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Summer is almost here and that means that beach hair is back in season!  While this look seems like something easy to create, looks can be deceiving.  Creating that perfect, careless beach look takes practice.  Candice Gomez from Salon FortyFive in Sand Springs has helped us with few ways you can achieve those effortless locks.
Salt Spray.  This is probably the most basic, effortless way to create beach waves.  Candice suggests using the “Beach Spray” by Kevin Murphy.  Simply spray onto damp hair and towel dry for that perfect, tousled look!  You can even make your own spray by mixing 1 cup hot water to 2 tablespoons of salt.  Since salt sucks moisture out of your hair, try putting in a tablespoon of coconut oil and a smidge of leave-in conditioner.  Your hair will thank you!
Blow Dryer.  You can try this one if you’ve got a bit more time on your hands.  First, divide semi-damp hair into four sections.  Then, lightly spray all of your hair with flexible hairspray and twist each section (in the direction you want the curls to go) until you have a tight coil.  Secure the four coiled sections into a bun, blow dry, remove the buns and style as you wish! Genius!
Overnight Braids.  So you take a shower late at night and are too tired to blow dry and style your hair?  It happens to the best of us.  Next time, divide your hair into two sections.  Braid each section and rest your pretty little head and go to sleep.  The next morning, remove the braids and use a serum or curl booster if desired.
Curling iron.  For this technique, Candice suggests using a curling iron with at least a one inch barrel; bigger if you’ve got it.  With this, you’re just going to curl the ends.  Once you’ve curled all the ends of your hair, run your fingers through it to “mess” it up and ta-da! Beach waves!
Who knew there were so many ways to get the perfect summer look! Which ways have you tried and what is your favorite?  We’d love to hear!
Say a big thank you to Candice Gomez at Salon FortyFive for her great advice and show them some love on their Facebook!
Salon FortyFive
4106 South 113th West Avenue
Sand Springs, OK 74063
(918) 241-4500