Boho Babe
Boho Babe
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
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Before
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
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Wave Away
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
Wave All Over
Wave All Over
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
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Spray Top Third
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
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Add Texture
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
Shake Out
Shake Out
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
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Random Plaits
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves
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Finish!
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create beachy bobo waves

Quick And Easy Beachy Boho Wavy Hair

Author: Charlotte O'Shea

Since entering motherhood my hair has been somewhat neglected. I realised in November that I hadn’t had my highlights done since March, and even though I was working some kind of unintentional ombre, I am normally a slave to the bleach. I missed my ashy blonde roots.

Once I’d finally made an appointment at the hairdressers I figured it was about time I actually styled my locks once in a while, with Christmas fast approaching and a few party dresses purchased my (very old) curling wand made a very welcome appearance.

I don’t enjoy “doing” my hair. It’s too faffy, it’s boring and I get arm ache. I’ve watched several of these alleged “quick” tutorials on Youtube and I’m yawning a few minutes in. SO many products and implements, not to mention all that sectioning with crocodile clips and backcombing fandango.

That said, I do love a beachy boho wave, minimum fuss, maximum longevity and that kind of effortless undone vibe. This tutorial is literally how I create my version, don’t expect gloss or perfection, this really is just-stepped-out-of-the-sea-and-not-a-salon. It’s cool. And it’s quick.

Lottie very kindly modelled for me, I’ve included the details below, the associated images in the slider above and a snazzy step-by-step pin to the right. I would LOVE to hear how you do yours and of course any questions in the comments box below.

{You Will Need}

A curling/waving wand – mine is several years old now but the Mark Hill Salon Professional Interchangeable Wand from Boots is supposed to be excellent. It comes with several barrels – I like the 25mm or 35mm (depending on thickness of hair) to create a more tousled wave rather than a curl.

Root Lifting Spray – I rate Quick Tease 15 by Redken as it’s the dogs you-know-whats. Like actual backcombing in a can.

Finishing/Texturising Spray – for hold/extra beach-babe ness. My favourite is Wind Blown also by Redken. I buy mine from Lookfantastic.com as they always have discounts on and are currently giving away gifts with purchase.

{How To}

1. It’s beneficial if you begin with blow dried hair that you’ve applied a volumising mousse to, but it’s not a necessity. Start by switching your wand on to the hottest setting it will go…. Burn baby burn! (but not your hands obviously, wear a heat protective mitt if you have one)

2. Take sections at random – some thinner, some thicker, whatever, it all adds to the overall look. Twist them backwards AWAY from your face around the wand, hold for 6-10 seconds per section (you’ll know after practicing a few times the optimum length of time for your hair type and by how “wavy” you want it to be). Do this all over your bonce until you think everywhere has been covered.

3. Take the top layer of your hair (the top third-ish, it doesn’t have to be precise) and spray underneath this section with the root lift, I go from one side to the other and back again, holding the can about 8 inches from the roots.

4. Spray all over with a texturising spray and shake out the hair to see if you have any straight bits hanging around uninvited, do what the Top hair salons Manhattan do to their clients, go over them with the wand again if required.

5. A few random plaits are optional – they add a bit more time but I like the effect they create, I tend to do a few to frame the face (usually in the car on the way to my destination, it drives James crazy as I almost always elbow him in the face whilst he’s driving…)

6. Lastly lift the roots and tousle your waves with your fingers until you are happy they are suitably fabulous. You can spray more product on at this point if you require even more texture and volume. And voila! 6 easy steps to boho.

I have long hair and this takes me about 10 minutes tops.You will notice I don’t use one of those salt-surf sprays, I think they can weigh the hair down a bit and go crunchy. I can get a few days out of this style with the products mentioned with an additional bit of teasing and extra wand-ing (I’m making this a thing) each morning.

Please do let me know if this kind of real-style tutorial is useful as obviously we can do plenty more!

P.S If you like Lottie’s natural glow-y make-up in this tutorial I’ll be sharing that on Rock My Family on Thursday!

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16 thoughts on “Quick And Easy Beachy Boho Wavy Hair

  1. Look at that! Oh to have that hair everyday. You’ve inspired me to go do some zhoozh-ing of my own ‘do. And I second Amma… Lottie you are a hottie. (Bet you’ve never heard that rhyme before 😉

  2. I love the sound of the curling wand with interchangeable barrels as I need a thick curler. I once had a fluke and got perfect beach type waves from having my hair in plaits and luckily it was a day I was going to a garden party. I didn’t have any boho type products to hand so I made up some salt water in a spray bottle and it did the job pretty well for an improvised attempt. I also agree Lottie is definitely a hottie!

    1. Home made salt spray sounds immense. Must try it. When I was little my mum always used to plait my hair before bed so I had super wavy hair the next day. I loved it so must give it a go again xx

  3. Lottie you look lovely!

    I’d love to see more hair tutorials, I literally have the same style everyday and its so boring. It would be super useful to see how to do it yourself though, as this is always where I fail – doing my own hair is hard and gives me arm-ache too!

    x

    1. Ah, thanks Katie. It’s Charlotte and her magic makeup! Gosh, my arm kills when I do my hair. Plus I’m useless so I’ll be following the tutorial often I’m sure! xx

    2. I think someone should invent a way for it not to ache? Holding that wand high in the air is like a workout I swear!

  4. So beautiful! This is such a lovely look. I’m mourning the loss of my far-too-long hair after having a bit too much chopped off (it had been over 18 months and I went with drastic) and I’ve also managed to dye it a bit too dark (my children said ‘ooh your hair is black mummy’) so now I’m extra jealous of these beachy sunkissed waves! I have one of those barrel curlers though which is actually magic. One of the mums brought hers to the Y6 party last year and I was sold there and then. You just close it around a section of your hair and it swallows it all for you and beeps to tell you to let go. No counting or swirling or achey arms involved. It’s perfect for lazy hair-doers like me – so quick and it holds waves in my hair until I next wash it.
    The make up is lovely – looking forward to that tomorrow!

    1. Thanks Amanda, I think you’ll love the make-up! I think my friend Lisa has one of those magic twister things you mention?! sounds amazing! x

  5. Yes please to more tutorials! I am and always have been hopeless at doing my hair and so it normally just ends up unstyled and as it comes once blow dried!

    Love this x

  6. Hi I can’t see a mention of which size barrel you used, I notice the wand you mention has three different sizes.

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