Hair Tutorial: How to Create Beach Waves with a Curling Iron

This post on how to create beach waves with a curling iron was sponsored by Revlon Hair Tools as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.  Thanks for helping me to support the brands I love.

I’ve been working on mastering the perfect beach waves lately and have been practicing with curling wands, curling irons and flatirons. Today I’m going to show you how I’ve been curling it with my new Revlon Perfect Heat Curling Iron.

There are quite a few different ways to create beach waves with a curling iron so I’ll go over all of the ones I use.  The easiest way in my opinion is to curl your hair with a curling iron like you’re using a curling iron.  Don’t clip your hair under the curling iron clip, just wind it around the curling iron barrel like you would a iron.  The looser you curl it and the shorter amount of time you hold it (mixed with a larger barrel) will produce larger curls (or waves.)  I prefer beach waves so I use this method to make look curls and waves. 

How to Create the Perfect Beach Waves with a Curling Iron

Lately I’ve been curling all my hair the same direction and then brushing it out with the Revlon Perfect Style Make it Straight XL Paddle Brush.  I love how it seems to really make your hair look and feel thicker and smooth.  The Revlon Perfect Style Extra Large Paddle Brush helps reduce drying time, has a soft rubberized handle and reduces frizz.  It’s best for longer hair like mine, and it is perfect to help brush out curls and get the perfect wave.

The other way I like to curl my hair using a curling iron is to wrap all the pieces underneath the clip, but not like you did it back in middle school.  = )  We’re looking to create loose curls and waves, not ringlets.  Less is more.  You can always go back and curl pieces more.  It’s harder to get the curl out of your hair when you look like Shirley Temple.  I also always curl the pieces away from my face, especially for those pieces that frame the face.  You’ll also notice I don’t curl my hair all the way to the end.  I leave the ends straight.  That’s what helps give you that “I just woke up with these gorgeous loose waves” look.

Whether you decide to blow dry your hair immediately before curling it or you let it air dry is definitely based on preference.  Whichever way you decide to use to curl your hair, Revlon Hair Tools are some of my favorites to use to help achieve that perfect loose wave.  I’ve been a fan of them for years and love their XL Paddle Brush, Curling Iron and Extra Thick Elastic Hair Bands.  They’re available at Walmart, and they stay packed in my suitcase and gym bag at all times. 

How do you curl your hair? Do you create your beach waves with a curling iron?  Do you use Revlon Hair Tools? Let me know in a comment below!

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  1. Vickie

    Your hair always looks good! I need that curling iron!

  2. sandra

    What do you use to get the curls to stay? Hairspray? Gel?

  3. Nancy

    Love the Hair! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party!

  4. Avani

    Oh. Such a great share. And those are such gorgeous curls.

  5. Kileen

    Your hair is always so gorgeous! I love your curls, definitely need to try out this one!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  6. Hillary Conheady

    I’ve always wanted those perfect beach waves so I need to try all of this!!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

  7. emily

    Great post! I typically use a curling iron for my under layers since they’re shorter and a bit harder to hold with a wand, and I ALWAYS love the result!

  8. Liz

    Your hair always kooks so pretty! I love the bounty, beauty waves!!

  9. Cathy

    This is so good! I am horrible with hairstyles and need so much help! I am going to try this. Thank you for posting!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  10. Iesha Vincent

    Those waves look amazing. The Revlon curling iron definitely looks like it creates great holding curls.

    oxo,
    Iesha aka Lesh
    LivingLesh.com

  11. Rach

    I love the look of beach waves! I didn’t realize that you have to hold the barrel this way. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Going to try that!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  12. Kelsey

    You have the best hair!!! The perfect waves!

  13. Mollie

    Your hair looks amazing!! I always like to curl my hair away from my face too, its such a good tip!

    xx Mollie

  14. Greta

    I’m always so jealous of your beautiful waves! Thanks for this tutorial!

  15. Stephanie

    I never used to prefer a curling iron, but every time my hair stylist does my hair, that’s what she uses and it looks amazing. Now I’m thinking I need to invest in one!

  16. Lee

    Ooo ive never tried beach waves with a curling iron before -thanks for sharing these tips; im going to give this a try!

  17. ashley hargrove

    Your hair always looks so amazing! This is how I do my hair too! So easy!!

  18. Lindsay

    Your hair always looks amazing! Revlon makes the best tools

  19. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    Looks FABULOUS – Revlon has always made phenomenal tools!!!

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