John Frieda Hair Care Beach Blonde Collection Party

When Lauren Conrad made that infamous hair chop back in October, we immediately fell in love. It was short and feminine, and gave way to a whole slew of similar celebrity haircuts. But after she debuted the shorter style, we were left with one question: what would happen to those famous beach waves of hers? She quickly proved those weren鈥檛 going anywhere. Her above-the-shoulder style is rarely (if ever) spotted without some serious texture. And while she might live super close to the beach, those perfectly messy waves aren鈥檛 solely the ocean鈥檚 doing. LC has a whole routine dedicated to getting those waves just right 鈥 and lucky for you, she has just released a video showing exactly how she does it.

Lauren鈥檚 first move is to start off with freshly washed hair (if that鈥檚 not an option ,a little bit of dry shampoo should do the trick). Then, grab a 1戮 inch curling iron and quickly curl both sides away from your face to create volume and wave. The key to using the curling iron to create a messy wave as opposed to tight curls is to leave out the ends and only hold the hair in the iron for a few seconds. After she鈥檚 styled her whole head, she spritzes a sea salt spray all over and tousles it. In the video, LC uses John Freida鈥檚 Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spay, but if you鈥檙e looking for another option, our resident beauty expert Misty Spinney swears by John Masters Organics Sea Mist Spray ($17). This spray also contains lavender essential oils to combat drying effects, so it鈥檒l smell amazing and work restorative wonders on those locks of yours 鈥 a win-win!

And that鈥檚 pretty much it. Whether the beach is a mile or 100 miles from where you are, no one will ever know the difference.

Do you use a different technique to get beachy waves? How do you do it? Share your technique with us in the comments below!

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