Get the classic beauty look — on or off the beach.
Classic, care-free and guaranteed to make you feel a little more like a chic surfer babe, beachy waves are one of those wedding hairstyles that will never go out of style (whether you plan on getting married on an actual beach or not!). With a perfect cocktail of sea salt spray and texturizing cream, plus a trusty curling iron, nearly anyone can achieve the easy and casual look of beach waves. And while beachy waves have now become timeless, the pros have proven there are tons of ways to reinvent the wheel. Not only can you pull off beachy waves without worrying about a dozen bobby pins going rogue on the dance floor, but the surf-inspired style looks even better the next day when you're jumping on a plane for your honeymoon, too. The way we see it, there's no way to lose by donning this breezy look.
Take this photo to the left, for example, featuring rumpled, natural waves paired with a sweet flower crown. "For this type of wave, try pinning up the curls to cool down while you get your makeup done. This helps make sure they don't deflate by the time you walk down the aisle," says celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa. "Texture is everything with this style, so spritz a texturizing spray all over to get a more undone look. When it comes to beachy waves, imperfection is key."
Ahead, find endless inspiration of back-from-the-beach waves that perfectly accompany your bridal glow — whether you're prepping for a casual affair or a formal fête. Your Pinterest board is about to get a lot prettier.Photo: Paper Antler via Instagram; Hair by Claudine Fray