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Beach Waves, Texture and Finger Waves

Beach Waves, Texture and Finger Waves

Health & Safety:

  • Always look at the client’s scalp to see if they have any skin conditions such as eczema, dandruff etc, this is so you do not drag the comb over the sensitive area and cause irritation or bleeding
  • Look for spots or abrasions and avoid putting heat on these areas to avoid irritation or bleeding
  • For areas of the scalp that are drier or for those with skin conditions, rubbing more conditioner into that section of the scalp will help to moisturise the scalp surface
  • Always check for lice around the neck and ears DO NOT WORK ON CLIENTS WITH HEAD LICE
  • Always conduct a client consultation to see if they are allergic to any products you are planning to use or if they have any skin conditions that could be irritated
  • Check for piercings that could become caught in hair
  • Check the client’s hair for any damage to avoid causing further damage, consider adding serum to help protect the hair
  • For clients with extremely greasy hair, avoid putting conditioner in the roots, this will help the hair to stay grease free for a longer period
  • Do not use a paddle brush on wet hair as this causes the hair to become elasticated and snap, use a wide tooth comb
  • Ensure your hair dryer has a vent to avoid catching the client’s hair in the fan
  • Always ensure there is a nozzle on the hair dryer to allow heat direction and avoid heat damage


  • Curling tong
  • Salt spray
  • Hair styling gel
  • Hair comb
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer diffuser
  • Drying lotion
  • Water spray
  • Hair sectioning clips
  • Makeup wrap
  • Denman brush
  • Hair Spray

Beach Waves Using a Curling Tong:

  1. Wrap your model in a wrap to protect their clothing
  2. Brush through the hair with a Denman brush ends to roots to avoid hair damage
  3. If the hair is greasy spray with dry shampoo to protect the hair
  4. If the hair doesn’t curl easily wet the hair and use drying lotion throughout the roots and ends, then dry the hair and carry out the curling process
  5. Section an inch sized square of hair
  6. Hold the curling tong downwards and wrap the hair around the barrel with the tong on 190c
  7. Hold the tong in the hair for up to 12 seconds then release the hair
  8. When released tease the hair to create a loose curl
  9. Repeat with the entire head of hair
  10. Spray with hair spray for a longer lasting effect

Beach Waves Using a Diffuser:

  1. Soak the hair in water using the water spray bottle
  2. Coat the hair in a drying lotion
  3. Dry the hair slightly with the hair dryer so when applying more product, it doesn’t become diluted
  4. Once the hair is slightly dry apply an even amount of salt spray throughout the entire head of hair
  5. Taking around 2-inch square sections attach the diffuser head to the hair dryer
  6. Place the section of hair into the diffuser head, turn the heat up to high and the power to high
  7. Repeat throughout the entire head of hair to create an undone beachy wave appearance with texture
  8. Spray with hair spray for a longer lasting effect

Finger Waves:

  1. Saturate the hair with water
  2. Section a piece of hair around 2 inches thick at the front of the hair
  3. From the middle parting of the hair using a pin tail comb brush the hair backwards slightly in a wave shape and hold the hair with a finger
  4. Release the comb and wave the hair into the opposite direction, insuring you pinch the section of hair in between the two waves
  5. Move your way down the hair waving back and forth and clipping the hair into place with a sectioning clip as you go
  6. Once you are happy with the shape and finish of the look, using your fingers apply a small amount of gel onto the wave to set the wave in place
  7. Once the hair is set remove the clips to reveal the finished look

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