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Beach Waves

Is there anything more summery than tousled beach wave hair? The style – popular year in and year out – is the ultimate out-of-office look. It can be dressed up, adding an extra allure on a night out, or dressed down for a casual, cool chic. The best part is, you don’t need a stylist on-hand to help you create this gorgeous, beachy look for yourself. Regardless of whether you have short, medium or long hair, we’ve rounded up our best tips to help you achieve the beach hair of your dreams.

The basics 

Step 1 – Starts with a wash
Begin by washing your hair with Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo, which provides gentle care for your hair. Clean hair is key if you’re going to be layering on the styling products needed to create this look. In this instance, don’t apply conditioner. Your hair will need to be as light as possible so it doesn’t weigh down any curls you create.

Step 2 – Towel dry
Once your hair is washed, you’ll need to give it a quick towel dry. This step is important regardless of hair texture. You want to ensure that your hair is damp, rather than fully dry, and frizz-free so use a pat-and-scrunch drying method rather than a rubbing one.

Step 3 – Apply product
With damp, towel-dried hair, flip your head completely over and generously apply a salt spray like Stylista Beach Wave Salt Spray. By flipping your head over, it’s much easier to ensure your ends are totally covered and your roots have been avoided. From here, you have a couple of different options.
For loose, natural waves, let your hair dry naturally. If, however, you’re ready for glamorous waves with full volume, you have a couple more steps to complete.

Step 4 – Rough dry
Lightly apply a heat protecting spray like Elnett Heat Protect Styling Spray. Using your favourite blow dryer on a high setting, begin to blow dry your hair. Run your fingers through your hair roughly to separate and give definition and volume. Using a brush will disrupt whatever definition you’ve already created, so always use your fingers.

Step 5 – Boost your curl
Turn on your curling tongs and section your hair as they heat. Once they’re hot, begin curling from the bottom by wrapping various-sized sections around the tongs, holding for 5-7 seconds each.

Step 6 – Finish the look
Once your entire head has cooled, you can leave your curls tight for a more event-ready, finished look or lightly run your fingers through them so they blend more seamlessly together. Either way, your go-to last step is a good hairspray like Elnett Satin for maximum staying power.

How to get beach waves for your hair texture

While the basic steps are the same, catering your beach hair routine to your hair texture is the difference between a style that lasts and one that falls flat.

For fine hair The amount of product makes all the difference for fine hair. If you get the urge to use spritz after spritz of your salt spray, back away. Using two sprays at most and only in the mid-section of your strands will help your hair stay light and bouncy all day long. 
If you have fine hair, it’s also helpful to rough drying rather than turning to your tongs. Use your fingers to roughly blow dry until your hair is only 30 percent damp and then scrunch again and let the air do the rest.

For naturally wavy or curly hair With hair that’s naturally wavy or curly, the goal is to make your beach waves look intentional. To do this, you’ll want to go through the above steps but this time, when you apply product, use your fingers to run it down your strands – almost like you’re stretching your curls out. Then air dry or rough blow dry on a medium-to-light heat to avoid frizz.

For thick, straight hair Thick hair takes a little extra oomph to help give it the beach look. Adding a curl-ready mousse will help to give you the extra definition you need. Work it into your hair and then, using a medium to large barrel curling iron, wrap different sized strands around for a loose, natural-looking curl. Finish the look with Steps 4-6 above.

For coarse or frizzy hair The key to achieving beach waves with coarse hair is moisture. As with all other textures, the above will largely stay the same, but add moisture to your locks with a 3-4 pumps of your favourite hair oil, like L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil before you begin to curl.

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There are three things in a woman’s life that are unavoidable: death, taxes and a moment in time when she thinks about getting bangs. Bangs are, and always have been, a classic cut, super versatile and are the best cover up for when you’re experiencing a blemish takeover. If you’re currently at this point in life and contemplating bangs, we’ve laid down a few things you need to know and consider before getting the chop.


Bangs need constant love and attention. Think trims every two to three weeks, regular washes and daily styling. If you’re one that suits a style that needs little to no maintenance, bangs probably are not the cut for you.

Fake It.

It’s always a good idea to try before you buy and this applies to fringes too. To get an idea of how the style will sit with your face shape, try either faking bangs with your own hair or purchasing clip in bangs, that way you’ll avoid any unexpected results when it’s too late.

Keep calm.

When you to take the leap and cut your fringe, be prepared to experience a lot of trial and error before you perfect the style you’re going for. Keep calm and keep trying because once you master the style, you’ll never look back and will forever be basking in compliments.

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Want to shine bright? It's glow time

It’s time to add highlighter to your makeup routine, if you haven’t already. Applying a skin-illuminating highlighter is essentially a hack for getting a flawless-looking face. Highlighter is so popular because this type of face makeup can help create the appearance of a glow and make your favourite features pop. Basically, it’s a no brainer that you should be participating in this beauty trend and utilizing luminous highlighters.

Now, you just need to figure out how to apply highlighter the right way. The thing is, there are quite a few different types of highlighter out there and multiple points on your face you can highlight. That may sound complicated, but fear not. Thankfully, we’re breaking down exactly how to apply highlighter like a pro. It’s glow time!

How you apply highlighter depends on the formula you choose. See below for the two most popular formulas & how to apply them.

How to Apply Pressed Powder Highlighter

If you’re new to highlighter, face powders are as good a place as any to start. All you’ll need to get started is a highlighter and a brush to apply it with. Instead of picking up a single shade, try a highlighting palette like the L’Oréal Paris La Vie En Glow Highlight Pallette , which offers a low glow intensity (i.e. it's nice and subtle!). That way, you’ll have multiple illuminating face powders to play with. As for the brush, try one with a fan shape to sweep the pressed powders onto key spots of your face—above your cheekbones, below your brows, in the inner corner of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and along your cupid’s bow.

How to Apply Highlighter Drops

For anyone looking for more customizable illumination, we have just the thing for you. Any way you want to glow, highlighter drops can help. The L’Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Glow Drops are a must-have multi-tasker. Not only is it up to you whether you apply them with a makeup blender or your fingers, but you can choose to create all over radiance or a targeted glow. For all over radiance, mix the glow-boosting drops into foundation , skin care products like moisturiser, or primer. If you’re after a targeted glow, use the highlighter drops alone or over foundation, applying them to the key spots. See, so many options! Try using one highlighter drop for a natural dewy glow, or two if you’re after more intensity.


Now that you know how to apply your highlighter, learn how to use it strategically for a pretty glow and avoid taking your makeup into disco ball territory. If you know where to wear highlight you can create sharper-looking cheekbones, fuller-looking lips, brighter-looking eyes, and a narrower-looking nose.

1. Cheeks

With the help of a highlighter, sky high model-worthy cheekbones can be in your near future. First, find your cheekbones by drawing an invisible line from the middle of your ear towards your lips. Voilà, there it is! Your highlight will go just above this line, from the top of your ear to the outer corner of your eye. Take a fan shaped brush and sweep a highlighting powder on, or use your finger to dot on a liquid light reflector before blending out.

2. Eyes

In order to help achieve a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look, highlight your eyes in two places. Use a light, sparkly highlighter like the Sundust shade in the L’Oréal Paris La Vie En Glow Highlight Pallette and a small eye shadow brush to illuminate the center of your eyelids and the inner corners of your eyes. If you’re not feeling particularly well-rested, highlighting these spots can help make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Perfect for faking a night of flawless sleep!

3. Under eyes

Disguise dark circles and a dull complexion by placing highlighter under your eyes. With your ring finger, pat on an illuminating concealer, gently working it into your skin to brighten and hide darkness.

4. Eyebrow bone

Achieving defined, bold eyebrows doesn’t end with an eyebrow pencil or pomade. Filling eyebrows in should be followed with highlighting underneath. Just a touch of highlighter can help raise your eyebrow’s arch and complete your sculpting. Blend a illuminator along your brow bone, just under your eyebrows.

5. Nose

If you wish your nose looked slightly slimmer, then grab a highlighter. If you add a subtle highlight down the bridge of your nose, your eyes are drawn to the “light” and are tricked into thinking your nose is narrower than it really is. Focus product on the end of your nose to give the tip an instant lift. For less obvious highlighting, opt for an option without shimmer, like a concealer that’s two to three shades lighter than your skin tone.

6. Cupid’s bow

Pucker up! Plump up the look of your pout by highlighting the dip above your top lip, a.k.a. the cupid’s bow. Using your fingertip, apply just a touch of your favorite glow-getter to help make your upper lip look fuller. Remember, this is a case where less is more! Too much highlighter and the only illusion you’ll have created is that of upper lip sweat. Go for just a subtle glisten to get luscious-looking lips instead.

7. Lips

Don’t let your bottom lip feel left out—make your lips match with more strategically placed highlighter. Adding a highlighting powder to the center of your lower lip can help make it appear fuller. This hint of luster can make the lip seem bigger by dragging the eye down.

Congrats: You now know how to apply highlighter like a makeup artist!

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