How to Sport Gigi Hadid’s Beach Bombshell Locks
A look that has been showcased by some of the fashion industry’s hottest icons is the seemingly perfect tousled beach waves look. This hairstyle manages to present a sexy, and sleek style while still remaining simple and drama free.
Gigi Hadid, a twenty one year old supermodel who has been seen strutting down the runway of Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger has no doubt been in the center of the public’s eye. But the appeal of Gigi Hadid stems from her piercing blue eyes, and her naturally modelesque beach bum hair.
You heard it right ladies, Gigi Hadid’s hair is naturally perfectly textured, and is the ideal hybrid between loose curls and semi-straight locks. Now for us girls who are not blessed with naturally salon touch haired, there are many quick and easy solutions to achieve this look.
Less Is More
Contrary to what you’ve heard, washing your hair everyday is not recommended, and in retrospect, can actually become a huge hair sin. When you wash your hair, you are stripping it of its natural oils, which as you would assume, are there to replenish and protect your locks.
Not only does cutting back on washes better effect the overall health of your hair, it also makes styling much easier. Curls and waves stick better when they’re working with second day hair, which can be extremely helpful when working towards achieving Hadid’s hairstyle.
Gigi Not Greasy Hadid
I understand the struggle as much as the next person, when you skip out on washes, your hair tends to get greasy, which will take away from the overall appearance of a sexy subtle beach wave.
A simple and affordable #HairHack to prevent this, is to simply work a small amount of baby powder into the crown of your hair. Baby powder is jam packed with safe, but effective ingredients which will help absorb grease immediately.
If you are willing to splurge on a product that is made solely for this purpose, I would highly recommend the “Batiste Dry Shampoo”. Raved about by beauty icon and Youtuber, Gigi Gorgeous, the Batiste company is infamously known for their wide range of effective products, that are individually personalized to fit every hair type.
Curling Irons Are Back In
Some people believe that the standard curling iron is virtually useless, seeing that curls can now be achieved with the help of a straightening iron, but I would beg to disagree. Swapping out your curling barrels can result in different curls. A small barrel will achieve tight and spiral curls, whereas a large barrel will give the effect of loose curls.
Ladies, put down the hairspray, and get out your two inch curling barrels. When using a two inch curling barrel, you will get instant Gigi Hadid beach waves, and if you would like the more straight look that Gigi Hadid occasionally sports, make sure not to use any products such as hairspray that will make the hair tacky. Finally, give your locks a quick brush through, to relax the waves.
Do Your Part
Although I do believe the deep side part worn by the shockingly beautiful Pamela Anderson during Baywatch (which became one of the fundamental bases of beach fashion) was, and still is a great look. However, Gigi prefers to wear her hair in a middle part.
You can find your middle part by using a rat tailed comb. Simply bring the edged side to the middle of your nose, and slowly bring it up towards your hairline. Continue to bring your comb to the back of your head until you have your hair divided on two sides. It’s really that easy! Pro tip: your middle part is more easily trained when hair is wet, so it is recommended that you do this step with fairly damp hair for better results.
The Deadly Hair Sins
All hairstyles, no matter how simplistic or abstract they are, are more appealing on healthy hair, so here are some tips to keep in mind when styling and washing your hair.
Towel Drying : Towel drying your hair is the ultimate no-no. When using a towel to dry your hair, you are roughening up the cuticles of your hair, thus making hair more prone to breakage. I always recommend to let your hair air dry, or use a blow dryer, using cooler air when in a rush.
Brushing Your Hair While Wet: It is no secret that wet hair is more susceptible to damage due to its elastic like manner. Wide toothed combs are recommended when brushing wet or damp hair. Don’t forget, you can always rely on your fingers to get the job done.
Utilize Your Products
In this section we will be discussing ‘stress free holy grail products’ to achieve flawless and easy Gigi Hadid waves.
Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort Beach Texturizer: The name of this product truly says it all. With the aim of achieving sexy surf inspired hair, this product definitely delivers what it claims. The application product only adds to the appeal, seeing that it can be used on wet or dry hair, and only requires to be “scrunched” through the hair to work.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray: You may have heard about this product through social media, or maybe ‘your-all- things-in-style-obsessed-bff ‘ mentioned this product to you, but this spray is a definite must have. With claims of adding a sexy tousled beach like inspired wave, this product delivers, and the insanely cheap price, and list of jaw dropping ingredients such as sea salt and sea kelp, this is a must have in your collection.