As we all know, achieving those sought-after no-fuss聽waves is聽easier said than done. We may be rocking red carpet-ready ringlets聽thanks to our trusty聽curly hair hacks, but we鈥檙e still left in the dark when it comes to achieving those effortless聽Lauren Conrad-esque beach waves. Inspired by聽the hoard of聽celebrities with messy waves, we鈥檙e renewing our quest for easy summer hairstyles聽in the form of easy-breezy loose waves. Scroll through these 11 hacks and find your easiest route to obtaining that boho-tastic聽look 鈥 just in time for beach season.

flat iron crimp

1.聽The Flat Iron Wave: Crimping is back, people!聽But聽not in the way you remember. While we鈥檙e big fans of the classic Lizzie McGuire-status crimp, in 2016 we鈥檙e taking a softer approach to the聽old favorite. This super quick style involves聽grabbing small sections of hair and alternating directions as you slide the iron down your strands. 聽(via Refinery29)

overnight waves

2.聽Second-Day Waves: Achieve perfect waves in your sleep 鈥 literally. Simply create a series of fishtail braids before bedtime and voila! You鈥檝e hacked聽those #justwokeuplikethiswaves聽(鈥檆ause this time you really did). (via Brit + Co)


3.聽Brushed-Out Waves: Short-haired chicks, this one鈥檚 for you! Use some retro pin curls to start off your look, then brush them out for an ultra-modern loose wave. (via Byrdie)

flat iron waves

4.聽Beachy Waves With a Flat Iron: For this look, you鈥檒l need to create curls with a flat iron (trust us!). Alternate the direction of your tool until you have a full head of waves, then tousle to your heart鈥檚 content. (via A Beautiful Mess)

3 bun

5.聽Wavy Hair With Minimal Effort: This three-bun hack is the perfect way to get killer聽waves with minimal effort. Just don鈥檛 forget the salt spray. (via Toni&Guy)


6.聽Flat-Ironed Waves: It gettin鈥 hot in here! Hack this shortcut to聽braided waves by applying a healthy dose of heat. Be sure to size聽your braids according聽to the length and thickness of your mane. (via聽Cosmopolitan)

ponytail curl

7.聽Ponytail Curl Hair Hack: Give your hair some extra bounce with this ridiculously easy loose curl hack. Simply put聽your hair in a high pony (think Ariana Grande) and curl your heart out. Be聽generous with your聽volumizing spray for this one. (via Brit + Co)


8.聽No-Heat Beach Waves:While it may seem easiest to get waves using聽heat, those high temperatures聽aren鈥檛 always the best for your hair. Opt for an overnight, no-heat wave for your medium locks with this seriously twisted style. (via Fashionation)


9. Pineappling: This overnight hack is perfect for creating sweet and simple tousled locks 鈥 and it鈥檚 an excuse to bust out our favorite 鈥90s trend: the scrunchie. Toss up your hair like you just don鈥檛 care and protect your waves while you slumber. (via Brit + Co)


10.聽Heatless Headband Waves: Your headband鈥檚 no one-trick pony. Get experimental with your wavy hair routine and try聽a twisted bedtime chignon for your next loose 鈥榥鈥櫬爓avy 鈥榙o.聽(via Luxy Hair Blog)


11. Blow Dry Wavy Hair: For those of you left thinking 鈥渨hat about girls with real-life waves?,鈥 don鈥檛 worry 鈥 we didn鈥檛 forget about you. As many of you wavy-haired gals know, natural texture is not the easiest to maintain. So when it comes to rockin鈥 your born-with-them聽waves (minus the frizz), start using a diffuser while you dry as your new go-to move.聽(via Brit + Co)

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