Posted on March 20, 2018
Sola Salon Studios
‘Tis the season for beachy waves and tousled tresses, thanks to spring break on the horizon. This is a great how-to you can teach your clients to recreate while they are on vacation and it is also one that is easy to achieve when you’re pressed for time in the salon and need to give a client a finished look in a flash.
“The perfect beachy waves seen all over Instagram may look like people just rolled out of bed with gorgeous texture, but as stylists, we know that it takes a lot of effort to look effortless,” says Sam Villa, co-founder of Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken.
Creating this look can be achieved by using either a curling rod, a marcel iron or a flat iron. Since Sam is one of our upcoming presenters at our West Palm Beach Sola Session, we are going to show you how to get the look and provide you with some care and styling tips.
Wrap and Twist Technique
Beachy Wave Comb Out
“The comb out is critical for beachy waves because you want to create a small sense of movement and volume with an organic finish…so don’t overwork it,” adds Villa.
Iron Care Tips:
To remove the buildup, I mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda until it’s a thick paste (you only need a small dash of the hydrogen peroxide). Coat the barrel of the marcel iron with the mixture and let it sit for 10 minutes to soften the buildup. Then, wipe off the mixture and use a sponge to get any excess off the barrel. You can also use a toothbrush to get the remainder off, as long as it doesn’t scratch.”
Watch Sam Villa demonstrate a wrap and twist technique with a Marcel iron to create the perfect beach waves that are definitely Insta worthy.