How to get Beach Waves - California Curls

Billy Lowe shares beach wave tips

California curls or "beach waves" is super easy to achieve.  It doesn't have to be precise, it doesn't have to take hours, and it doesn't require a lot of rollers or hot tools.  In fact, all you need are your fingers, a few clips, and your hair dryer and brush.


  1. Hair dryer
  2. Silver clips (duck bill clips)
  3. Brushes
  4. Detangling spray as needed
  5. GLOSS & TOSS hair shine serum or
  6. Volumizing serum if you want more volume
  7. Light finishing spray as desired

Read entire article to see the finished result.


  1. Shampoo and condition as normal. 
  2. Towel dry hair and apply a light hydrating/detangling mist.  
  3. Prep hair with.....a small amount of GLOSS & TOSS hair shine serum to add a smooth and controlled finish and polished look.  Don't use too much for this look.  
  4. Brush through using a large paddle brush for even distribution, detangling, and prep
  5. Blow-dry hair loosely with fingers (as always starting with root sections to be sure they are completely dry
  6. Use large sections and a medium sized round brush to dry sections.   When completely dry, wrap hair in large 2-3 inch sections around fingers to create a BARREL CURL, and clip barrel curl to base area (scalp area)
  7. Do this throughout until all hair is dried in this manner.    (I like to leave the bangs more natural so I don't put them in a clip - see my photo above)
  8. Use a light hold spray when finished and allow barrel curls to cool down for 15-20 minutes.   
  9. Remove clips, shake loose, and voila.     Gorgeous tresses worthy of the red carpet.  
The end result - photo seen here - hair by Billy Lowe.  
Photography by Jeromy Robert Photography - Los Angeles  

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