5 Minute Beachy Waves : Hair Tutorial

Hey friends! It’s Emily again from The Freckled Fox, happy to be back with another super simple and fast tutorial for these fun tousled waves, that you can do in less than 5 minutes!

This is one of my favorites when I’m going for a more ‘sleek’ look for a night out (or anything fancier for that matter), and it also just so happens to be the perfect anchor up-do for a big veil! 🙂

This style is one I love doing as a stand alone style when I’m in a hurry, (which is perfect for those going to school that don’t have a lot of time in the mornings) but I also love to do it as a base for other hairstyles that need lots of body and volume, and I hope you give it a try!

Tools & Supplies:

– dry shampoo
– volumizing mousse
– a blow dryer
– hairspray

Steps 1-3: Begin by (1) loosening up the hair from your scalp with your fingertips, and (2) start spraying some dry shampoo on your roots. (3) Squirt approximately a baseball sized ball of mousse into your palm…

Steps 4-6: …and (4) start distributing it all through your hair (not saturating it with mousse, just giving it a little coating) and (5) start scrunching your hair in your fists. (6) Keep scrunching your hair for a minute or two, flipping your head to the opposite side and upside-down.

Steps 7-9: then, scrunch it all against your scalp and gather it into one fist. (7) Spread the fingers of your hand holding the wad of hair, and blow your hair dry through your fingers. (8) Once you feel the mousse is dry, shake your hair down and (9) spray on a bit of hairspray, scrunching one last time. And you’re all done! 

Other things that are great about these messy curls:

  • you don’t have to be precise with the styling (since we’re going for effortless look anyways)
  • the curls will work on just about any length of hair
  • if you have a cool air blow dryer then you don’t have to use any heat on your hair
  • and it doesn’t require any teasing what-so-ever!

Make sure to let Dana and I know what you think of it in the comments and if you plan to or have given the tutorial a try already, and I’d love to have you check out my other tutorials here! xo

Emily is an overachiever through and through who loves spending her time working as a natural light photographer, a fashion and beauty blogger on her site The Freckled Fox, an NPC fitness competitor, a hairstyle enthusiast, and online shopper extraordinaire. Most of all she’s a lucky wife and mother to her four kiddos, 4 and under. Addictions include list writing, peanut butter, going barefoot, and posting to her Instagram.


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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.