The basic act of curling hair is pretty simple – it’s not hard to wrap hair around a curling iron or up into hot rollers. It’s what you do with those curls afterwards that becomes difficult. Molding spirals of hair into the look you want, whether it’s casual waves, spunky beach waves, or big, loose curls can feel totally overwhelming. I can give myself curls pretty easily, but personally, I really struggle with the whole voluminous curly hair look.
Beachy waves are our most-wanted summer style, even when we're nowhere near the surf. We enlisted Birchbox staffer Megan to show us how to get this chic tousled style for shorter hair using a clipless curling iron and two great Birchbox hair products. Watch the video to see how she adds volume and texture simply by changing the way she holds the curling iron—and this technique works on short, medium, and long hair!