Creating perfectly tousled waves that appear effortless doesn't have to be hard. Our step-by-step guide breaks down how to style gorgeous beachy waves using Bio Ionic tools. Along with easy-to-follow instructions on how to style wavy hair, you'll find recommended products and tools needed to achieve this look.
Tools You'll Need for the Wavy Hairstyle
The right tools are important when creating a wavy hairstyle. Check out this short list of must-haves for achieving the loose, beachy waves of your dreams:
The Bio Ionic® 3-IN-ONE Styling Iron is your go-to for creating mermaid-inspired tresses. When it comes to learning how to style beach waves, you'll find this multifunctional styling tool is easy to master.
This styling iron has NanoIonic™ MX technology — an exclusive mineral complex that infuses lasting hydration into every strand. Creating wavy hair with a flat iron is simple with this tool, which also serves as a curling iron and wand for maximum versatility.
You'll also need plenty of clips to section your hair, along with some bobby pins if you're planning to rock an updo. Bobby pins come in different shades to match most hair colors for an undetectable hold. Two to four clips should suffice for sectioning most hair lengths, while the number of bobby pins you'll need depends on how ornate a style you're planning.
Step 1: Separate Your Hair
Separate dry hair into sections. You'll want to leave out the hair at the nape of the neck and section the top layer of your hair into two sections. For some hair types, this can be accomplished with as few as two hair clips.
If you prefer to work with smaller sections of your hair at a time, you can create more sections. Some stylists separate hair into six sections, keeping the front and sides clipped apart from the back. It's a matter of preference, so choose the sectioning technique that works best for you.
Step 2: Set Iron to Curl
Set your 3-IN-ONE Styling Iron to CURL. Then, you'll need to set the temperature. A crucial part of learning how to do hairstyles for wavy hair or how to style big loose waves is determining the proper heat temperature for your hair type. Check this chart to determine how much heat you need. You'll find the same chart — with Celsius temperatures also included — in your 3-IN-ONE Styling Iron operating instructions.
Step 3: Create Defined Curls
Some easy tips can help you create defined curls. First, work in half-inch sections to create more definition. The smaller the section, the more defined the curl will be. When curling hair, take your time and use smooth, fluid movements. The 3-IN-ONE Styling Iron heats quickly and evenly, so you don't have to hold the iron to your hair. The plates glide smoothly over your hair to create lasting curls with one quick pass.
When learning how to create the wavy hair look and how to style beach waves, consider the preparation process. Bio Ionic has styling products that help prep, protect, and enhance your finished looks.
A protective styling product applied to damp hair can prep strands for heat styling and amplify volume while also enhancing definition. One styler to try is the Bio Ionic Ultra Moisturizing Primer.
Step 4: Secure Your Effortless New Wavy Hairstyle
Once you've prepped, sectioned and curled your hair, you can create an easy updo that works for any occasion. Simply gather the front section of your hair, then twist, wrap and use a bobby pin to secure. Or create an upswept bun by starting with a ponytail, twisting it into a bun shape, and securing it with an elastic band or scrunchie. Gently loosen the bun and pull a few curly strands free for a casually elegant look.
A half-up, half-down look is always stylish. Pin the top and sides of hair back so that the underside flows freely. You can make the top more voluminous by teasing it before pinning.
You can also leave your voluminous waves down for a beachy, lived-in look. Fluff curls with fingers to loosen them slightly. The Bio Ionic Anti-Frizz Smoothing Cream provides lightweight moisture and helps prevent frizz.
For even more volume, flip your head over and use a hairdryer to apply heat for a few seconds. Flip your head up and arrange curls with fingers for a tousled and effortless look.
Looking for more inspiration? We've got more great looks for you to try here.