this technique did not work so well for me. I had washed and dried my hair the day before but had not product in it aside from Redken Frizz Control. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Kate, I never would have thought to use the curling iron like this!! I love it so much.
Love this look!! Do your recommend any product in the hair before styling?
Beautiful hairstyles. You make it look so easy!