Beach Wave Tutorial


Its no secret that beach hair is the best hair. The combination of sea salt, humidity, summer heat, and sunshine create effortless, disheveled, sensual waves. But there is definitely a secret in getting beach hair without the privilege of mother earth.


Most of my beach photo shoots have professional hair and makeup artists whose inspiration for the day is “beachy goddess glow”. I’ve had this hair and makeup done to me a billion times. But, truth is, I’m definitely not professional in either hair or makeup, so I need something simple and efficient that is easy enough for me to do in my own environment.

It’s hard to replicate the exact smell and texture of hair fresh out of ocean water, but with the right tools, I can get you pretty close.


1) Don’t wash your hair before doing this look.

Dirty hair works best because it has volume and holds the curls better. I’m not saying let your hair drip in oil, but give it a day after the wash. If you’re hair is freshly cleaned, you’re going to have to use a lot more product than normal to give it a dirty texture.

2)  Give yourself a decent blowout.

If you have super curly hair naturally, give yourself a decent blowout to make your hair straighter. It doesn’t need to be pin-straight, but straight enough to start from a clean canvas.

3) Use thick curlers to get this look.

Personally, I find it much easier to use a thick rod curling iron. I use the Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron 1.5 inch. I chose Hot Tools because it is affordable and straightforward, and many hair stylists recommended it to me. When going for this look, it’s best to use wider curling irons to create a looser wave, rather than a Shirley Temple ringlet (the actress from Annie, not the drink). With whichever curling iron you choose to use, make sure its 1.5-2 inch thick.

MG_0231-1170x17554) Lightly wave your hair.

Start small, you can always do more. If your curler is super hot, start with only 5 seconds on each piece of hair. This is subjective to everyone because some people have thicker hair than others and vise verse. Figure out what temperature is right for you and get a groove going.MG_0274-1170x17555) Loosen up the waves.

Once you’ve lightly waved all of your hair, go over some of the curly pieces with a low-temperature hair straightener to loosen up the waves and make it look more effortless. To give your hair some volume and keep it in place throughout the day, use L’oreal Paris Elnett Hairspray. You can buy it at your local pharmacy and its less than $10. I’ve seen the top hair stylists of the world use this spray. For the “cherry on the top”, toss your hair in front of you and spray some “Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray”.MG_0317-1170x780Shake it up, run your fingers through your hair, and you have mastered the “ beach wave ”!MG_0415-2-1170x1755

Dress by Free People

Photos by Derren Versoza 

  • Evelyn Peguero

    I’ve been following you since 2013 on IG and I’m so excited for this blog! Congratulations! I love the way you write, like I feel we’re having a girl talk haha. Step 1 is sooo important, it’s so true that dirty hair holds this hairstyle the best. And I know you hear this multiple times a day but you are gorgeous, the photos are amazing!

    • Cami Morrone

      That makes me so happy to hear! That was the goal :) thanks for checking in- I hope you like the future content too! x

  • Agostina Servente

    This is so usefull , i love it🙌🏼💥

  • Maru Yrizar

    Felicidades Camila! Me encanta tu primer post, los detalles y las fotos que incluyes ayudan muchisimo…you make it super relatable👌 I can’t wait to see all your future posts😍

    • Cami Morrone

      Muchas gracias! Beso

  • Alex Tarallo

    This is a lovely article Cami! Thanks for the tips and welcome to the world of blogging. Love your lovers and ignore all the rest. :)) Congratulations and much success!!!

  • sol

    Me encanta tu blog!!! mucha suerte un beso grande desde argentina

    • Cami Morrone

      Muchas gracias! Besos desde LA

  • Kelly

    been following you on instagram for a while was excited to see that you were creating a blog, congratulations it’s amazing!!!

    • Cami Morrone

      Thank you so much! x

  • Caro Galarza

    Hi Cami! Im Carolina, from Argentina! Im a big follower of yours! I work for a Fashion Brand called Madness Clothing, owned by Candelaria Tinelli & Tatiana Saal. We would love to send you some presents! If there’s any way i could contact you it would be great!
    Good luck with your blog, we adore you & i am beyond excited to follow your adventures!


    Hi Cami : ) I’m a your huge fan from SOUTH KOREA. So exciting find this blog! I’m looking forward to your life stories in this blog. HAVE A GOOD DAY Cami! :) Love u!

    • Cami Morrone

      Thank you very much, love you too!

  • Martu Damilano

    Me encanta cada publicación que hiciste! Coincido en que las ondas naturales en el pelo son el mejor toque que le podes dar. Admiro con la naturalidad que posas/modelas y a vos! No podes ser más diosa. Un beso!

    • Cami Morrone

      Muchas gracias! Un beso enorme

  • fer

    Te sigo en instagram y vi que tienes un blog, lo vi de inmediato y te juro que me encantó! Me encanta tu estilo💜 eres la más diosa
    Saludos desde chile

  • Belén Muñoz

    Te seguís en Instagram y no sabia que tenias un blog, ¡me encanta! El contenido es genial, mirando los comentarios he visto que hablas español, ¿eres española? Un beso, enhorabuena por las fotos tan bonitas!

    • Aitana

      No, no es española!! Es Argentina!! Saludos Belén

  • Simone

    Hi! I wanted to ask who is your colorist? I love your color! Thanks!

  • Francisca

    Cami, esta irreal tu blog y estas irreal tu Saludos desde Mexico! BESOS