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The Best Beach Hairstyles

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jul 09, 2015

By Samantha Boden
Photos provided by L’ANZA Healing Haircare

It’s hard for hair to look great while at the beach because the combination of heat, salt, and humidity are not friendly to our manes. Ammon Carver, owner of Ammon Carver Salon in NYC and Creative Director for L’ANZA Healing Haircare shares his four favorite and easy summer hairstyles with New You.

Look #1: Slick Back

  1. Mist water on top of dry hair.
  2. Starting at the scalp area near the forehead, comb through using a mixture of a styling gel and Healing Oil directing hair straight back.
  3. Carefully use your fingers to rake hair back from front hairline to give the top some texture.
  4. Leave the bottom of hair undone and free.


Look #2: Zipper Braid

  1. Divide hair into two sections.
  2. Wrap apiece from the left into the center, and add hair from the right to that piece before wrapping back into the center in a figure 8 type of pattern.
  3. Continue creating this figure 8 pattern until you get to the bottom of the lengths of hair, tying the remainder of hair in an elastic band. You can also take a piece of the ponytail end and wrap it around to conceal the elastic.

*L’ANZA Healing Oil and Healing Oil Hairspray can be used to tame any fly-aways


Look #3: Exaggerated Topknot

  1. Start with securing a high ponytail with an elastic band that sits at the crown of your head.
  2. To achieve a more exaggerated look, backcomb or brush the ponytail to maximize volume while spraying L’ANZA Dry Texture Spray to create extra gripping.
  3. Separate pony tail into two pieces and fold each piece over the elastic band tucking the ends under and securing with pins.



Look #4: Beach Waves

For hair with natural texture: For best results, spray a Beach Spray and scrunch hair with fingers.

For hair with little texture: Separate hair into 12-16 sections and spray a Beach Spray onto all sections. Wrap each section around your finger then secure with pin and let hair air-dry.

For very straight hair: Follow steps above and dry with a heat diffuser to increase strength of wave (instead of air-dry)