Over the past few years, the tousled beach-wave look has proven to be much more than a passing trend: The windswept effect is a hairstyle with staying power, well on its way to iconic status. Inspired by that perfectly mussed-up state our salt-infused hair gets after a day at the beach, the look is seemingly unfussy, and effortlessly chic.
But the truth is, if there isn’t a massive body of saltwater on hand, achieving this style actually takes some work. Luckily, there are experts who can guide us on our way to beachy hair, even when an actual trip to the beach isn't in our near future. Here, the pros break down exactly how to nail the look, whether your hair is stick-straight, curly, or anywhere in between.
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