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DIY BEACH WAVE TEXTURE SPRAY

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess

Poolside in Palm Springs? Yes, please! This week my friend Ali and I have been on the “lounge, float, repeat” schedule in the desert and after hanging in the heat, the last thing you want to do is bust out your blowdryer. I brought along my favorite homemade wave spray and thought it would be fun to share my recipe with you guys. I’ve seen lots of DIY wave sprays but none that have used a waterbased pomade which I think might be my (no longer a) secret ingredient. I find that after I use ocean sprays on my clients, I always add argan oil and a tiny bit of waterbased pomade into the mix. THEN I tried them all mixed together in one bottle and the result was ridiculous. Here’s how it’s done.

** My advice is to pour the hot water into the spray bottle, then add your nickel sized dab of pomade, salt and argan/coconut oil. Put the top on the bottle and shake to break down those ingredients while the water is hot. Then add the leave-in once those ingredients dissolve.

The reason this spray is so great is because it never feels dried out or hard– every ingredient is soft. Best to let it air-dry and gently scrunch as it dries. You can use it on long or short hair without worrying about it getting “crunchy”.

A FINE FRENCHY

As many of you already know, Alison Sudol (AKA: A Fine Frenzy) is an incredibly talented musician with the voice of a SPARROW ANGEL! My favorite songbird beauty just released a new single from her upcoming album “Pines” called “Now is the Start”. It’s such a fun, happy song! Click here + listen! The photoshoot for this album was such a blast and was shot by our good friends Angela+Ithyle. Ali and I wanted to do something timeless with her hair– something that wouldn’t distract from all the pretty lights, stripes, and um- giant SAILBOAT!! Sometimes when there are a lot of fun things happening in a photo (or even with your outfit) you just want to keep it classic + simple, right? So that’s what we did. Luckily, our darling Alison was kind enought to pop by TBD and show us how to recreate this textured french twist on herself using a secret little tool… chopsticks. Here we go!

top photo by angelaandithyle.com tutorial photos/post/design: Kristin Ess

First things first, click play on “Now is the Start”. You should be listening to it as you do this updo! (more…)