Beauty, Fashion

How to get perfect beach waves

14th April, 2018

Hairstylist Remington Schulz says his client Elle Ferguson “is the ultimate Bondi babe, and has the beach waves to match. She isn’t afraid of adding volume and a bit of texture either!” Pic via @elleferguson

A hairstylist at Sydney’s Edwards and Co and Pantene ambassador, Remington Schulz is a favourite of celebs and bloggers. He been entrusted with the manes of  the likes of Ruby Rose, Megan Gale and Gritty Pretty founder and editor-in-chief Eleanor Pendleton. If we’re talking beach waves however, it’s important to note that Remington’s responsible for styling influencer and blogger Elle Ferguson. Frankly Elle’s arguably got the best relaxed beachy waves around, and if you want to nail the look, it’s her hair you should probably be aiming for! Lucky for us, Remington’s decided to share his step-by-step guide to nailing this look at home, along with some of his secrets for ensuring a perfect end result.

Getting started

“It can be tempting to load up hair with sea salt sprays and dry shampoo for extra texture, but the key to this look is starting with a healthy hair base. A deeply moisturising shampoo and conditioner (and treatment if necessary!) will help relax the hair cuticles and ensure that hair doesn’t end up looking dry or straggly.” 

What you need in your tool kit
  • “Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner is the perfect in-shower preparation for this look. The nourishing combination gives hair the moisture it needs, preventing it from becoming dry and damaged during the styling process.” 
  • “The Beachwaver Pro curling iron has a long-barrel length which makes waving hair a breeze. It also self-rotates, which is great if you struggle with the back sections!”
  • “Clips to help section the hair, this seems simple but it will simplify the process and ensure you don’t miss any pieces of hair.” 
What to do

1.    Wash and blow dry your hair naturally to give it some volume and texture.

2.    Section the hair from ear to ear, pinning up the front left and right sections.

3.    Starting with the back section of your hair, use a medium-barrelled tong to start curling the hair through the mid-section, ensuring you don’t tong the roots or ends!

4.    Move onto the front and side sections, making sure you are directing the curls away from your face.    

5.    Let your hair cool for at least 10 minutes.

6.    After the hair has cooled, shake the out the curls with your fingers or a wide tooth comb. Don’t be scared to mess it up a bit—it’s meant to be tousled and imperfect!

Remington Schulz

Remington’s tricks of the trade
  • “After curling sections away from the face, change up the direction of your curls in the mid and back sections for a more natural look.” 
  • “Make sure you don’t tong the ends! This is the key difference between glam, bouncy curls and soft, beachy waves.” 
  • “Don’t brush out your curls too quickly. It can be easy to rush to the finish line and mess up those curls before they’ve had a chance to cool and set. Be patient and only add in texture once the hair has had a chance to cool completely.” 
  • “Often, women try and make this look too “perfect”. The beauty of beachy waves is that they can work really well with any natural texture or waves that your hair might have.”


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