It's Monday but I could care less because I am officially on vacay! Starting my career as an elementary teacher, I never thought I would have to return to a life of no summers off. It's definitely a tough luxury to give up, so I appreciate my time off like you wouldn't believe now that I don't have it. With the extra few days, I'm getting plenty done this week before we head out east to Montauk for the fourth. First up is this hair tutorial, which has been my most-requested video content to-date.

I'm so excited to finally be able to share a full tutorial for my signature beachy waves with you guys! Breaking down the process step-by-step, from the right way to hold the wand to my favorite post-styling products.

Read more about my tips + tricks below and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for updates on new videos!
[also see: styling tips for the perfect beachy waves]

Tip for short hair: Using a wand with shorter hair, it's easy to lose a lot of length quickly. To gain some length back and keep your hair from looking like Shirley Temple, once you're done curling, gently run a flatiron over your curls with one pass. While your hair is still hot, give your ends a tug to flatten your curls out. Doing this will achieve a gorgeous, tousled beachy look like this.

Tip for a more undone look: After curling, use a flatiron to straighten the bottom 2" of your hair. This will help to create a piecey, lived-in style!

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26 responses to “Video Tutorial: My Signature Beachy Waves”

  1. Kelsey says:

    You have the best hair!! I use the T3 curling wand too and it is the absolute best! xo

  2. Jenna says:

    Great post – I am blessed to have naturally wavy hair (and some good ol’ water does the trick if the waves aren’t perfect in the morning) but this video was super awesome! I will definitely be sharing it with some of my friends who envy wavy hair 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna <3
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    • Danielle says:

      Oh how cool that your hair is naturally wavy! I’d kill for that – but we always want what we don’t have, right?!

  3. I need that wand in my life. You hair looks fabulous.


  4. Killin it girl! This is awesome!! I need to pick up that powder puff.

    xo Laura Leigh

  5. Morgan says:

    Great idea to use a flat iron on short hair after wanding it! I have pretty short and need to try this!

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    • Danielle says:

      Yes! My friend Sylvia taught me and I’ve passed it on to so many people who says it’s a game-changer!

  6. Ashley Hargrove says:

    T3 has the absolute best styling products ever. I love my wand AND the hair dryer is amazing for extensions!

  7. Azanique says:

    I love my T3! It is the best styling tool 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

  8. Brittany says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous!!! The T3 wand is everything!!


  9. Mollie says:

    I love the T3 wand too! I’ve been wanting to try wavy but I always end up curing – Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

    xx Mollie

  10. Liz says:

    You seriously have the best hair! definitely saving this video!

  11. Cathy says:

    Your hair always looks amazing! Great tutorial. I have to try this, I can never get my hair to look wavy!


  12. Anna English says:

    Your hair always looks flawless girl! Love the T3 wand!

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