The 70s are making a comeback in a big way (have you been watching the runways this season?!), and because I am obsessed with the thought of this, I thought I would give a nod to a hairstyle which I have loved so much over the years – the 70s boho-beach-babe-relaxed-curls ‘do. Don’t fret, we’re not going to be paying homage to Farrah Fawcett to closely – it’s the 2015 equivalent (read: it’s actually wearable).
My favourite hair right now is relaxed, loose and natural, so be sure to follow this step-by-step guide to create beautiful, beachy waves at home. The aim is for it to look low maintenance and almost like you #wokeuplikethis:
Start by washing your hair – my trick is to double shampoo, followed by a good condition on the ends. I used the KMS Colorvitality Shampoo & Conditioner
Towel off, then spray a volumising spray onto wet hair, then follow with blow-drying your hair straight, making sure you don’t make your hair fuzzy. I use the KMS Add Volume Volumising Spray
Section your hair in to parts. Start with the bottom layer and work your way up. I use larger sections so the curls are too small. The aim is to get big, effortless, beach babe hair. Knowwhati’msayin?
Start curlin’, girl. Alternate the way you wrap your hair around the curler too! Leave your fringe or layers around the face until last – general rule of thumb is: Curl away from the face!
After each section spray hair spray and a texturising spray on (then let them cool down). I used the KMS Playable Texture Spray.
Continue same technique until that half of your head is done.
Voila, one half of my head done. Normally I would curl a little closer to the roots, but I didn’t have a mirror with me…so…
And…Now so is the other! Leave it to cool right down…
It’s time to brush the curls out! Make sure you do this as gently as possible, otherwise you’ll just undo the work you just did.
I then like to rough them up with my fingers – messier the better! Running your fingers through will break up the curls and add even more texture!
I learned this tip from my hairdresser the other day! If the curls are still too defined, and you’re going for more of a wavy look, as opposed to curls, straighten out the curls with your hair straightener and then repeat step 10!
Sydney weather has been so humid lately so I have been using an anti humidity spray. KMS Anti-humidity Seal Spray.
Spray some more texturising spray! Followed by hair spray.
And we’re done! It was that simple! I hope you love your tousled, beachy perfection.
Take a bunch of stupid photos or 1 million selfies.
• Colorvitality Shampoo
• Colorvitality Conditioner
• Add Volume Volumising Spray
• Anti-humidity Seal
• Playable Texture
Oh! And I nearly forgot to mention – The KMS Style Channel has just launched, where you can find some great hair inspiration and tutorials (much like this one). To celebrate the launch of the KMS Style Channel, they are giving away a year’s worth of salon visits! Click here to enter.