How to get Messy, Beachy Curls

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It is a common question I get here on the blog and on Instagram
“How do you get your hair to curl like that?”
Honestly, I can get my hair to do pretty much anything I want
(aside from air drying and looking good).
I have spent YEARS playing with my hair and figuring out how it works best.
It takes time and patience.  Before flat irons, I would spend over an hour on my hair every morning.
You remember those huge round brushes?  Yea, that brush and I were best friends!

With all that said, know that using a flat iron to curl your hair takes practice.
I tend to always curl my hair away from my face.  I think it looks better and my hair stays out of my face more consistently when I curl that way.  When my hair was in a pixie cut,
 I would alternate the direction of my curls.  It is all personal preference.
Please note that in the video, my hair looks super brassy and orange.
I am not a videographer, and it filmed with a lot of warmth, so just ignore the coloring.
I also have no idea how to edit, so giggle at my “unprofessionalism” and turn your head at the awkward parts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Your hair (and make-up!) looks absolutely gorgeous! I had to laugh at the beginning of your post because I can't get my hair to do anything I want … including air drying and looking good! ๐Ÿ˜€ Definitely going to keep this technique in mind!

  2. Gorgeous hair! Found your blog via the Fab Link up! Thank you so much for your tutorial, I have been trying to figure out how to get these waves with my flat iron! Pinned and bookmarked your blog!

  3. Hey, great post! I found you on the Style Me Wednesdays LinkUp.

    I love your outfit. I'm hosting a linkup over on my blog. Its based in the UK and I wondered if you wanted to come and share your post. I'd love to have you on the linkup (runs every Monday), maybe you'll find some new UK readers also. ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.atouchoftartan.co.uk/

    Laura xx

  4. You're so gorgeous! I actually kinda hate doing my hair. My number one requirement in a hair-cut is that it's pony-tail length so I can just throw it up. Do you find you still do your hair ever day even though you live in a more remote area? My husband and kids don't care what my hair looks like, so I have zero motivation to style it nicely unless I plan on going somewhere.

  5. I am definitely going to have to pin this for later. I can never get the soft wavy curl look. My hair doesn't really do much , but I'll give this a try!

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