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All Things Beachy Hair (From Waves to Blonde Beach Color)

All Things Beachy Hair (From Waves to Blonde Beach Color)

Posted by Team John Paul Mitchell Systems® on Jun 5th 2019

So, you want sun-kissed tousled strands—without the sand? From natural looking beach blonde color, to DIY at-home beach waves to our favorite salt sprays, consider this a crash-course in all things beachy hair.

Create Beachy Texture with Our Best Sea Salt Sprays

Looking for the best sea salt spray, so you can work up some faux ocean waves at home? Add our Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray or our Tea Tree Special Wave Refresher Spray to your styling arsenal. Winner of Allure’s 2017 Best of Beauty Award for Best Styling Product, our Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray helps create effortless, tousled texture and features an elegant Ginger Tea Mango fragrance. Looking to elevate your natural texture or bring some extra oomph to second-day hair? Our Tea Tree Special Wave Refresher Spray will help add beautiful, sea-swept definition to your hair. Our newest sea spray, this Tea Tree favorite boasts a calming blend of tea tree oil, peppermint, lavender and coconut fragrances, that’ll help transport a touch of oceanside serenity into your styling routine.

Make Mermaid Caliber Waves

Want beach waves with a little more definition? While you can certainly create some natural-looking beach waves with any trusty curling iron (you can learn step-by-step how to do that, by hair type, here) the Neuro Guide is our go-to tool for creating enviable waves at home. Thanks to its unique design, featuring a built-in comb in its barrel, the Neuro Guide grips hair and evenly distributing it onto its heated surface, allowing you to create effortlessly gorgeous waves.

More interested in creating beach waves with your straightener? Pick up your favorite flat iron and thermal protection spray. (Need suggestions? We recommend the Neuro® Smooth 1” Flat Iron and Neuro™ Protect HeatCTRL® Iron Hairspray.) Grab a small section of hair and spray it with thermal protectant. Using your flat iron vertically, gradually twist is as you work down the shaft of your hair. Repeat these steps throughout the rest of your hair for soft, straightener waves.

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The Right Way to Go Beach Blonde

Thinking about donning some sun-kissed beach blonde color this summer? To work with your stylist and get the natural looking beach blonde color you’re after, we recommend doing three key things.

    1. Show your stylist photos! From babylights, to highlights to balayage, there are many ways to brighten up your look. To make sure you and your stylist are on the same page, show your stylist photos of your ideal end result. They’ll know exactly how to get make your summer blonding dreams come true.
    2. Trust that blonding may be a process. Depending on your starting hair color, achieving your desired look may take more than just one salon visit. Trust your stylist. They’ll help you achieve your ideal color in a way that puts your delicate mane first.
    3. Protect your gorgeous color. Keep your sun-kissed color looking its best with the right hair care routine. Preserve and protect your blonde with products designed specifically for blonde hair. Depending on your shade, talk to your stylist about which products from the Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde and Forever Blonde collections are best for your tresses.

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