How to Have Beachy Waves Whenever You Want

Who doesn’t love the flirty, casual beachy wave look that you get from spending time at your favorite vacation spot? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have that look throughout the year, whenever you want? Well, you can!

Here are three easy ways to keep your beach vacation going with at-home beachy waves:

1. Purchase A Beachy Wave Curling Rod:

A tapered barrel with a tourmaline or ceramic coating will be easier on your locks and will give you the best results instead of using a curling iron with a hinged clamp. If you have long, thick hair, opt for a longer, wider barrel; if you want a tighter curl go with a smaller tapered barrel. Be sure to use product that will help to hold your waves and not weigh them down.

Our hair stylists at our Buckhead salon prefer Aveda Air Control Light Hold Hair Spray for the job. Just spray some directly onto your brush or directly onto each section of hair before using your beachy wave curling rod. Section off your hair to get the best results and begin with the bottom layer of your hair.

2. Aveda Texture Tonic and Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo:

Aveda Texture Tonic adds volume to your hair and has just the right amount of natural cane sugar and salt to help you to scrunch it in order to create and hold those beautiful waves.  Second day hair or fresh out- of- bed hair can benefit from this deliciously scented spray. You can also combine it with Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo to absorb oil and freshen your hair. Apply the Aveda Texture Tonic first, followed by the Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo for fabulous hair.  

To apply: Flip your hair over and spray underneath to target oily areas and to get the best absorption. If at times you find your hair feeling a bit dry, use a moisturizing conditioner after your next regular shampoo.  We highly recommend Aveda Invati Advanced Exfoliating Shampoo followed by Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Conditioner to keep your hair looking its best. 

3. Come Visit Craig McQueen Hair Salon in Buckhead:

Our hair stylists are experts at making you and your hair look beautiful, and they are also good listeners! Consult with them so you can find the best approach to creating beautiful beachy waves at home whether with a beachy wave curling rod, salt spray, dry shampoo, or other creative methods. We will help you to determine the best tool, product, and method of making your hair look and feel great and will also show you how to recreate the look at home


Craig McQueen Salon is an Aveda Hair Salon in Buckhead. We believe in using only the finest, natural products garnered from sustainable resources. We embrace our community and are hands-on with keeping a clean environment, supporting the arts, promoting wellness, and serving our beautiful customers of all ages.