One thing about the beach wave, it does put hair in the face. Done right, it looks like perfectly imperfect disheveled elegance, but for some, hair can get in the way and become a nuisance. Here’s the alternative! Like Kate, you can separate the top section and pull and pin it behind the crown. This way you still have the on trend texture, while also opening a frame for cheekbones, chin, lips and eyes. There is also a great accent of ombre going on in this style. The hair goes from dark to light brown and the color graduation is expertly placed to spotlight the variation in texture as hair hits the neck and shoulders.

Step 1: Towel-dry hair to damp and apply volume foam and styling whip liberally from roots to ends.

Step 2: Blowdry three-quarters dry using hands. Push the top section back, scrunch and toss the sides. Lift hair off the root.

Step 3: Separate top and brush back behind the crown. Anchor with two entwined bobby pins. Making an X shape with the pins gives a strong structure.

Step 4: Let the sides fall down. Using a 2-inch curling iron, create beach wave cascades. Wind sections of hair onto iron, hold for ten seconds; release. Repeat anywhere you want wave or curl or movement. It’s ok for the waves and curls to be a little haphazard.

Step 5: Blast final look with holding spray for shine and hold.

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