beach waves

Let’s talk about one of the most popular hairstyle Google searches of all time: BEACH WAVES. They are sexy as hell, and we’re all here for it. Amiright?!

Today I’m sharing exactly how I achieve those beachy waves in a video, plus breaking down the products I use.

Since we’re all at home lately, we’ve got time to play around. I have been testing out new products like crazy, playing with all kinds of make-up, and perfecting the beach waves look. Andrew and I are also doing lots of at-home date nights, so we get all dressed up, light some candles, and have dinner on the couch together. Let’s just say we’re making the best out of this quarantine situation.

Okay, let’s get into how I get sexy beach waves at home. WATCH VIDEO:


ALLIGATOR CLIPS – You need a good clip to section off your hair, so get a good, sturdy alligator clip. I have thick hair, so I needed something BIG.

ROUND BRUSH – If you’ve got naturally curly or wavy hair, you’re going to want to blow-dry it straight. A round brush is the perfect brush to get smooth, sleek hair. I started my look by using this brush. It’s super important in the blow-drying step.

GHD HELIOS HAIR DRYER – Okay, when it comes to hot tools, I’m extremely particular. I’ve never ever shared a blow-dryer on the blog before because I’ve never found one to be very good. Except right now. I’ve been using the ghd Helios hair dryer for a few months now, and I’ve been loving it! My hair dries SO quickly and the blow dryer leaves my hair frizz-free and smooth as ever. The technology is remarkable.

Here are some features of the ghd Helios Hair Dryer:

  • Unique Aeroprecis™ technology
    • Enables intuitive styling with more precise control for smoother salon results with +30% more shine*
  • Ultimate styling control
    • ghd’s contoured nozzle for a highly concentrated airflow
  • Advanced ionic technology
    • Reduced frizz and fly-aways* for an impeccable finish with smooth & shiny results
  • Bespoke acoustic system technology
    • Low sound levels for a more refined blow-dry experience
  • Cool shot button
    • For a quick blast of air to fix your look in place
  • Great, more professional results
    • 30% more shine
    • Better styling control
    • Drastically speeds up styling time
  • Ergonomic balance for a lighter styling experience
    • Light-weight 1875 Watt brushless motor for faster drying

GHD PLATINUM+ STYLER – This is one of the best flat irons I’ve ever used and highly recommended for beach waves. Guys, trust me on this one, it’s SO GOOD. I love that the plates don’t snag on your hair and the best part is, that the plates actually measure the thickness of your hair and distribute the heat evenly, keeping your hair as healthy as ever.

The styler reaches a maximum temperature of 365 degrees, and they explain why. Basically the ghd scientists have studied and analyzed specific hair types and heating of hair and have found that 365 degrees is the optimal temperature where hair is most flexible and can achieve long lasting results. Heating higher than 365 degrees can permanently damage the hair and discolour the hair, whereas lower than 365 degrees doesn’t heat enough, and your hairstyle won’t last. They’ve found that 365 degrees is truly the optimal temperature. This goes for the hair dryer as well.

Here are some features of the ghd Platinum+ Styler:

  • Ultra-zone with predictive technology
    • Responds to your hair and the way you style to control heat more effectively than ever before
    • Ultimate styling results: 70% less breakage, 2 times more color protection results in one stroke
  • Precision milled plates with ultra-gloss coating
    • For instant frizz-free styling and 20% more shine
  • Modernized, sleek design and round barrel
    • For versatile, snag-free, quick and easy styling
  • Unique wishbone hinge
    • Holds the plates in perfect alignment, giving you the control, you need to create any style
  • Sleep mode
    • Switches off if not used for 30 minutes – for safety and ease of mind

DESIGN.ME GLOSS ME HAIR SERUM – I’ve talked about this hair oil a lot on the blog as well as my Instagram. It’s a Monday Must-Have! This hair oil/serum keeps your hair looking shiny, healthy, and frizz-free. It’s also made from really good, clean ingredients. I usually apply this on dry hair, once I’ve styled everything. However, you can also use this on damp hair to lock in moisture.

So, if you want to achieve gorgeous, beach waves at home, grab these products and get styling. Also, I totally get that these hot tools are on the pricier end, however, they are VERY worth it, and will last you a long time.

If you’ve ever gotten one of those cheaper drugstore hot tool, you know they will only last you a few uses and will totally fry your hair. (Speaking from experience LOL).

Xx, kim


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