Beach waves are the hair style epitome of summer. It’s the perfect time to “let your hair down” and live carefree with low maintainance haircare… if only nature would allow it. Unfortunately, the elements of summer- the humidity, sweltering high temperatures, and sandy/salty seaside air require extra work to keep healthy locks locked down. In fact, the term ‘beach waves’ is entirely misleading since there’s nothing natural or carefree about the style at all. Luckily my friend Cara McLeay from A Fashion Love Affair (Poppy Magazine Issue One) not only makes summer waves look effortless, she also simplifies the process in a video tutorial after the jump.